Multi-lifespan information systems, starts with premise that there are certain categories of problems that we’re unlikely to solve in a single human lifespan.
We’ve got to start with the large to be able to connect the dots of excellence.
It will take major generational shifts rather than individual consumer choice.
A farmer came to me and said there’s 7000 ag-chemicals out there, you’ve got to believe in reincarnation if you’re going to work to ban all those, but maybe if you had a positive alternative to them, then we’ll win in the long haul.
If I can’t gain the trust and respect of the people that don’t understand how they are harming the environment, then I can’t do the work anyway.
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.