Designing resilient futures
Our projects are living labs to investigate opportunities to create more resilient futures in which humans live in symbiosis with their surroundings. Our main focus is on revitalizing economically marginalized areas in coastal cities. We co-create regenerative design with communities empowering people and regenerating nature and natural water cycles.
Whether we design a garden of facilitate a group, building relations is at the core of our work. So we involve community members in all steps of the process. By working together on shared goals we build collective resilience and intelligence. We celebrate our successes and enjoy each others company.
Rain water harvesting
Rainwater infiltration and collection are methods to increase the water buffer capacity of an area. This helps mitigate both drought and heavy rainfall, which are two sides of the climate change coin. Water also creates a favourable microclimate locally and evaporation reduces urban heat stress.
We contribute to holistic education in the field of climate, water and biodiversity. As a first step we involve school children in the regenerative design process. Which starts by teaching them how to observe and interact with nature. We work together with teachers to exchange knowledge.
As an integral part of our project we involve children and adults from the community in all phases of the project development, including the measuring of results. We use citizen science to measure our impact on enhanced biodiversity, soil health and water quality.