Well done. You made it to December 🎉
Trump is out, a vaccine is around the corner and people are starting to feel good again. And the best bit? In 28 days we can say adiós to the sh*tshow that is/was 2020.
This month we’re responding to this wish for a “TV guide for all the awesome knowledge sharing going down” … I hope it doesn’t disappoint Jacqui 🙃 TIP: If you want to get your project or event featured here and on our Insta Stories, make sure you post it here before the end of the month.
Finally, we’ve made a new home for the Supplement on Substack, which has got us feeling all nostalgic, as our first few hundred issues were all plain text and “designed” in a time when ASCII art was (still is) a thing. It also gives us an excuse to (slowly) republish our entire 674 issue 23 year archive, so if you have any old issues lurking in your Inbox, please send them our way. The earliest one we can find is #160 from 4th April 2003, which coincidentally included this post:
Funny how things come around. Anyway, enough of the past, here’s our round-up of what you should be looking out for in the future and if you can’t wait a whole month for your next Supplement, make sure you join the Protein Community to get the daily updates:
4th Dec - V&A Late with musician, producer, DJ and broadcaster Nabihah Iqbal
7th Dec - Rules of Growth a free workshop to help you grow your business, your team or yourself in a sustainable way
8th Dec - The new rules of writing for women with Zing Tsjeng
8th Dec - Unreal City is London’s biggest public festival of AR art featuring 36 sculptures arranged as a walking tour along the River Thames
8th + 15th Dec - Internet Equality open day at UAL’s Creative Computing Institute
9th Dec - Protein Members Meet-up 🤙
12th Dec - Virtual gift-wrapping workshop with Zeena Shah
5th Jan - The Purpose Myth dives into the concept of purpose, why you won't find it at work, and what to do about it
Sick of #WFH? Book a FREE day pass in our beautiful Shoreditch workspace to remember that feeling of sitting at a desk surrounded by interesting people without the distraction of your housemates/kids/pets/partner/doorbell. Mulled wine and Christmas vibes included 🍷 🎄
It’s Nice That have launched a series on Conscious Creativity
Protein Amsterdam is looking for scouts in Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris
Protein London is looking for a freelance senior insight strategist and researcher
Looking to hire Black creatives? Start here …
Looking to hire fashion graduates? Start here …
Been made redundant? Adversity might just be your opportunity
Gucci made an online film festival and it’s pretty good
Feeling creative? Help rebrand Wikipedia
The story behind CK One’s new campaign on American youth
Help bring Grafik back as a printed publication
A long but excellent article on the rise and fall of getting things done
You can now knit your own Adapt Protest Scarfs
External Pages exists on “the outskirts of the Internet, where bottom-up approaches to public art can be explored”
Watch Dan Scott-Croxford’s new film, 18
Disembodied Behaviors celebrates the potential of digital individuals to dismantle predictive structures of power
The only question you need to answer this week: Who would you most want to invite over for dinner?
That’s all for this month. Enjoy the holidays (you deserve it) and see you all again in 2021 🙌
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