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Redefining Growth: How To Thrive In the Next Economy

Redefining Growth: How To Thrive In the Next Economy

John Thackara

About This Talk

February 2, 02016

A world-traveling champion of sustainable design, Thackara sees “signals of transformation” that point to an emergent economy based on stewardship, not extraction. Where communities are resilient and soils, biodiversity, and watersheds are getting healthier.

A world-traveling champion of sustainable design, Thackara sees "signals of transformation" that point to an emergent economy based on stewardship, not extraction. Where communities are resilient; and soils, biodiversity, and watersheds are getting healthier. He shares findings from his lifelong search for real-world alternatives that work: from earth repair to social farming.

John Thackara is an internationally recognized design expert, author, and event producer. He founded and leads Doors of Perception, a design organization specializing in sustainability and social innovation. Previously he was Director of the Netherlands Design Institute and Director of Research at London's Royal College of Art. He is the author many books including In The Bubble: Designing In A Complex World (02005), and Lost in Space: A Traveller’s Tale (01995), and most recently How To Thrive In The Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow's World Today (02017).
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