John is Emeritus Professor of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London and Professor of Practice at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD. In the early 1970’s John invented several solar energy devices and published papers on the impending environmental crises. Between 1978 and 1988 he was Deputy Head of Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, during the rise of the YBA group. After this time he launched several radical and innovative design degrees, including the BA(Hons) in Design (1989) and the MA in Design Futures (1995). He has given many keynote talks in different countries and published over a hundred articles, papers and book chapters. He is also co-founder of the international ‘Writing-PAD Network’ and co-editor of the ‘Journal of Writing in Creative Practice’.