Our second volume has a keen focus on process. It steps out into city spaces and discovers how we may foster a profound connection with nature in unlikely urban places through rooftop beekeeping and urban foraging. It features one man’s epic cycle-adventure around the UK to meet with tucked away craftspeople who are still practicing their skilled work; it looks at the value of upcycling and crafting bespoke wares; it explores the stories around pigments and their traditional processes of production, from ochre mining with a seventh generation miner to the inky pigments of cephalopods to the artisanal production of woad; and it discusses creativity as physical experience through the sport of bouldering.

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Our second volume has a keen focus on process. It steps out into city spaces and discovers how we may foster a profound connection with nature in unlikely urban places through rooftop beekeeping and urban foraging. It features one man’s epic cycle-adventure around the UK to meet with tucked away craftspeople who are still practicing their skilled work; it looks at the value of upcycling and crafting bespoke wares; it explores the stories around pigments and their traditional processes of production, from ochre mining with a seventh generation miner to the inky pigments of cephalopods to the artisanal production of woad; and it discusses creativity as physical experience through the sport of bouldering.

Edible Cities

Taking a leaf out of the books of the more open-minded and adventurous city dwellers who boost their cooking repertoire with the flavours of their locale through urban foraging.

A Life Upward

“I see creativity as a physical experience: artists wrestle with ideas, battle with frustration and feel the adrenaline that comes with getting things right”. Designer and boulder climber Ivana McConnell explores the idea of bouldering as a creative practice.

Simply a Landscape

Over the past decade, urban beekeeper Camilla Goddard has turned her passion into her profession by taking to high-rise and urban apiculture.

The Creative Magpie

Questioning the singularity and linearity of our education and career paths and us as a product of this, and generating value in times of austerity.

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

Colour has been a focus of our attention for millennia, and our determination to extract and produce pigments has led to today’s thriving colour-centric industry. Our lives are now casually awash with a vast array of shades, tones, tints, and hues, but the stories, journeys, and histories of these pigments are often forgotten.

In Conversation with Nick Hand

Hitting the road on his metallic stead with a camera and a sound recorder, Nick is a collector of stories from "ordinary people who do extraordinary things – without even being aware of it". The same could said about Nick.