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Ethics and design for regenerative cultures

“Design is not so much about making things as about how to make things that fit gracefully over long periods of time in a particular ecological, social, and cultural context.”

— David W. Orr (2002: 27)

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community; it is wrong when it does otherwise.”

— Aldo Leopold, 1949: 224

“an ethic ecologically, is a limitation of freedom of action in the struggle for existence. An ethic, philosophically, is a differentiation of social from anti- social conduct.”“these are two definitions of one thing which has its origin in the tendency of interdependent individuals and groups to evolve modes of cooperation.”

— Aldo Leopold,1949: 202

Because this whole system is in fact one system, only divided by men’s minds and by the myopia which is called education, there is another simple term which synthesizes the degree to which an invention is creative and accomplishes a creative fitting. And this is the presence of health.

Ian L. McHarg (1970)

Catalysing transformative innovation, cultural co-creation, whole systems design, and bioregional regeneration. Author of Designing Regenerative Cultures

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