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all that we are with amisha ghadiali (fka the future is beautiful)

Nov 13, 2019

How can we design for a regenerative future?

“I like to think of the moment we are in like the Millenium Falcon in Star Wars; we need to go sideways to get through the window of opportunity before it closes.” ~ Amanda Joy Ravenhill

In this episode entitled The Awkward Era: Slowing Down to Act Fast, Amisha meets Amanda Joy Ravenhill, Executive Director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

Amanda shares her approach to navigating what she calls ‘the awkward era’ that we find ourselves in now. She talks about taking the long view towards a regenerative future, and introduces us to a dazzling array of projects - from agroforestry to kelp farming  - that offer win/win solutions to the intertwined issues of climate crisis, biodiversity loss, food security and economic security. 

Amanda shares with us the remarkable story of Buckminster Fuller’s early years and his rise to prominence as a whole systems design thinker as early as five years of age. She also shares her personal story -  how growing up as a “third culture kid” and living in many different parts of the world during her childhood has shaped her work at the systems level, and how living in community nurtures and supports her in that work.  

Together, Amisha and Amanda speak about the importance of metabolising the anger, grief and anxiety that is provoked by the crises we currently face on a global scale. 

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