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We Po-st. Coined by the scholar Edward de Bono, the word “po” is a way to signal during a brainstorming session that what is to follow is not nonsense but rather a provocative operation.
May 21, 2014

Celebrating Active Design and a healthier built environment

Joan Krevlin and Charles Azar, of the Sephardic Community Center, accept the project's Active Design award.

Joan Krevlin and Charles Azar, of the Sephardic Community Center, accept the project’s Active Design award.

This past Tuesday night, the team behind our Sephardic Community Center attended a hopping party in celebration of active design. The project, located on Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn, is one of four recipients of this year’s Active Design Award—and the only one located in New York City. Read more

May 29, 2014

Learning to let go with nature at Living Future 2014

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At this year’s Living Future unConference, Jennifer Preston co-led a workshop that merged the built and the natural.

 

According to Jennifer Preston, one of the best things about the Living Future community is how hands-on everyone is. And the energy at their annual “unConference” is no different. Earlier this month, Jen collaboratively led an unConference workshop with Alexandra Ramsden and Ilana Judah, entitled “Creating the Exquisite through Natural Inspiration.” Below, she shares the details of the session and her biggest takeaways. Read more

May 19, 2014

The value of poetry, performance, and idea exchange

The PER/FORM competition brought together a range of diverse thinkers around the topic of sustainability.

The PER/FORM competition brought together a range of diverse thinkers around the topic of sustainability.

Over the weekend, BKSK helped produce an exciting event: the culminating rounds of the PER/FORM Live Design Competition. While we played a key role throughout the competition, which also included an online challenge, the leadership of Jennifer Preston and James Wilson was especially tangible in the final day-long event. From the moderation of a group discussion with all of the competitors, to the real-time curation of a Dialogue Wall, Jen and James ensured that the day’s participants were all thoughtfully considering the future of sustainable design. Read more