When we founded Living Future Europe almost three years ago, we declared since from our statute what was our mission – to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage of anyone, catalysing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. The perfect union of the dream of Richard Buckminster Fuller (one of our heroes) and the mission of our US partner, the International Living Future Institute.
How has the world dramatically changed in less than three years? Pandemics, financial crunch, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, energy crisis, prices of raw materials skyrocketing, and the visible effects of the global climate emergency. The capitalistic model and the unconditional faith we put over globalisation need urgently a drastic and severe review.
Considering all what is happening in these challenging years, we recognised that a radical change is needed also in the way we conceive, design, build, and operate the spaces we live in, calling for a resilient, regenerative, energy self-sufficient, resources-efficient, eco-positive built environment.
And this is more than needed now, because the built environment sector (supply, design, construction, manage), despite decades (of reports, training, strategies, legislation) is simply not making real progress within the sustainability agenda. Business as Usual, only reducing impact, remains the dominant, degenerative discourse.
Are we able to change our destiny, starting from designing a different scenario? The challenge is huge and calls for bold professionals to advocate for this change, within their network of colleagues, clients, stakeholders, and communities. Acquiring the needed competences and skills, the ‘superpowers’ to face this continuously changing world, and achieving the end goals this challenge represents, is key.
One of the areas where we at Living Future Europe deem a faster and more effective progress is needed is education and communication. On one hand we need to train new generations of practitioners to make living buildings real. On the other hand, we need to communicate constantly in an invigorating way that regenerative buildings, products, companies, and communities are vital, technically feasible, ecologically robust, and economically viable.
To achieve these goals, we are excited for the two upcoming training opportunities we jam packed for you.
LFE 2022 Masterclass. Regenerative + Agile [19 Sept – 14 Dec 2022] online
Spanning over 12-weeks between September to December 2022, this program features leading trainers and practitioners working in Europe to advance a progress in the regenerative design culture with the help of Living Building Challenge and other ILFI visionary programs, creating the paradigm shift in the building industry from doing less bad to more good. A path where you are not alone. Join a community of like-minded people and flourish in dynamic discussions and workshops. Registrations are open until August 31st.
Biophilia Camp 2022 [30 Sept – 3 Oct 2022] South Tyrol, Italy
Biophilic design is drawing attention in the wake of the global pandemic as a path to solutions for healthy people and cities. Biophilic design shakes up the conceptual process by asking new questions, provokes new reflections on the potential of the built environment and invites the project team to explore the advantages of a design aimed at the connection between human being and nature. Join us for an immersion in nature, three days together in the woods of South Tyrol, to learn and apply the principles of biophilic design, in an experience that combines biology and agile management, architecture and psychology, engineering and regenerative sustainability. Registrations are open until August 31st.
These are opportunities that you cannot miss. Will you join us and enter the Regenerative Age?