Session type:

Talk

Presented by:

Katja Forbes

Independent

Session time:

29 May 11:30 12:15

Session duration:

45 minutes

About the session

In this era of climate change and digital transformation, design emerges as a crucial tool for regenerating our planet.

Drawing from my experiences with sustainable living in Australia and combating ocean plastic in Singapore, this talk explores design's power to foster harmony between humanity and nature. You’ll delve into three themes: architectural and societal design for sustainable, holistic environments; leveraging technology to enhance our natural world; and using intentional design to drive behavioural change and ecological regeneration, exemplified by initiatives like Iraq's tree planting.

This presentation will underscore design's role not just in aesthetics or function, but as a deliberate act shaping our future. Join Katja in discussing how intentional design choices today can sow the seeds for a regenerated, harmonious tomorrow.

Participant takeaways:

  • How architectural and societal design can lead us to create more sustainable, holistic environments
  • How do we ensure new technologies embrace and enhance our natural world
  • How intentionality in design can shape human behaviour

Themes:
Sustainability, Design for humanity, Design for technology, Behaviour design for the planet

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