My working definition of sustainability is a world that isn’t creating more problems than it solves.
Working with communities to empower them rather than to change them.
Ways of using the structures of documentary storytelling to bring user generated content together…interesting stories and broadening participation.
I’m trying to make sense of the world – to understand things I don’t understand – making sense of them using the language that I have…colour, space, light.
Richard Latham and Jennifer McIvor are the passion behind Wishbone Design Studio. And that passion has created a successful international business firmly embedded in sustainability and quality. Because we declared our values early on – sustainability and quality – we were attracting customers of that same ilk, the pressure on us was not to drop […]
A lot of people are uncomfortable with the term Engineering, and that’s understandable, we’ve spent a lot of time pouring concrete where it wasn’t wanted…but the kind of engineering we’re talking about, this working with natural processes – if water is flowing too fast, slow it down, if you can slow it down then other […]
In our physical social networks, neighbourhoods and neighbours matter – and our digital neighbours matter too.
For better or for worse, technology is seen as the future; computing can shift culture in ways that are aligned with sustainability.
When you join particular places with people with vision and energy you can create all sorts of interesting places and fascinating opportunities.
An educational activist…encouraging other people to find out how they can best act in the world.
Most of these students have never been to a wetland, never been to a river..it’s exciting to awaken these feelings.
The value of interdisciplinarity is that most of the complex societal and global problems that we are facing can not be resolved or even ameliorated from a single vantage point.
The household is a place where change can happen, a place where change needs to happen.
If I put sustainability into the software system requirements, that means during testing I now have to test whether the system meets those sustainability requirements. What I’m doing now is finding those metrics.
Technology amplifies underlying human forces.
We have to re-imagine our communities…what we have built is unsustainable
If you take climate change seriously, you also have to discuss how to transform society, not just industry but also transforming life in society so that it will keep providing welfare.
Fracking…hydraulic fracturing… but the term now encompasses the whole debate about the use of fossil fuels in the modern world.