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Key details


  • 4pm – 5pm


  • Online


  • Free

Who can attend

  • Everyone


  • Webinar

The ecosystemic crisis has forced designers to ask fundamental questions about agency, futures and practice. How can design be used to benefit nature rather than destroy it?

Looking at regenerative design from a systemic viewpoint, this conversation between School of Design academics and researchers Dr Richard Atkinson and Dr Delfina Fantini van Ditmar with Dr Daniel Christian Wahl will address how to bring the health of ecological systems as a foundation for design.

Daniel is one of the catalysts of the rising reGeneration and the author of Designing Regenerative Cultures - so far translated into seven languages. He works as a consultant, educator and activist with NGOs, businesses, governments and global change agents.

With degrees in biology and holistic science, and a PhD in Design for Human and Planetary Health: A Holistic / Integral approach to Complexity and Sustainability (Univ. of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design), Daniel’s work has influenced the emerging fields of regenerative design and salutogenic design.

Winner of the 2021 RSA Bicentenary Medal for applying design in service to society, Daniel was awarded a two year Volans-Fellowship in 2022.

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RCA x Design for Good Academy Masterclass talk: Daniel Christian Wahl – Design as a Regenerative Practice

About Design for Good

Design for Good is a non-profit alliance that aims to directly deliver measurable impact on society’s biggest challenges, on a scale only possible through global collaboration. Established in 2022, Design for Good’s founding alliance comprises leading organisations including General Mills, Logitech, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft led by Xbox, Nedbank, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Philips and the Royal College of Art.

Running from January to April 2024, the RCA x Design for Good Academy aims to empower experienced professional designers with the knowledge and skills to create solutions that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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