Hacking Plastics

Hacking Plastics

Have you ever gotten take out food and after eating it looked down at the single use plastic packaging only to have the feeling of satisfaction be tarred by a tinge of guilt?

If you’re anything like the crowd that met at Imperial College on Saturday February 9th, the answer is a resounding yes (often preceded by a groan). The first plastics hackathon was unlike any hackathon I had participated in before.

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Hiking & Nature in Japan

Hiking & Nature in Japan

On Sunday I went hiking. Hiking in Japan is not too different than hiking in other parts of the world. The main difference as far as I can see is the wonderful accessibility to nature. Hiyoshi is right between Tokyo and the coast in Kamakura, which means that a mere 45 minute train ride takes you to an area that is not only home to nature hikes, but is also on the coast. Incidentally, Kamakura is in Kanagawa (not confusing at all), which is the location of that beautiful big wave you think about when you think about Japanese art.

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Tokyo hello!

Tokyo hello!

Hello friends!

I have promised to write more, and though I’ve had fun filling up the pages of my notebook since arriving in Tokyo, I realise those are a little hard to share with everyone who has asked about Japan, what life here is like, and what I’m learning from studying design in this country. So here we go!

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