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Jan 25, 2017

Andrew is a filmmaker specialising in the built environment. Andrew seems to have interviewed or met almost all of my engineering design heroes (except Eiffel), and so I was equally delighted and nervous when he agreed to let me interview him! In this podcast we explore one of Andrew’s passions, the identification and celebration of engineering culture. Along the way way we get in to some great stories about designers, what they design and how they do it.

Jan 25, 2017
Ever since I’ve started this podcast, Corina has been top of my list of people to interview. She has a wide range of interests from engineering to jazz music, and I find what she has to say on many things hugely insightful. So I’m delighted she agreed to come on the show. In this interview we wander far and wide, and get int
  • Childhood influences and where they have taken her
  • The public service function of civil engineers
  • Careers advice for people with lots of interests
  • How today’s civil engineering challenges are social rather than technical
  • Problem-solving in complex situations
  • What Dantes Divine Comedy can teach us about creative collaboration
  • Practical suggestions for sane in a busy city. 
I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed recording.