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Why on earth

In the midst of great change, we pause to question, “Why on Earth?” Why we believe the human kind will always be wired for togetherness? Why is the view on sustainability not serious enough? Why are we betting on more connection between humans & nature? In this podcast series we explore big ideas around purpose and dissect a world of change through the lens of optimism. We’ll address your questions about design and how decisions made today will impact our tomorrow. Grab a beer. Share some cheer. Join us. Questions? Contact us at


#2 | Why you need more nature in your life
Why you need nature in your daily lifeIf we understand our connection with nature, why have we built ourselves away from it? In the second episode of ‘Why on earth’, we uncover how our connection to the nature is rooted in our evolution, and why you may need more of it, for your benefit and the planet.“We design zoos for animals better than we design buildings for people,” a quote by pioneer in the field of biophilic Judith Heerwagen. A view on architecture and design that stops many people in their tracks. With the expertise of Judith Heerwagen, today a researcher and faculty member at the University of Washington, we discover the roots of biophilic design and the connection between humans and nature. In this episode we shed new light on biophilic design and answer important questions like “Why is the connection with nature critical for your wellbeing?”, “Why is biophilic design not a standard practice in design?”, “How much nature do we require?” and “Why should we build habitats instead of buildings?”.More information, questions or suggestions?
34:15 2/10/21
#1 | Why on earth do we keep designing new stuff
When Can we Be Together Again?As we wind down this turbulent year, we pause in the midst of change and uncertainty to question our ‘why.’ Dirk Wynants shares how he’s sticking to his purpose when a changing society stands to question it. This is a story of why unity and good design are timeless.The Year We Questioned EverythingAfter a year apart, we question our purpose. When will we come together again? What does the future of a brand making so-called “tools for togetherness” look like in the midst of a global pandemic. Dirk Wynants says, “bright".The Great Pause: A Reflection on Purpose Viktor Frankl once said “Between stimulus and response, there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies growth”. Never in recent history have we had such an opportunity to pause and question our purpose. In the first episode of “Why on Earth” we explore Dirk Wynants’ story of finding his ‘why’ and sticking to it, even when the world stands to question it. Grab a beer. Share some cheer. Join us!More information?
20:02 12/17/20