Imprint: Triarchy Press
Published: 3rd May 2016
Format: Paperback ~ List Price: £20.00
288 pages ~ Size: 17 x 24.4 cm
Designing Regenerative Cultures
Reviews of the book
All Intl. Futures Forum titles
"Life on the Planet has sustained itself for billions of years by continually regenerating itself. Our modern industrial culture has interfered with these natural processes to the point of causing massive extinctions of species and threatening our very survival. This book is a valuable contribution to the important discussion of the worldview and value system we need to redesign our businesses, economies, and technologies — in fact, our entire culture — so as to make them regenerative rather than destructive."
Fritjof Capra, author of The Web of Life, coauthor of
The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision.
"This is an excellent addition to the literature on ecological design and it will certainly form a keystone in the foundations of the new MA in Ecological Design Thinking at Schumacher College, Devon. It not only contains a wealth of ideas on what Dr Wahl has termed 'Designing Regenerative Cultures' but what is probably more important, it provides some stimulating new ways of looking at persistent problems in our contemporary culture and hence opens up new ways of thinking and acting in the future. Each Chapter in the book begins with an important question like, "Why Nurture Resilience and Whole Systems Health" (Chapter 4) or "Why Take a Design Based Approach" (Chapter 5) and what follows in each case are a number of suggestions to encourage deeper thinking. This is a very stimulating approach to learning. I am looking forward to using Dr Wahl's book in challenging conversations with colleagues and students."
Seaton Baxter OBE, Professor in Ecological Design Thinking, Schumacher College, UK