From #MeToo to #BlackLivesMatter: How the car industry could do better

As Ford design manager and one of the only women in a senior position, in the 1970s and 80s Mimi Vandermolen helped pioneer the current ergonomic approach to interior design © Ford I entered journalism through the automotive corridor. Fresh from university and with a background in the arts, a Design History degree and absolutely no real-life working skills, I took the first job that presented itself. It was at a dry auto technology magazine. The... Read More

The young, spirited voices changing darkness into light

This weekend over 600 cities around the world took to the streets to protest against the aggressively nationalist and populist politics that has found its voice so explicitly in Donald Trump and his blatantly deluded supporters. Organised to coincide with his first day as US president, the Women’s March has got to be one of the most spontaneous and spirited demonstrations of recent history. Instigated from Washington DC, this modest idea... Read More