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Paul Thurston

London, United Kingdom

Head of Design at Thinkpublic

Member since March 07, 2008

  • thinkpublic Social Lab helps The Prime Minister’s No To Knives Coalition tackle knife crime

    Peace, Communication Design


    The No To Knives Coalition has been tasked by the Prime Minister with initiating and enhancing campaign activities that change young people’s behaviour so that fewer young people carry knives and fewer fear them.

    thinkpublic were invited by Bebo, the social networking site and founding member of the Coalition, to run one of our famous Social Labs. The aim of the Lab was to “foster ideas that harness social media to affect behavior change”. Law enforcement agencies, youth violence policy makers, government officials, social media experts and community organisations attended the first event which was held today at Regent’s College in London. Outcomes from the Social Lab included a set of priority challenges, creative solutions for solving these challenges and scenarios for how they might look in the future.

    The thinkpublic Social Lab is a space for people to share ideas and design solutions to social challenges, if you would like to speak to someone about running a Social Lab with your organisation please email

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design