Sharing the stories of creative entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland and beyond through podcasts and other creative outputs.
Check out our audio documentary series "The World Turned Upside Down" - a project supported by FutureScreens NI's Rewriting The Narrative Fund.
Island Designed - 5 - Surroundings and belonging
In this episode Karishma and Rachel discuss our surroundings in Northern Ireland - how the design of our city of Belfast has been shaped and altered over the years, for better and for worse. We also discuss how humans attach ‘a sense of belonging’ to certain spaces and places, thanks to design.For this episode, we were delighted to be joined by Shane Quinn of the Belfast Buildings Trust.
Island Designed - 4 - Growing Locally
In this episode Karishma and Rachel discuss the ways in which we can support local. How do we avoid the convenience of large retailers to support local artisans and makers for what we need? /// We are joined this week by the sustainable designer Lucinda Graham
Island Designed - 3 - Cultural Revolution
In this episode Rachel and Karishma discuss the cultural revolutions that have bubbled up online and in public spaces in 2020 and their significance in shaping our future societies. They discuss the appropriation and misappropriation of culture within design and how we can make more empathetic decisions as designers. This episode features guests Black Culture Movement UK.
Island Designed - 2 - The Cost of Design
Episode 2- The human cost of Design - In this episode Rachel and I discuss our attitudes to the ethics around the products we consume and the human cost of it all. How can we engage with design in a more ethical and responsible way? /// Our guest - Dr Lipi Begum, a researcher and lecturer of Fashion, Centre of Fashion Business at the University of the Arts London.
Island Designed - 1 - Sustainability & Disposable Design
Rachel and Karishma are joined by Anna Leckey, teacher at Hot Yoga Belfast and a member of the Tiny Home movement to discuss the buzz word topics of sustainability and disposable design - their personal endeavours to live sustainably day-to-day within the realms of mainstream consumerism and the challenges we all face in doing so.
An interview with Illustrator Peter Strain
Small Town Big Dreams is now home to The Belfast Design Week podcast.
"In Season 1, Episode 6, we spoke with illustrator Peter Strain whose dreamy illustrations fuse typography and imagery. We spoke to him about how he got into illustration and how his creative practice has developed."
This podcast series was sponsored by Kainos with hosting and production by Simon Worthington.
Interviews and research were conducted by Simon Worthington and Karishma Kusurkar.
Artwork by Two Digs Studio.
Music for this podcast was written, performed and recorded by Nathaniel Myers.You can find out more about his work at www.nathanielmyers.co.uk