Sustainable Thinking by Aaris Sherin
This book on ‘Ethical Approaches to Design and Design Management‘ features Elio Studio as one of several design practice case studies. It was published by Ava, now a subsidiary of Bloomsbury, in August 2013.
Make Hay Blog
Leonora of Elio Studio has worked with Make Hay for some time, being one of our longest-standing Green Hosting and web design clients. She is also a good friend of Green Girls Global. So, a warm welcome please…
Chapter 9 – Putting Co-operative Responsibility into Action, Shared Texts, p.186
“Creative Data is the title of a project by Leonora Oppenheim, a designer (founder of Elio Studio) who writes for TreeHugger. Leonora produced The Butterfly Effect – first of a planned series of such events, in Norwich, using climate data and mapping from the Tyndall Centre and working with social scientists from UEA. Here local people could interact with a massive map of the Norfolk Broads on the floor (of the Forum in the town centre).
The key question was ‘where are your priorities for this area?’ (conservation, agriculture or tourism?). This was something people had to indicate by placing stickers – interacting with other people’s choices. For me, this is another kind of shared text; instead of passively receiving plans you are engaging with the real trade offs. This is a different frame to receive scientific information in.”
Leonora Oppenheim of Elio Studio talks about the progress of the arts project linking the Norfolk Broads with local schools. It brings into visual focus evironmental issues around the Broads and their uses for leisure and pleasure…
Interactive Map Engages Public on how Climate Change Effects their Future
TreeHugger spends an awful lot of time discussing technological solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges. Whether it’s industrial solar cookers, the latest electric cars or solar planes, there’s no doubt that technological innovation can be a huge boon to environmental sustainability. But what about social innovation? If we’re going to find a way out of the mess we’ve created, then finding new ways to interpret and relate to our environment is going to be at least as important as inventing the latest fancy gizmos…
Green Girls Global
Do you know what’s going to happen tomorrow? How about in 10 years time? Or even 100 years? Do you know what kind of houses we’ll be living in, how we’ll travel to work or school, what kind of food we will eat, or what will the landscape will look like? The uncertainty of the future can be exciting for some and worrying for others, but what’s certain is that we all have a significant part to play in what lies ahead…
We were lucky enough to snag a few minutes with Sustainable Design Consultant Leonora Oppenheim at this year’s DeTank.tv studio at Tent London. Convinced that sustainability is the most important and exciting challenge facing designers today, Leonora talks with Max Fraser about her thoughts on climate change, greenwashing and the way forward…
What’s the best bit about your job? Keeping myself aware + educated, but more importantly the privilege of getting to tell other people’s stories: highlighting the amazing work that is being done by individuals all over the world and bringing it to a wider audience…