BACK TO THE LAND 2.0
Tuesday 6 June, 1800-1900 Main Lecture Theatre, Level 5, Pontio, Bangor, Gwynedd.
Around the world, new approaches to regional and territorial development are reshaping links between town and country. Examples include food system platforms; fibersheds and grainsheds; biodiversity and river recovery; social and High Nature Value farming; land-based learning and ecomuseums; code clubs and the maker movement; ecological restoration; civic ecology; biorefining
With its own unique assets, North West Wales has the potential to lead the world as a living laboratory for innovation in adventure sport, tourism, learning, and wellness. To realise this potential, and turn ideas into new livelihoods and enterprise, the region’s assets need to be combined and connected in new ways.
But how? For John Thackara, hybrid approaches to innovation are needed that are centred on people and place, tech enabled, and design-led. To provoke a discussion about the “How?” question, his talk includes examples of multidisciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration, at the level of systems, that take a joined-up approach, to economic, social and ecological development.