Our Community consists of projects and initiatives that we actively support, advocate for, and contribute to...
CHANGING LEADERSHIP THROUGH NATURE'S LENS
Kara and Javi collaborate and work with the Bio-Leadership Fellowship. Their shared mission is to co-create an Earth-centred Built Environment Culture, to create discourse around international design involvement that affects Indigenous Peoples and increasing awareness around unseen impacts of design competitions and development. How do we bring Nature back to the centre of all that we do as direct influencers to our "environment"?
We support Land is Life, furthering awareness-building and advocating for the protection and restoration of our living planet through honouring and standing with the Global Indigenous Community.
TerraLupa is involved in creating discourse around international development design participation and the effects of this on local communities.
GATHERING OF REGENERATIVE THINKERS AND CHANGEMAKERS
We are grateful to have Martin Brown as a friend and advocate. In early 2020, we were invited to share our "regenerative design" ideas - but instead, we decided to speak about how to reignite our IMAGINATION, a talk inspired by Rob Hopkins' book, From What Is to What If.
REPURPOSING SPACES FOR THE BENEFIT OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY
We are active in Artspace Lifespace, working in collaboration to respond to the need of maintaining a vibrant cultural and community-centred scene in urban areas through repurposing and maintaining disused buildings for events, studios, and creative spaces.
Image Credits FUTUR VILLE 2019
© The Invisible Circus / Artspace Lifespace
DESIGNING TOGETHER NURTURES RESILIENCE
The ACD actively engages with the question: how do we improve the way we approach inclusive design? How can we engage with communities to honour real design solutions?
Our contribution to this question is how do we engage with different elements of nature and other species as collaborators?
A CREATIVE FORCE
A Collective of Earth-inspired humans that range from brand identity consultants, photographers and designers, to farmers, chefs, sustainability consultants, the list goes on...! Everyone shares a passion for leaving the earth a better place for the future generations, while enjoying the gifts of life.
Kara was invited to join the Earthly Collective in March 2021.
OPEN SOURCE BAMBOO LEARNING
Ewe Jin Low, Founder of Better Bamboo Buildings, is a great ally of Kara and Terralupa.
Ewe Jin has been a mentor, colleague, and friend since 2017. We attended and cofacilitated in his learning platform Designing Better Bamboo Buildings.
A REGENERATIVE VILLAGE PROJECT
We have been in touch with Anton since early 2020, and are really excited about this project. it brings back the true meaning of a 'village', where residents can exist together intergenerationally and become self-sufficient without letting go of our connection with the wider community and urban places.
Image Credits Wild Villages '21
© House of Transformation
Intangible Realities Lab
TECHNOLOGY MEETS SPIRITUALITY
We collaborate with the Intangible Realities Laboratory, offering a diverse input - from modelling and spatial design, to weaving stories that will help humanity reconnect with our spiritual selves.
Through developing alternative uses for Virtual Reality technology, one overriding theme is to reconnect us to our living world.
This is an active research laboratory based in Spain, Portugal, and the UK.
Situated in the over-grazed and Eucalyptus monocrops of central Portugal, Rewild the Future is a long-term water and soil restoration project that also aims to restore and reintegrate our place as part of nature.
It aims to challenge conventional "rewilding" methods through a staged and phased educational programme. The programme also includes opportunities for trialling living on the land in a relatively remote area of Portugal, and understanding deeply what this entails.