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This podcast offers a deep dive into some of the big issues surrounding forests and our relationship to them and serves as a platform for cross-disciplinary discussion. Drawing on the work of scientists, conservationists, forestry professionals, academics, designers and architects, Words on Wood is a space for frank reflection on the challenges and opportunities presented by working with forests.
Created in conjunction with Disegno, the Quarterly Journal of Design.

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This podcast offers a deep dive into some of the big issues surrounding forests and our relationship to them and serves as a platform for cross-disciplinary discussion. Drawing on the work of scientists, conservationists, forestry professionals, academics, designers and architects, Words on Wood is a space for frank reflection on the challenges and opportunities presented by working with forests.
Created in conjunction with Disegno, the Quarterly Journal of Design.

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    Tree shorts: tulipwood

    Tree shorts: tulipwood

    A bitesize episode exploring American tulipwood, its properties and commentary from architect Alison Brooks on its use in The Smile, created for London Design Festival in 2016.
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    • 11 min
    S2E1: Building with Timber with engineer Andrew Lawrence and architect Lina Ghotmeh

    S2E1: Building with Timber with engineer Andrew Lawrence and architect Lina Ghotmeh

    This second season of Words on Wood sees Disegno’s editors Oli Stratford and India Block navigate the intersections between the worlds of forestry and design and architecture, focusing in on topics including timber construction; experimental uses of wood and cellulose; a world wide timber tracing network; and a look at how designers and makers are bringing fresh relevance to traditional woodcraft practices. 
    With architecture under more pressure than ever to improve the sustainability of buildings, Words on Wood looks at the potential for timber structures to reshape the field. Given the opportunities and challenges facing the construction of tall timber buildings, what role does wood have to play in the future of our built environment? Engineer Andrew Lawrence and architect Lina Ghotmeh discuss the complexities of the issues.

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    • 33 min
    S1E4: Wood and Wellbeing with guests Alex de Rijke, Asif Kahn and Amanda Sturgeon

    S1E4: Wood and Wellbeing with guests Alex de Rijke, Asif Kahn and Amanda Sturgeon

    In the conclusion of the first season of Words on Wood, we explore how using timber in architecture and design can positively impact our mental, emotional and physical well-being. With special guests architects Alex de Rijke, Asif Kahn and Amanda Sturgeon, author of Creating Biophilic Buildings.
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    • 26 min
    S1E3: Illegal logging with guests Formafantasma, Constance McDermott and Rupert Oliver

    S1E3: Illegal logging with guests Formafantasma, Constance McDermott and Rupert Oliver

    In the third episode of Words on Wood we explore the challenges facing the design and timber industries to cut out illegal logging, and how architects and designers can respond, with guests Formafantasma, Constance McDermott and Rupert Oliver.
    This episode was hosted by Kristina Rapacki and Oli Stratford and was produced by Evi Hall.

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    • 27 min
    S1E2: The Carbon Sink with guests Andrew Waugh, Galina Churkina and Sean Sutcliffe

    S1E2: The Carbon Sink with guests Andrew Waugh, Galina Churkina and Sean Sutcliffe

    This episode dives into the significance of forests to climate change, their role in reducing carbon in the atmosphere, and the importance of carbon sequestration for architecture and product design, with guests Andrew Waugh, Galina Churkina and Sean Sutcliffe.
    This episode was hosted by Kristina Rapacki and Oli Stratford and was produced by Evi Hall.

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    • 25 min
    S1E1: Welcome to the forest with designer/maker Sebastian Cox and Jameson French

    S1E1: Welcome to the forest with designer/maker Sebastian Cox and Jameson French

    A look at some of the fundamental issues surrounding forests, and how these impact upon the timber that eventually ends up in buildings, products and furniture.This introductory episode moves between discussion of small-scale forest management with UK-based designer/maker Sebastian Cox, through to the decisions being taken in large-scale forest management in the U.S. with Jameson French, CEO and President of Northland Forest Products.
    This episode was hosted by Kristina Rapacki and Oli Stratford and was produced by Evi Hall.

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    • 19 min

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