Darren Brockes

I’m a writer and designer. Usually, those feel like the same job. I’m interested in language, education and storytelling, all intersecting in identity development.

Plague Time Redux

Against the Grain takes a new lens to the production of society as we know it today. Scott starts with an incendiary: it’s us, the people (the heroes of the story, usually) who have been domesticated against our will.

Destined to Be Different

Joseph Henrich’s (2020) The WEIRDest People in the World starts with quite the claim: “Your brain has been altered, neurologically rewired as it acquired a skill that your society greatly values." Altered and rewired? By whom and for what?

History of Classroom Design

The classroom is a unique space with a particular function built out from how it is constructed. However, classrooms are often multifunctional, which brings into question how or why a classroom is built the way it is.