I'm a consultant & university researcher exploring humanity's development & use of resources. I'm fascinated by society's ingenuity - our ability to extract and use raw materials to build communities, create wealth and improve living standards - and our seemingly simultaneous ability to encroach on the natural world and damage our environment and health in doing so.
I want to know how we can make better use of materials rather than discard what we already have - and how we can adapt existing structures and objects of our ancestors.
I've spent the past 20 years working in adaptive conservation - converting the world's oldest complete steamship into an arts and learning centre, designing a new museum within an abandoned rail station, converting a 17th century stone silk-maker's house in France and repurposing forgotten vintage treasures..
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To find out more about my professional consultancy and conservation work visit www.kdclondon.com