5: ON HAPPINESS

Listen here: https://share.transistor.fm/s/a2b3ea54 Download episode here: https://media.transistor.fm/862d207c.mp3 Transcript to episode 5. On Happiness. Introduction: ICE SOUNDS Voice: Welcome to Nordic By Nature, a podcast inspired by the Norwegian Philosopher Arne Naess, who coined the term Deep Ecology. According to Naess’s interpretation … Continue reading

3: ON INNER RESILIENCE

Listen on Transistor. In this episode ON INNER RESILIENCE, we hear four voices share how they maintain inner equilibrium. Firstly, we learn about nature-centred mindfulness practice from Ajay Rastogi, at the Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature in the Himalayan … Continue reading

Stewardship as a concept

HOW DO WE VIEW OURSELVES and our place in the world? A question that every great philosopher has wrestled with throughout time, but also one which we are revisiting in the light of the climate crisis especially amongst a growing … Continue reading

On deep ecology

NORDIC BY NATURE was launched as a research and editing partner for environmental experts publishing globally relevant content on ecology today. Part of this work resulted in 26 audio recorded interviews and 11 podcast episodes, spotlighting activists from across the … Continue reading

Episode 1: ON ACTIVISM

The first episode On Activism features 3 strong voices who represent many thousands more at the forefront of change. First you hear the words Satish Kumar. To people in the ecology movement, Satish Kumar needs little introduction. He has been … Continue reading

Institute of Advanced Design

A NEW EDUCATIONAL PLATFORM The Institute of Advanced Design Studies (IADS), is set to launch in Budapest, Hungary, co-founded by Karina Vissonova, PhD and Róbert Héjja, PhD. Some of you may remember the article on Karina a while back. Well, … Continue reading

The Vedatya Institute

ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF DELHI in Gurgaon is a technical college that has high ambitions to provide a new type of education within service and hospitality. Unlike others, this college has a strong focus on applied knowledge and circular … Continue reading

Ice Circle

The Artic circle is home to artist Laila Kolostyak. Ice Circle is Laila’s brainchld, a seminar, a network and workshop with over 20 selected snow and ice professionals from Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The seminar is funded by Kulturkontakt … Continue reading

Seeing things differently

ALL DESIGN aims to take into account multiple perspectives. But how much do our design decisions create negative impacts and outcomes that we would, normally, horrify us – if we consciously designed them? This is the challenge Design faces. Visualizing … Continue reading

How to solve it

GEORGE POLYA’s lovely book How to Solve It, is not just about mathematics but about problem solving in a wider sense. xvi Guidelines are not literal p1 A teacher should help the students, share knowledge, and swap places p15 — … Continue reading

David Suzuki on now

“WHAT WE DO or don’t do in the next years will decide whether we survive as a species,” said David Suzuki to a sold-out crowd of 1,600 student and staff at John Abbott College in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, U.S. The lecture was … Continue reading

Urbanflow Helsinki

Urbanflow envisions a new interface and operating system for cities. Urbanflow creates a more efficient, transparent relationship between city administrators and citizens – via real time data. Urban screens show locally-oriented and general purpose data in easy to use interfaces … Continue reading