Organizing Dialogue, Experience and Knowledge for Complex Problem-Solving

Designing Spaces for Creativity

by • October 21st, 2012

Reblogged from Creativity & Innovation: I’ve just spent two stimulating days with a small group of architects, university professors, and creativity researchers, at a beautiful old lakeside estate called Marigold Lodge, in Western Michigan. Our goal: To collect everything we know about how to design spaces that maximize learning and foster creativity. With funding from the Sloan […]

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Meghalaya’s "Living Bridge": Sustainable Living Architecture

by • November 5th, 2011

India’s Meghalaya state region has a cultural tradition based on adapting and surviving in a radical environment: They train the roots of trees to grow into sustainable bridges that will adapt and grow over 500 years to create natural traverses for hum…

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"Brasília: Contradictions of a New City"

by • April 27th, 2011

João Pelles Jr, who I call my “Brazilian Brother” because I lived with his family as a Rotary Exchange student in 1983, shared these two stunning old documentaries about the intent, design, construction and economic and cultural impact of creating Bra…

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