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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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    Ep 4: Wood and Wellbeing

    Ep 4: Wood and Wellbeing

    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
    Ep 3: Illegal logging

    Ep 3: Illegal logging

    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
    Ep 2: The Carbon Sink

    Ep 2: The Carbon Sink

    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
    Ep 1: Welcome to the forest

    Ep 1: Welcome to the forest

    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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allenworb ,

Informative for woodworker that loves the natural world.

Great topics for anyone interested in woodworking and design. I love the merger of science, ecosystems, economics, politics and everything else into the topic of wood. I wish they were longer and went into even more depth on each episode.

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