The idea of humane solutions for a resilient world would suggest that our world is resilient, as in durable or resistant to decay. In reality, the inverse is true. Our world is very fragile, and demands solutions that can balance out our expanding needs with the need to sustain our world.
Resiliency would be a word that I would use to describe ourselves. Humans exist in nearly every place imaginable on earth, and show amazing tenacity to adapt to their surroundings. What we need most right now is for that amazing human penchant for adaptability to meet our shared challenges.
The challenges are well documented. The nature of globalization has essentially localized nearly every major problem, from oil spills to volcanic eruptions. It is an accepted fact that we now collectively face complex problems that relate specifically to the demands we place on the earth – climate change, natural disasters, wars, famine, and water access are but a few of these interconnected issues.
The positive side of the global connectivity is that there is now a global communication network, that allows people to communicate ideas and resources freely. Designers across the globe can become aware of needs, design solutions to address those needs, and provide methods to implement designs.Read more