Episode 21

Josie Warden: Regenerative design draws on assets not deficits

In this episode, I speak with Josie Warden, Head of Regenerative Design at the RSA—the royal society for arts, manufactures and commerce. Josie is particularly interested in the intersection between design, environment and economy and is currently leading the RSA’s work on circular and regenerative economy and manufacturing. She originally trained as a textile designer, and holds a Master's degree in Leadership for Sustainable Development.

This is part of our series to bring in the voices of those calling for more regenerative frameworks. What will it take to shift the conversation away from "school" and toward learning ecosystems, which are themselves living systems? In this conversation, we discuss:

  • How we can thrive in a world of complexity because we are built for an interdependent world, which is itself nonlinear and thus complex;
  • How our designs and actions need to be place-sourced and contextualized, because one size doesn't fit all;
  • How regenerative design draws on assets, not fixating on what people need.

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The Coconut Thinking podcast brings together educational provocateurs who are re-thinking school as a concept and a space.