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The past decade has seen the rise of a vast property development in the King’s Cross district of central London. As its residential zone nears completion, Dr Philip Carter considers the life of Henry Croft – founder of the Pearly Kings, and a late-Victorian resident of King’s Cross – who features in the development’s marketing campaign.
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Home-Start Camden is a local charity that works to support families across the borough. Based in Kentish Town, the organisation has been running for over 20 years, helping local residents with young children when they are going through a difficult time. Each year we support around 120 families and train over 45 volunteers. The key to our success is providing a listening ear, non-judgemental support and carefully matching families with volunteers. A child’s early years are critical, and through our work we help them to have the best start in life.
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When building Conway Hall in 1929, the bronze bust of Moncure Conway went missing and the building’s entrance niche was left empty for 87 years. In 2016, however, a 3D print bronze-effect bust of Conway was unveiled, courtesy of a year-long project to restore this missing piece of heritage. In June 2017, the story continued with the launching of the publically available 3D print software of the bust thanks to Conway Hall, Dickinson College (Philadelphia, USA) and My Mini Factory’s Scan The World project.
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For one thing, taking an innovation major in an arts university enables students to each develop their own characters. This year, students taking the Masters in Innovation Management at Central Saint Martins will be hosting an exhibition themed around four global tensions. The four tensions are digital and physical, profit and preservation, now and the future, and order and chaos.
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You can’t turn on the television or scroll through Facebook these days without the topic of mental health being featured. Whether the focus is NHS funding or our young royals doing their bit to help reduce stigma, it is everywhere. We know that one in four of us will experience a mental health problem in our lifetime, whilst recent research suggests that as many as 77% of employees said they had experienced symptoms of poor mental health at some point in their lives.
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Students of existential philosophy will be familiar with Jean-Paul Sartre’s pronouncement that “existence precedes essence”: you can’t reduce the infinitely complex, unique qualities of an individual (a human existence) to some crude stereotype, like the “white van man” of our popular journalism.
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In this interview, Simone Stewart provides an example of media collaborations that she developed at The Wallace Collection. This project could set an example on how to explore and facilitate cross sector collaborations through social media within the Knowledge Quarter.
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Shana Tufail, communications and marketing manager, presents the vision and mission of the Alan Turing Institute. In her blog she provides an insight into what data science is and invites all Knowledge Quarter partners to engage with the newly-created national institute, in order to opens opportunities and potential for collaboration across sectors.
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The Ideas & Pioneers Fund supports individuals with unusual or radical ideas at the earliest stage of development; to enable scoping, exploration and the necessary development work prior to launching and testing a new approach or venture.
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A fascinating blog in which Amina Yaqin and Peter Morey, from SOAS University, illustrate the Muslims, Trust and Dialogue project (MTCD). They develop a theoretical framework and present practical case studies, exploring how building trust between cultures places mutual responsibility on participants in an open dialogue.