"The world is as you dream it. Your people dreamed of huge factories, tall buildings, as many cars as there are raindrops in the river. Now you begin to see that your dream is actually a nightmare. All you have to do is change the dream of your people" - A medicine man from the Achuar Indigenous Nation
"What is the role of design in the next decade?". Authors James Father and David Houle posed this question to a handful of young designers and environmental activists while exploring the transformation of design thinking that is necessary to bring forth massive social and environmental change over the next decade. Drawing wisdom from Indigenous leadership on climate action and the stories, experiences and study within regenerative design, Tay Lotte explores the role of interconnectedness, complex systems thinking and empowered individual action in The Golden Age of Design and Redesign.
In this chapter of the book, you'll discover:
- Tools to co-design a regenerative future. Including nRhythm's Regenerative Framework and Regenerative Design Principles to inspire, support and monitor how we are re-designing our economies, businesses, policy and communities with life in mind.
- The Seventh Generation Philosophy, an indigenous worldview for collective prosperity shared by Wizipan Little Elk, citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
- How we can empower our peers and communities to believe they are each designers of our collective future.
- What each of us can do to participate in the global awakening of the interconnectedness of people and our ecosystems.