The world of forestry, forest management, and logging can often feel remote and obscure. Yet the decisions we make about forests have far-reaching impacts on design and the world at large.
In 2020, the American Hardwoods Export Council (AHEC) approached Disegno Works for help getting the design world invested in discussions surrounding the timber industry. We responded with Words on Wood, a podcast series that explores the world of forestry and which makes it legible to a broad, design-interested audience
Each episode of the podcast is anchored to a specific design project, weaving in expert analysis and science, alongside industry perspectives. The podcast provides an accessible route into understanding the global forces shaping our environment, with conversational narration and humour linking together expert commentary on topics including carbon sequestration, wood and wellbeing, and illegal logging.
Disegno Works collaborated closely with AHEC, guiding the editorial process, curating speakers and episode topics and conducting interviews and script writing. Our team oversaw all audio production from recording to editing and provided a sharp graphic identity for the podcast.