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Adam Thorpe

Adam Thorpe is a Reader in Socially Responsive Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, and Director of the Bikeoff Research Initiative, part of the Design Against Crime (DAC) Research Centre. His research activities are practice-based and he has contributed to the development of research methodologies that seek to maximize stakeholder value through the application of DAC principles. He also has a particular interest in research dissemination strategies that utilize market intervention to promote best DAC practice via product benchmarking. Current research activities include the “Bike Off” research project that seeks to reduce cycle theft through design and specification of secure cycling products and environments. He is also co-founder and design partner of Vexed Generation Ltd Karrysafe Ltd and Broke Bitter & Twisted. Exhibition and retail environment design outputs include Vexed Generation retails spaces and numerous international exhibition stands and installations. Current design collaborations include a cycle clothing brand ‘bespoke’ with Transport for London and Fisher Leisure.

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