Our Community consists of projects and initiatives that we actively support, advocate for, or contribute to...

CHANGING LEADERSHIP THROUGH NATURE'S LENS

Kara was recently accepted into the Bio-Leadership Fellowship as a "Pollinator" for the Built Environment. Her inquiry through the fellowship is how to create discourse around international design involvement that affects Indigenous Peoples; creating awareness around unseen impacts of design competitions and development.

Image by Timothy Dykes

INDIGENOUS-LED

ALLIANCE

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.

Image by Ives Ives
Image by Ren Ran

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.

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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

Photography @andrepattenden

Costumes @laraskowronskacostume

Image by Shane Rounce

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? 

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A CREATIVE FORCE

FOR GOOD

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.

A CREATIVE SPACE IN EAST LONDON

We've watched as The House of Transformation evolved in the early days of the pandemic. The HoT Space is also a replicable model for generative spaces that: 
 

"...enhances wellbeing,

showcase the arts,

unleash circular economies,

and ignite lasting change..."

Image Credits:

© House of Transformation

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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

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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. 

Image by Maksym Kaharlytskyi

GENERATIONAL 
RESTORATION PROJECT

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.