Should we be human-centric or eco-centric? Photo: Myall lakes, NSW.

The future is unwritten.

Didn’t everything seem so very different, just last week, last month, last year? We were told that major challenges lay ahead, but inertia and our usual set of biases kept us firmly in a rut: we kept on doing the same things that didn’t work last time.

Now we have no choice. We have to design for a new future.

After the storm. Umina Beach, 2020.


Can we design a new future of hope in a time of droughts, fire, mass extinctions and rising sea levels?

Sand patterns. Umina Beach, NSW, 2020.


How do we build patterns for new ways of cooperative, community-based living that leave no-one behind?