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Chinese Book Launch of “How to Thrive in the Next Economy”

I’m in Shanghai for the launch of the Chinese version of my book: “How to Thrive in the Next Economy”. As of today you can pre-order it! (click the image)

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Social Farming

At Pontio, in North Wales, a new Masters by Research in Relational Design (#api_MRRD) helps you make a positive step-change in a live wellness project for a region. Here is one project scenario: develop a service, or platform, to meet the growing need for social farming. Scroll down for other project ideas. (Shown above: a […]

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Coders in the Countryside

At Pontio, in North Wales, a new Masters by Research in Relational Design (#api_MRRD) helps you make a positive step-change in a live wellness project for a region. One project scenario could be to develop a tool, and a collaboration platform, to monitor the health of nature in new ways. Just one gram of forest […]

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Wellness In A Regional Context: New Masters Course

WELLNESS IN A REGIONAL CONTEXT: NEW MASTERS COURSE Adventure. Tourism. Education photo Sebastien Coell Wellbeing is intimately linked to connection – to other people, but also to place, and the living systems that inhabit it. Relational design creates those connections. Would you like to spend a year developing a project or business idea that reconnects […]

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Peak Car, Cloud Commuting, Gram Junkies, Green Tourism, Caloryville

Here are ten stories on all things mobility that I posted too soon. I have a hunch they will resonate better now than when they were written. Is Peak Car Headed For Seneca’s Cliff? (2017) Sharing platforms enable new relationships between people, goods, equipment, and spaces. The consequence? The notion of mobility as a discrete […]

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When Value Arises From Relationships, Not From Things

The following interview with Valentina Croci appears in the March 2018 special edition on innovation of Domus magazine . The print edition is in Italian and English, but does not include all the illustrations I’ve used here).  Q1 The consumerist model and our fossil resources have been stretched to their limits. What could be an […]

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Connecting the “what is?” with the “what if?”

“The future will be all about cities” – say people who live in cities. Our xskools, in contrast, are about reconnecting with rural communities and looking, together, for ways ways to unlock value. Check out our updated xskool page.

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john chris jones at 90

I’m reposting the piece below to celebrate the 9oth birthday (on 7 October) of john chris jones. For jones, writing and living are still intertwined in a sublime but grounded way. I’ve been re-reading “the internet and everyone” by john chris jones. I’ve been astonished once again by the sensibility of an artist-writer-designer whose philosophy […]

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Interview: Signals of Transformation and How to Read Them

I was interviewed about How To Thrive by Sarah Dorkenwald for a new book, Visionen Gestalten, which will be published next week. The original English transcript is below. The German text is HERE. SD: What is your vision of the next economy about? JT: My book is for people who fear that there no escape […]

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