Almost everything we make ends up in a landfill or the ocean or the atmosphere. This approach is in contrast to how nature does things and this is at least part of the reason why our climate is changing.
How does Nature Heal itself?
Looking at nature for solutions and inspiration is a wonderful step towards solving these problems. Nature uses ingenious ways to solve many of the problems that we are facing.
Global Warming -Thinking in Relations
We assume that the cause of the Global Warming and reduction of sustainability lies in typical Western mono-causal, unilateral, individualistic thinking. New concepts as have emerged in biomedical sciences and cellular biology as in physics are currently lacking in business and the public domain, let alone on an individual level.
The Difference Between How Nature Works and People Think
“Learning about the natural world is one thing. Learning from the natural world—that’s the switch. That’s the profound switch.”
Innovate Thinking Routines on Global Warming and Sustainability
* How does Nature ¨thinks¨? What is the difference with human thinking? Where comes that difference from?* How forces neo-liberal economic behavior that is destructive for humans and nature? * How can we shift from classical Western habits of thinking in entities to thinking in relations between entities?
Global Changes and the Changed Needs for Education
What curriculum changes are needed for schools, regarding global changes and sustainability? Current Approach The European Commission's climate plan is limited to reducing carbon emissions by industries. It has goals, but not strategies on how to reach those goals. It covers sectors such as electricity, mobility, industry, built environment, and agricultural and land use. However, …
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Think as Nature – Wild Innovation Approach
We make complex things, Nature makes them work.
What If´s – Global Warming and Sustainability
As we are interested in non-traditional thinking. Put forward a fantasy or a wish, knowing that it is impossible to achieve. It is important that a provocation be a fantasy.
Learning Science, Engineering and Mathematics
We came across, finally, a new approach to teach mathematics, science, and engineering by creating a culture of learning around inquiry, curiosity, and openness to failure. We discuss the principles behind the approach.
Is It Well Ventilated Here? – Thinkibility Nibble
What If you could "see" if a venue is well ventilated_
Technology is not unilateral consequence of……..
Every technological invention creates a dynamic system of interactions and feedback loops with society. With new technology, it is therefore important to make an attempt to visualize the dynamic system that is evoked by the new technology.
Mercedes Benz, Bionic Car, Boxfish and Thinking
Be careful not to project human explanatory models on nature´s brilliant solutions!
Nature Spotting Inspires Wild Ideas
A walk in nature could inspire so many ideas.
¿Not Able to Go Along in Conversations?
In 2013 we started what seems to have become an end of the year tradition: Interesting Reading Areas. What would be the Interesting Books for the next year?
Global Moral Development, Global Elitism and Global Institutions
We face global challenges, yet, we lack a functioning global comunity. Can we replace the concept of civilization with something else? Some prelimary ideas and What If´s.
Interesting Reading Areas 2019 – New Thinking
Most end-of-the-year lists of books have the underlying message that “if you haven’t read these books, you are a cultural bar-bar, does not belong to the well-informed elite and not able to go along in conversations”.
We made it to this five-hundred and one post! To celebrate this we announce the publishing of two books that reflect the most profound insights we got from our notes on Thinking, Creativity, Innovation and Design so far. Concepts at Work Working with concepts will get you all the ins- and outs of conceptual thinking. It will …
Quintessentially Me – Student 2050
In "Education - 21 Century Challenges" about "What should we teach children?" we posed two additional questions: What advice should young people follow? Who or where should they turn for advice when adults' wisdom may only be outdated biases? We suggested two (visual) approaches; one that departs from the current situation and one that departs from …
Decision-Making in Animal Communities – Remodelling Global Cooperation
"There is a way, if we allow ourselves to be guided by nature's optimism and nature's wisdom." Jay Harman, The Shark's Paintbrush, p. 289. In this blogpost, we will explore ways that nature can provide inspiration for The Global Challenges Prize 2017: A New Shape. We will focus the attention on swarm intelligence. Bees use …
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Bio-Inspiration and Medical Innovations
Spiderman! The perfect example of stealing from nature. A spider's web is used to catch criminals. Jeff Karp is not a specialist, instead he has between twenty to twenty-five ongoing projects. A multidisciplinary approach to create biomaterials and devices for therapeutics. The Karp Lab uses bio-inspiration to develop ideas. Their innovations do not mimic nature, …