Martyn Perks is a management consultant, and he also regularly writes about design, technology and innovation for a number of publications including the Independent, spiked, Design Week, and the Big Issue. He has also organised and spoken at numerous events in America and in Europe, including at the Cheltenham Science Festival, London Design Festival, the Design Museum, Zurich and Dublin Salons, and at the tenth Anglo-Israel Colloquium in Jerusalem. He was a contributor to The Future of Community: reports of a death greatly exaggerated, co-authored Big Potatoes: The London Manifesto for Innovation, and convened its Big Potatoes: Manifesto for Design group.
Lessons from America: the new culture wars
"I have been doing the Battle of Ideas for a couple of years, but never before have I felt so heartened and so alive as the day ended. The spectacle of so many fascinating minds, none too proud to agree, none too modern to disagree, all at work on the most important questions of this rocky period: it's enough to make you believe there's hope for the species, yet."
Zoe Williams, columnist, Guardian; author, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting