17 episodes

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: white oak

    Tree shorts: white oak

    In this weeks tree short, we dive into the world of white oak - one of the most popular species across Europe. Host India Block speaks to architecture practice Maccreanor Lavington to find out more about the white oak used in the newly designed Ibstock place school refractory in South West London.
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    • 15 min
    S3E2: Thermally modified timber with Jan Hendzel and Kirsten Haggart

    S3E2: Thermally modified timber with Jan Hendzel and Kirsten Haggart

    In episode two, the hosts examine the different ways in which humans have baked, charred and heated wood to create thermally modified timber (TMT). The episode includes interviews with furniture designer Jan Hendzel, timber consultant and researcher Neil Summers, and architect Kirsten Haggart of architecture studio Waugh Thistleton.
    Words on Wood is hosted by Oli Stratford and India Block, and produced by Evi Hall.

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    • 26 min
    Tree shorts: cherry in architecture

    Tree shorts: cherry in architecture

    A bitesize episode exploring American cherry and all of its unique properties, featuring architect Ian Ritchie
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    • 15 min
    S3E1: Ash under threat with Sheridan Coakley, Wilkinson Rivera and Emma Hudgins

    S3E1: Ash under threat with Sheridan Coakley, Wilkinson Rivera and Emma Hudgins

    Season three of Words on Wood kicks off with an exploration of tree diseases through the lens of ash, looking into the risks posed to this tree species across North America and Europe by the invasive emerald ash borer insect and the fungus responsible for ash dieback disease. How do these threats spread through forests and affect timber and, once they have struck, what happens to the dead and dying trees? We speak to Sheridan Coakley, founder of SCP Furniture, about the recent One Tree project, challenging designers to create a piece using a felled tree suffering with ash dieback, and Emma Hudgins - an expert on invasive species.
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    • 30 min
    Special episode: Kinetic Furniture - with Benedetta Tagliabue

    Special episode: Kinetic Furniture - with Benedetta Tagliabue

    To celebrate the launch of Perpetuum Mobile, and the return of Milan Design Week, host Oli Stratford speaks to Benedetta Tagliabue, the director and head architect of the international firm Benedetta Tagliabue - EMBT Architects.
    Showing as part of the INTERNI Design Re-Generation exhibition event at the Università degli Studi of Milan, Perpetuum Mobile – The Dancing Furniture of Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue’s home, brings together recreations of nine of the furniture pieces and objects that the architect designed alongside his partner Benedetta Tagliabue for their home in Barcelona, Spain.
    The exhibition includes tables, seating and shelving designed between 1992 and 1999, and reproduced in sustainable American hardwoods, but never put into commercial production. Although each piece is unique, they all demonstrate Miralles’ vision of the ‘house in motion’ – a domestic space in which each piece of furniture does not have a defined place or a set purpose, but can be moved or modified to meet the needs of the moment.
    Perpetuum Mobile – The Dancing Furniture of Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue’s home.
    Designed by Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT Architects, in collaboration with Fundació Enric Miralles.
    Supported by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC).
     
    Dates
    6–13 June 2022
    Venue
    Aula Magna Hall, Università degli Studi di Milano, via Festa del Perdono 7, 20122 Milano

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    • 30 min
    Tree shorts: cherry

    Tree shorts: cherry

    A bitesize episode exploring American cherry and all of its unique properties, featuring UK based designer Mac Collins.
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    • 14 min

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