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The Future Is Beautiful with Amisha Ghadiali

Feb 4, 2021

How can critical situations give rise to a profoundly different world?

In this episode Amisha talks to Dr. Melissa Sterry, transdisciplinary design scientist and complex systems theorist Dr. Melissa Sterry is recognised as a world-leading authority on the science, technology, design, and thinking that could help humanity to build a better world. One of the world’s most high profile futurists, Melissa specialises in futures in the built environment, utilities, manufacturing, engineering, design, publishing, media and communications, she has contributed to groundbreaking projects and publications.

Amisha and Melissa explore possibilities for our future and how we can meet the challenges and potential of our time with a renaissance of science and creativity. Together they speak of how the adversity of current events is showing us our interdependence and forcing us to shed that, which is no longer working and to design solutions for cultural transformation and for a better life.

Melissa takes us on an eye-opening journey of examples how nature and cultures inspire her insights into eco-mimicry and how her latest research weaves together complex systems of ancient myths with the science of the species. She speaks of fire science and the importance of ancestral understanding of our landscapes, nature’s elements and collaborations for coming years as our climate and our landscapes are adapting to dramatic changes and our relationship with our world is changing swiftly.

We learn that AI provides profound ways to read changes to our global landscapes helping us understand what we are experiencing, how to work with it and how to build positive relationships with nature. She addresses climate skepticism and confusing theories on climate change and how our fear of change is showing up in divided humanity. She believes the less entangled in this fear, the better we will fuel future systems with vision, innovation and kindness inspired by our ancestors, in harmony with our natural world and guided by our North Stars.

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