Many businesses invest in R&D, but we think it's curious that most design firms don't. We set up At Abrahams, an occasional roving series in 2006 with Claire Curtice Publicists to not only learn from our peers but also, from clever people from other disciplines – the arts, science and business. The theme, to explore the commercial application of creativity. Click here to see more.
Pecha Kucha London Design Museum
Mike Abrahams is happy to be invited to talk on design related topics and has spoken at a number of venues including the Design Museum, London Design Festival, the V&A, Open House London, Nokia and the Hub. He has been an assessor for the Chartered Society of Designers and served as a member of the Design Council's Design Skills Advisory Panel.
Strategy workshops Curation and delivery
Every project starts with a familiarisation phase. It always includes meeting 'stakeholders' which can be over a cup of coffee and a chat, a series of telephone interviews, an online survey, or bespoke hands-on workshops. This identifies the issues, clarifies the brief, confirms the vision and values of the organisation and gives us the criteria to judge the work.
Designer Breakfasts Monthly talks for practicioners
From 2005-2013, Mike Abrahams and designer Amanda Tatham curated Designer Breakfasts – monthly events for small creative design businesses around the theme of entrepreneurship. Over the years Designer Breakfasts have partnered with The British Library, Mccann Erickson, St Brides, BBH and London’s Design Museum. Films of the breakfast talks can be viewed here.
Solidspace at Open House London
As part of our work with Solidspace, we curate events supporting their ongoing involvement in Open House London. This has included illustrated 'show rounds' of their newly finished developments, speaking at organised events on brand in housing, and an exhibition demonstrating a new typology of residential architecture.