Co-evolving with nature

In general I think we should more co-evolve with nature to be able to make it and to let plants, animals, bacteria and microbes flourish because we need them very much. I think we can find our way by applying bio-based design, bio-mimicry, and systems thinking, to our own social world to understand the world much better and to co-evolve along with it. From this perspective, the sections below demonstrate several visions I have regarding these specific topics.

You can dive into experiencing this future world by reading the short story below, or go through the articles and pictures to get a different view.

Future cities

I think and hope the cities of the future will be be much more growing along with nature instead of working against it. I envision structures that are build with distributing heat effectively, form along with the flow of water, and guide it to be re-used within the system. Buildings and streets might change shape adaptively with the flow and grow of people, plants and animals. I think bio-based materials equipped with bio-based sensors are therefore essential in the first step. Over time, we might actually start living in living buildings where we can shape trees and mushrooms and live inside/with them. In this article I further elaborate:

Future city working with nature
Nature future city cathedral biomemetics
Curvy city center square of the future

Future offices

I designed a few pictures of future offices while taking the current trends of working and office design into account. But a bit more than that. I thought of a new way of working towards sustainable working with new sustainable business models in ecosystem offices.

Future of meaning and spirituality

In this future, we’ll look back at the developments in the early 21st century and how this gave a place for developing a new future that is build on sustaining communities with a deeper connection to nature, holism, and systems theory. New symbols, rituals, language, and buildings emerge that are more connected with a form of grounded spirituality and a different view on the world. Read more about it in this article:

Torus church future nature religion

Future clothing

Read and see sketches of living and adaptable clothing that tells a stories and sustains itself and the wearer.

The explorers with growing clothing
Growing gown fashion wind drawing

Future of transportation

I believe and hope for a future in transportation that is more efficiently and less individualized, more adaptive and works along with the energystreams of their environment. I believe in a transportation system where vehicles are adaptively coupled together making super-vehicles when necessary and change form/function with the environmental conditions.

I think we can learn a lot more from the way animals behave, so the vehicles below are an imaginative  and fun example of that (biomimicry and bio-based design). I’m not such an expert in the mechanics of vehicles so use your own mind to think of a way that would work if these examples are incorrect.

Future of road transportation
Future airplane wing changer aerodynamics adaptive airplane helicopter

Organisations of the future

Human bodies are examples of organisations which have formed by nature through a de-centralized, multi-scaled way towards a complex dynamic systems which we often coin as “organisation”. I think we should embrace this way of organizing much more in the future. The video on the right is an example of a business model I came up with that is formed in such a way. 

In a broader perspective, I think we should re-evaluate our values and think broader and include the values of people out-of our sight and of nature and distribute our resources more evenly. I know several Blockchain initiatives are thinking in this direction as well.

Want to make the future with me?

Want to draw or build your own future together with me? Want to design your clothes, houses, cities, or society through natural shapes and principles? Together we can make that work. I need people too. We can think, sketch, experiment, and build a future we would like to live in. I am in for making this happen. Shoot me a message!

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