Regeneration: Design Strategies for a Resilient Future

Date: 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Two panels will examine alternative philosophies, initiatives, and design practices within the framework of "regeneration" for a more holistic approach to ensuring a sustainable future.

Two panels will examine alternative philosophies, initiatives, and design practices within the framework of "regeneration" for a more holistic approach to ensuring a sustainable future.

The panels will explore the potential for regenerative practices to shift our cultural, economic, social and ecological drivers for new whole systems design. Regionally driven and specific to the geological, climactic, historical and cultural traditions of place, regenerative initiatives advocate low-impact, healing and high quality lifestyles, integrating modern clean and renewable technologies with indigenous wisdom. They emphasize community building, inclusiveness, and foster a relational perspective with ecosystems that is inspired by a reverence for the wisdom inherent in nature. The event is organized into two panels. The first, “Regeneration: A Paradigm Shift,” will introduce the concept of Regenerative Thinking. The second, “Regenerative Design: Systems, Technologies and Strategies” will present diverse tools for practice. Both panels will be followed by a moderated discussion and an audience question and answer session.

This is the fourth installment in a broader series of virtual symposia being organized by the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council. The first three events, Transformations at the Intersection of Equity, Climate Change, and Health, Homelessness: Ethics/Policy/Action, and South Asia – Design Agency & Climate Change have attracted thousands of attendees from across the globe.

Register for the event.

Contact: alumni@gsd.harvard.edu