Why on earth podcast series

Jan '21

In the midst of great change, we pause to question, “Why on Earth?” Why we believe the human kind will always be wired for togetherness? Why is the view on sustainability not serious enough? Why are we betting on more connection between humans & nature? In this podcast series we explore big ideas around purpose and dissect a world of change through the lens of optimism. We’ll address your questions about design and how decisions made today will impact our tomorrow. 

Grab a beer. Share some cheer. Join us!

Why on earth podcast series

#2 Why you need more nature in your life

Extremis podcast #2

If we understand our connection with nature, why have we built ourselves away from it? In the second episode of ‘Why on earth’, we uncover how our connection to nature is rooted in our evolution, and why you may need more of it, for your benefit and the planet.

With the expertise of Judith Heerwagen, researcher and faculty member at the University of Washington, we discover everything there’s to know about biophilic design and the connection between humans and nature. Why do we need nature in our daily lives today? Why is biophilic design not a standard practice in design? How much nature do we require? And why should we build habitats instead of buildings?

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We design zoos for animals better than we design buildings for people

Judith Heerwagen

#1 Why on earth do we keep designing new stuff

Extremis podcast #1

As we wind down this turbulent year, we pause in the midst of change and uncertainty to question our ‘why.’ In the first episode of “Why on Earth” Dirk Wynants shares how he’s sticking to his purpose when a changing society stands to question it. This is a story of why unity and good design are timeless.

After a year apart, we question our purpose. When will we come together again? What does the future of a brand making so-called “tools for togetherness” look like in the midst of a global pandemic? Dirk Wynants says, “bright".

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Creating tools for togetherness when we can no longer be together? How does this work?

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