Lessons from architecture school
About the speaker
Akiko worked in architectural practice in London, Sydney, Tokyo and Edinburgh for 15 years prior to focussing on the facilitation of community led projects in the built environment. Using design thinking approaches, she creates ways for groups to explore the potential of their proposals, communicate their vision and gain practical skills.
As a registered architect and certified Passivhaus designer, Akiko has undertaken a variety of creative collaborations such as with service designers Snook and housing agency Assemble Collective Self Build. She has hands-on construction experience, and has most recently been part of the Tiree Noust Boathouse and Wikihouse v4.2 live build projects.
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The more specific a design idea is the greater its appeal is likely to be. — Akiko Kobayashi
The things that are broken are not just things that you can see or touch. — Akiko Kobayashi
"Out of all that positive feedback, the one that matters is, of course, that one that says `that wasn`t really as constructive as I was hoping`" — Akiko Kobayashi
The more specific a design idea is, the greater its appeal is likely to be. — Akiko Kobayashi
What I realized was that the things that are broken are not just things that you can see or touch. — Akiko Kobayashi