Last week I gave a presentation in Finland for student (and teachers) of the Savonia University of Applied Sciences. Subject: Sustainable Design.
I first and foremost wanted to inspire them and give them a lot to think about. And I played a few mind-games.
But the most important point I tried to make is a fairly simple one:
We, humans, are not that special. And we are not in control as much as we would like to make ourselves believe. 'Man made' and 'natural' are often used as if they are opposites. But every new scientific discovery on this subject shows us again and again that we are an almost indistinguishable part of everything around us. We are nature. Acknowledging this is an important step in the discovery of who we are, what we are, where we are, and how we can build a future without destroying our home.
Take a look at the presentation below.
There was an alternative reason for me to be in Finland. I am part (and co-founder) of the Social Design Taskforce and we are working on a project for Greenpeace. A group of students from the Savonia University is helping us with research and prototyping. I'll soon tell you more about this very exiting project and the Social Design Taskforce.