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This is our Virtual Reality

How is VR is changing our reality as we know it...?
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The latest in creativity from the SODA team.
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The Value of Public Art

SODA highlights some of London’s best examples of public art for good.
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The week in creativity brought to you...
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To Build a Place

What makes a place a place
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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July round up
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A creative roundup of the week
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Painting a Clearer Picture

As art galleries reopen their doors, the SODA team highlight some of the most exciting new exhibitions coming to the capital this summer.
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03.07.20

A weekly series exploring the new and practical ways that creatives are responding to COVID19...
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Movement in Colour

An exploration of how colour is used to define different movements
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19.06.20

A weekly series exploring the new and practical ways that creatives are responding to COVID19...
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Queer Artists of Colour

To celebrate Pride 2020, SODA highlights the cultural and artistic contributions of queer people of colour to our industry.
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21.05.20

A weekly series exploring the new and practical ways that creatives are responding to COVID19...
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07.05.20

A weekly series exploring the new and practical ways that creatives are responding to COVID19...
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Make Good

A weekly series exploring the new and practical ways that creatives are responding to COVID19...
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Jesper Eriksson - Transformative Materials

We sat down with the London based artist to discuss coal, fossil fuels and the nature of materials.
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KASIA WOZNIAK & LISA JAHOVIC

Photographer Kasia Wozniak and set designer Lisa Jahovic present 'Negative Mirror' ...
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PRIDE 2018

Here’s our pick of the best Pride campaigns of 2018 ...
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Photo Diary

Whilst attending Biennale Architettura 2018 Rob Fiehn documented some well known faces with his trusty Olympus OM20 ...
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'Freespace' Preview

Architectural correspondent Rob Fiehn picks his highlights to check out this summer at Biennale Architettura 2018 ...
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Gavin Coyle - man of the woods

Bobby Jewell sits down with furniture maker Gavin Coyle ...
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Christiane Spangsberg - Works In Progress

Imogen Eveson spends an evening in Sydney with Danish artist Christiane Spangsberg, as she sketches out the year ahead following three sell-out shows in 13 months ...
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Rowan Williams on Education

Designer Rowan Williams reflects on his experience of his design education ...
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14.12.17

It's our last creative news round-up of 2017 .... Enjoy!
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Adventures in Dalbergia

We paid a visit to the studio of Federico Méndez-Castro, a fine dust maker located on Granville Island, Vancouver ...
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mario macilau

The extraordinary, everyday ...
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30.11.17

'Tis the season to be jolly (almost!). Before the holiday season sweeps you off your feet take five minutes to have a look our latest round-up of creative news. Enjoy!
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The Goldloxe Effect

Creating in the shadows ...
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The Enduring Allure Of Indigo

Jenny Balfour Paul shares what makes the power and draw of natural indigo so enduring and what we can learn from its rich and magical history ...
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10.11.17

An audio visual explosion this week, plus an array of very very interesting objects from Athens ... Enjoy!
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TAKESHI MIYAKAWA

We chat to the NYC based designer about his practice, wax chandeliers & chairs having conversations ...
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Empty spaces to extraordinary experiences

Museum and interior design practice Casson Mann talk about how they create world-class innovative and engaging experiences.
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20.10.17

Ease into the start of the weekend with another round-up of creative news ...

SODA x SODA

That name sounds familiar! Rob Fiehn sits down with architectural studio SODA to find out about their Soho beginnings and how they're searching out interesting new projects.
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10.10.17

Take 5 and read our round-up of creative news ...
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the perfect equilibrium

Rethinking creative strategies to balance profit with consumer wellbeing ...
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01.08.17

Lego's 'Build The Future' Campaign

Firefighter? Astronaut? Rockstar?

‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ The answer often strays from reality. Bangkok-based CG studio Illusion and Ogilvy Group Thailand however have produced three eye-grabbing posters for Lego’s ‘Build the future’ campaign to bring our childhood desires to life. They show children inside giant Lego fireman, astronaut and rockstar suits, and the work eventually brought home four awards at this year’s Cannes Lions.

 Frédéric Vayssouze-Faure

Massive Minimalism

We are totally hypnotised by Frédéric Vayssouze-Faure’s gifs. The French animation expert explains complicated mathematical concepts through short animations and makes them look truly beautiful. ‘My work is about harmony, linking physical music theory to visual animations through the union of the wonderful sine function and the hyper self-related set of natural numbers’, he says. Check out all the giffy gloriousness here ... http://wavegrower.tumblr.com/p...

Rescue Robot

Looking a bit like a balloon, this rescue robot developed by researchers at Stanford University is capable of doing marvellous things: it can save people trapped in buildings, lift heavy creates and find a way through the most hostile environments to save people. Once activated, the ‘Vine’ robot releases a tendril that extends forward carrying a tiny camera at its tip to allow the user to steer it in the right direction. 

Split-view trash sculptures

If you happen to wander through the streets of Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, watch out for this bunny. Lisbon-born artist Bordalo II has created a series of bisected animals consisting of bright-coloured plastics as well as a combination of wood and metal created a muted mirror on the other side. He lives by "one man's trash is another man's treasure” aiming at raising awareness for ecological issues caused by waste. 

Photo: David Slater 

Naruto goes to court

Some of you might remember The Daily Mirror, The Daily Mail, and The Sun reporting how an Indonesian macaque named Naruto had stolen a camera and taken a selfie, way back in 2011. What hasn’t been reported as widely is the fact that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is suing wildlife photographer David Slater, whose camera the picture was taken on, on behalf of Naruto. The case has reached the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the USA and Slater has been driven to near bankruptcy as a result of the publicity stunt….But we don’t think Naruto minds as long as he’s credited for his work! Whatever your views on this, it raises some interesting questions about the ownership of creative work.

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