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Design & sustainability podcasts

The rise of the podcast, no doubt fuelled by lockdowns and societal restrictions, is seemingly unending.

Connecting us to the outside world, broadening minds and inspiring insight into concepts, notions and ideas that we might otherwise leave unexplored, they have become a loyal digital companion for many.

We’ve brought together our pick of some of the best design-centric conversations out there along with episodes dedicated to sustainability in design, offering in-depth discussions with some of the industry’s brightest minds…

Face to Face

Face to Face is a new podcast by Dezeen, the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine and is sponsored by Twinmotion. Hosted by Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, the series features conversations with the biggest names in architecture and design about how they got to where they are today.

Delve into an array of episodes including a conversation with architectural designer, John Pawson, who recounts his brief spell as a Buddhist monk, how Calvin Klein changed his life and explains how minimalism helps calm his “untidy mind”; architect Thomas Heatherwick discusses his childhood fascination with engineering, his distaste for architectural discourse and how he completed his first building while still a student, or listen to artist, designer and director, Es Devlin, talk about her seaside upbringing, maverick student years and meteoric career.

The Circular Economy Show

The Circular Economy ShowThe Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to develop and promote the idea of a circular economy. They work with and inspire, businesses, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally.

The foundation’s podcast is about a new way to design, make, and use things, and how we can build an economy that’s fit for the 21st century. The Circular Economy Show is a 30-minute discussion and debate around how we can move from a linear take-make-waste economy towards a circular economy.

In each episode, hosts are joined by inspiring businesses, policymakers, academics, and designers to discuss how circular economy solutions are being scaled, at speed, to tackle global challenges and benefit business, society, and the environment.

The Modern House Podcast

On The Modern House Podcast guests are asked to pick their three favourite homes from anywhere in the world; anything from a Modernist masterpiece to a ramshackle hut in a field. The carefully curated lineup includes architects, artists, designers, entrepreneurs and editors – people who have a great eye and share a passion for beautiful living spaces.

Amongst the episodes, designer Faye Toogood reveals her affinity with the Bloomsbury group’s flamboyance, Sri Lankan modernism and California’s mid-century design legacy, Rosa Park, founding editor of Cereal magazine, reveals her love of Bath’s limestone buildings, the unique style of her family home – and why you’d better not call her a minimalist and Simon Allford, co-founder of international architecture practice AHMM and future RIBA president, talks architecture, homes and the power of ‘everyday buildings’.

Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design PodcastMultidisciplinary designer & video producer, Anastasia Bachykala, prioritises working with conscious companies that are improving the world with their ideas, products and services.

Passionate about sustainable and circular innovation, she believes the only way for us to have a future is to share resources and knowledge, and this belief is one of the key drivers behind her Sustainable Design podcast.

A resource-driven podcast about sustainable design, circular economy and eco-innovators, episodes take a closer look at the concept of circular design and a circular economy alongside regenerative agriculture, carbon-negative furniture and innovative materials.

On Design

The On Design podcast brings you insightful conversations with design’s most inspiring figures—from designers, artists, editors, creative directors, entrepreneurs and everybody in between. This podcast offers an opportunity to understand what inspires them, how they work and how they see the world.

Guests range from Patagonia’s Associate Creative Director, Levon Sharrow discussing design with a purpose to illustrator, artist and designer Emily Forgot on optimism, memories and functional art and Monocle’s editor-in-chief, Andrew Tuck diving into one of his favourite topics – urbanism.


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