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Together with UID in Umeå we designed and built this photobooth for student portraits. Inside is a two way mirror, with the camera and lights behind in the dark, so when sitting inside you cannot see the tech, or where the image is being taken from.
There is audio feedback from the camera shutter, when the user presses the all important biggish red button.






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Oavsett – Applied narrative design leaders

Here are some more results of a three month residency by Oavsett, they were here to create, film and produce the below leaders among other shenanigans.

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Hungerford Bridge Space

For the last 8 months we have been working together with the professor Iain Borden and then the appointed architect Soren Nordal Enevoldsen to realise a new space at The Southbank centre, on the river Thames in London. This public space has been designed in the sprit of the current skatable location, but has been tweaked to be really great for skateboarding.

This space will be made from high quality materials consisting of mostly granite slabs, and bricks, it has been legally guarantee for this use for 125 years, and the design allows for change, adaption and re-appropriation.

Many thanks for the input from all the skaters, bmxers and artist who came to the public meetings, and the others involved in the focus group meetings. We all hope that this design will help preserve the integrity of the cultures involved for the foreseeable future.



More information and a press release can be found here.

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Then we got lucky


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Skatable architecture

Together with Iain Borden we have been involved with the writing of the ideology behind a new architectural skateboard-able space that could be built on the Southbank, in London. Check out the press release here here.

We chose three architects, which the Southbank then commissioned, below are some of the design ideas that came back. Next stage is to take the design further with one of the architects who will work with us and some of the future users of the space to finalise a design to build.

SNE Architects



42 Architects



SM Rich Architects


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Angry birds

These majestic birds have been keeping us awake the last few nights, with their incessant call which sounds like a car alarm.


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In Floda no one can hear you scream

The Oavsett crew are running a video workshop to make your own horror movie trailer. Below is a trailer for the workshop and here are the details and booking form. Spaces are limited so get booked quick.

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Strangely epic

This year in the north we have had an epic heatwave, the warmest on recorded. It’s all a bit surreal really considering we are one of the hottest places in Europe right now. In continuation of the surrealism, here is a nice bit of epic lakeness taken by the Oavsett crew.


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Summer is here


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