Spring 2020, things fell apart just a few days before I was scheduled to do this interview for a conference called Awakening Utopia. The world stopped and shut down in reaction to the viral outbreak of a deadly disease known as COVID-19, and the conference became about something much more real, Emergence and Empowerment in … Continue reading Deep Design: Architecture for a New Earth
In 2015 I graduated with a Masters of Science in Geodesign and a whole new vision for the practice of sustainable development. I'd gained the technology and skills to implement ways of living and building in harmony with the Earth, in what I called at the time, New Nature. This type of ecological, zero waste, … Continue reading New Nature: Architecture + Geodesign
New kinds of design teams working on global and urban sustainability are challenging the notion that development solutions must come from professionals. Sanadora Collaborativa is one of them, an international collective of experts on architecture, planning, urban development and policy-making that takes an ecofeminist, public-health driven approach to building and uplifting communities to achieve sustainable habits of growth in Latin America by 2030. In this way, communities begin to view themselves as holding the answers to their own problems rather than looking externally for professional help. We focus on building capacity to develop resiliency within indigenous villages, neighborhoods, and cities. Click the image to continue reading.