WE ARE WINNERS of DUNDEED. A Global Design Research Prize awarded by Design Indaba and the European Academy of Design, October 2019.
Choose HOPE, Emma Barrett Palmer Guest Blog Post for Roots Foundation, UK, September 2019
Ich schätze Menschen, die sich getrauen, über den Tellerrand zu blicken, um so den eigenen Horizont zu erweitern. Ich schätze Menschen, die viel spüren und ihr Herz im richtigen Moment öffnen. Ich schätze Menschen, die ihre eigenen Wege gehen, sich selbst ein Bild machen und sich nicht von außen steuern lassen. Ich schätze Menschen, die Empathie haben. Ich schätze Menschen, die ihren Reichtum nicht in Macht, Geld und anderen materiellen Dingen suchen, sondern in sich ihren Reichtum entdecken. Ich versuche, so zu leben, jedoch nicht, weil es mein Verstand mir vorschreibt oder ich es in der Schule gelernt habe, sondern weil es ein Bedürfnis meines Herzens ist. Und deshalb werde ich immer spüren, wem ich vertrauen kann. I appreciate people who dare to think outside the box to broaden their horizons. I appreciate people who feel a lot and open their hearts at the right moment. I appreciate people who go their own ways, get a picture of themselves and do not let themselves be controlled from the outside. I appreciate people who have empathy. I appreciate people who do not seek their wealth in power, money and other material things, but discover their wealth in themselves. I try to live that way, but not because my mind dictates to me or I learned it at school, but because it is a need of my heart. And that’s why I always feel who I can trust.
Read about a recent discussion on race with @yalinidream and @bitter_melanin … why we have chosen HOPE
Food which tells the stories of home - recipes of HOPE - contributed in The Welcome Tent at Dutch Design Week 2017, photo by Bron Von Doen at VREEMDLAND
“Lift one foot and put it in front of the other, if you keep moving the road is created by itself”, Muka Founder of MukaCariza sharing her story at Dutch Design Week 2018. Filmed by Dawit Wolde Aregai of Queen Production
‘In Our Hands’, a Calais Reunion in London. Photo by Emma Barrett Palmer in 2016. At the unveiling of his statue in 2007, Nelson Mandela said “it fulfilled a dream for there to be a statue of a black man in Parliament Square”.
Food which celebrates home, which celebrates our shared humanity. Read more about The Welcome Tent in the UK.
6 year old Felix, describing the first half of The Welcome Tent journey from UK, to Denmark, to Netherlands, to Switzerland, to France, between October 2017 to January 2018.
The Welcome Tent 16,000 mile journey was inspired by friendships made in Calais and launched by Robin Hood in Nottingham in August 2017
Dawit and Emma hosted in the Evaluation team at Dutch Design Week 2018. Read about what happened next here.
Call to Action by Founder Emma Barrett Palmer
We made it to the Freedom Farm in Greece - 1st May 2018 - now the real work begins.
2013, UK a collaboration between Social Innovation Lab Kent and Matthew Snyman, The Dementia Diaries is an NHS award-winning book and learning resource, designed and developed with grandchildren of people living with dementia.