Forum for the Future's Futures Centre, based out of Singapore, is a global community to track change and accelerate sustainable action. April 24th 2017 saw the launch of its #LivingGrid conversation, which explores "how humanity might design an energy system that can continuously renew itself, making our lifeless grid more interactive and able to flex in response to the ebbs and flows of renewable energy, so that it behaves like a living system".
Themes include "what can human systems learn from the rest of life on Earth?"; "How would nature design our energy system?"; and "How can we behave less like consumers in an energy market and more like organisms in an ecosystem?".
#LivingGrid activities span online articles, discussions, and content sharing designed to highlight signals of change and encourage sense-making. Participants include architect Michael Pawlyn of Exploration Architecture, London; Ash Buchanan of Cohore, Melbourne; members of the Future Centre's team, Singapore; and myself.
Contributions to #LivingGrid will be compiled into a print publication launching later in the year, but, in the meantime, join the conversation and contribute your thoughts on building bio-inspired energy systems.
Read Sensemaking: Evolution at:
Read Sensemaking: Systems at:
Join the LivingGrid conversation at: https://www.thefuturescentre.org/livinggrid
Melissa Sterry, design scientist, systems theorist, futurologist, cross disciplinary designer developing Bionic City®, and PhD Researcher.
Asking the question "how would nature design a city" since 2010.
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