Contributor: Philippa Abbott

Philippa Abbott is Director of A&D Projects. A&D deliver a range of engagement, strategy and design consultancy services with high impact community and environmental objectives in Australia and internationally. Philippa’s ongoing practice explores the value of context-integrated design and cultural mapping within local and regional sustainable development.

The local in the global: Future Living Studio

In 2013 as a part of the UN Environmental Program, designer Philippa Abbott spent four months in Vietnam working on a Sustainable Product Innovation Network (SPIN) project – the third iteration of The Future Living Studio. Collaborating with a team of Vietnamese, French and German designers, the team worked to develop a body of applied research and a collection of workplace furniture that showcased local