Francesca Birks – Reboot 10 interview


Francesca Birks is a analyst with the Foresight group at design and engineering consultancy ARUP in London UK.

She and I talk about her work and what a foresight analyst does, how destilling information is relevant, how her area of engineering and technology is on a different time scale than for example the internet as well as about her topic of “structure versus freedom”:

Structure vs Freedom: An exploration of the dynamic relationship between freedom and structure in the fields of architecture and engineering.

How do structures create freedom, and when is freedom constrained by the deliberate imposition of structure? When does architecture reinforce its own cultural bias instead of supporting the community interactions at play?

Quick and dirty abstract + links
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