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May
2015

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In Arts & Crafts

By Alina Pirvu

Plan in the making

On 16, May 2015 | No Comments | In Arts & Crafts | By Alina Pirvu

I was pleasantly surprised and yet quite annoyed when recently I remembered I haven’t touched this website, therefore the blog, in a very long time (years, to be more specific).

So the plan now is to actually make a plan and come back with fresh updates. Dear blog, you shall be the confider of my random thoughts!

 

04

Aug
2012

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In Design

By Alina Pirvu

How to better understand sustainable design?

On 04, Aug 2012 | No Comments | In Design | By Alina Pirvu

One of the best things in researching for my dissertation is the amount of great people I get to meet and talk to. One of them is Bernhard Dusch, a PhD student at Cambridge University, who’s been working together with 2 other people on designing a sustainable design & brainstorm tool kit. Read more…

20

Jul
2012

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In Design
Social

By Alina Pirvu

A plan that works

On 20, Jul 2012 | No Comments | In Design, Social | By Alina Pirvu

 

About the issues that society faces much has been written and will continue to be. But about the courage of finding solutions and implementing them there is still a lot to be told.

Some time ago I’ve had a lovely conversation on the power and determination to change misconceptions and old-fashioned systems that no longer benefit society entirely, but instead have massive gaps. And during the discussion one nice example arouse: Plan Zheroes.

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04

Jul
2012

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In Design
Design & Branding

By Alina Pirvu

A day @Acanchi

On 04, Jul 2012 | No Comments | In Design, Design & Branding | By Alina Pirvu

Last week me and my Brunel team had the chance to pay a visit to Acanchi Consultancy and talk about our research on the future of the urban luxury hotel room in terms of design. Read more…

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20

Jun
2012

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In Design
Events

By Alina Pirvu

LEGO Serious Play @Made in Brunel

On 20, Jun 2012 | No Comments | In Design, Events | By Alina Pirvu

About 2 months ago the idea of having a LEGO Serious Play workshop at Made in Brunel as part of the Masters’ events arose. It seemed a bit of a challenge but one not to be left aside. And this is how the chase in planning and organizing the event started. I admit it was not an easy task. The result? The images speak for themselves.

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06

Jun
2012

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In Design
Design & Branding
Events

By Alina Pirvu

Join the journeys

On 06, Jun 2012 | No Comments | In Design, Design & Branding, Events | By Alina Pirvu

It’s about one more week left until yet another exciting edition of Made in Brunel. This year it’s all about the journeys of people and projects.

The schedule sounds very promising already with some great names being revealed for the Pecha Kucha evening, an ‘innovation lunch’, design & brand visions & talks, creative screenings and an alumni party.
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05

Jun
2012

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In Design & Branding
Events

By Alina Pirvu

Brand Jamming @Brunel

On 05, Jun 2012 | No Comments | In Design & Branding, Events | By Alina Pirvu

Last week I had the lovely chance to be part in a one day exploration of the inter-relationship of Brands and the Digital Economy at Horizon Digital Brand Jam @ Brunel.

From the very morning the room was  filled by the buzz of people arriving and enjoying a chat and a coffee.  And what an amazing crowd: brand experts, academic representative from renowned universities, business experts, digital media experts, as well as Brunel design, branding & innovation students acting as facilitators to the workshop.

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23

May
2012

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In Design

By Alina Pirvu

IDEO’s good vibes

On 23, May 2012 | No Comments | In Design | By Alina Pirvu

This is the first thing that you notice once you reach their office in London. A bit hidden from the street noise the cosy location seems welcoming from the very start. And it proves to be like this until the last moment of your staying.

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05

Feb
2012

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In welcome

By Alina Pirvu

not there yet…

On 05, Feb 2012 | No Comments | In welcome | By Alina Pirvu

 

Hi  : )

Glad to see you’re here. My website is still on work-in-progress mode so please come back soon. Maybe it will be up and running.

Alina

//oh, wait. It’s up and running already. Enjoy!

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