NEW BOOK - DESIGNING REGENERATIVE CULTURES by Daniel Christian Wahl
(This website is out of date and will be updated in 2016)
I have a passion for building bridges between diverse stakeholders, perspectives, disciplines, and worldviews. I bring innovation, creativity, and whole systems design to enterprises, projects, and educational programmes that foster effective collaboration in the transition towards a thriving and innovative culture of sustainability, resilience, and wellbeing. I look forward to collaborating with you. – Daniel Christian Wahl
The transition towards increased sustainability and resilience will happen simultaneously at the local, regional, and global scale. Scale-linking whole systems design and future state visioning are ways to link local community involvement and activism with cross-sector collaboration in regional, national, and international networks.
Effective eco-social entrepreneurship and cooperatives are emerging as key drivers of the transition, offering healthier and more sustainable alternatives while building resilience through the recovery of increased regional food, water, and energy self-reliance, and providing community services that the over-stretched public sector is no longer able to ensure.
Sustainability is not a fixed state to reach and then maintain, it is a community-based learning process aimed at increasing the health and resilience of our communities, our bioregional economies, ecosystems, and of the planetary life-support system as a whole.
Consciousness change drives behaviour and culture change, therefore we need a new kind of holistic education that equips us with ecological literacy and the social, technological, and entrepreneurial skills to play an active part in the transition towards a culture of sustainability.
The complexity of the world we live in requires of us to remain flexible, innovative, and adaptive. Paying attention to relationships is the key to nature, social dynamics, prosperity, personal development, innovation, creativity, and sustainability.
We need to learn to access collective intelligence by integrating multiple perspectives: intuition and reason, science and art, sustainable technologies and place-based traditional wisdom.
We need to re-connect to and learn from Nature’s genius and apply biological and ecological design intelligence to the radical reinvention of our communities, businesses, cities, and industries.
We need to dare to envision a sustainable world, by re-designing our food systems, transport systems, energy systems, economic systems, and education systems, but most of all, we need to re-envision how we collaborate and how we relate to each other and the natural world.