The Flourishing Project

We are a research space for the creative fields to explore a new mindset and culture of flourishing.


What if mushrooms can help us grow new economies of care?

Helen Chen

Fruiting Bodies: Internet of Mycelium (IoM)
ThoughtfulWondrous community, environment

What if our neighborhoods could come alive with regenerative energy?

Daan Roosegaarde

Gates of Light & WindVogel
ThoughtfulWondrous environment, infrastructure

What if we enlisted kids to help us balance the masculine and feminine in us all?

Andrew Schlesinger

AuthenticHuman culture, education

What if we could translate other species’ languages to co-create our future world?

Natalie Jeremijenko

Mussel Choir
PlayfulThoughtful environment, infrastructure

It’s time we give intolerance a playful kick in the pants.

Antanas Mockus
Krista Tippett
John Oliver
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Nelly Ben Hayoun

HumanPlayful politics, society

It’s time we move beyond the call for greatness into a much grander imagination.

Anthony Dunne
Neri Oxman 
Bjarke Ingels
Michael Bloomberg 
Anab Jain

PlayfulThoughtful culture, society

William Myers and Georgina McDowall

PlayfulThoughtfulculture, society

Founders of M21D on reinventing the museum beyond conservation to conversation about how we can thoughtfully re-design our world.

Anne Quito

AuthenticThoughtfulculture, society

The award-winning Quartz design critic on limning injustice with love letters to the world.

Serpentine Galleries

140 Artists’ Ideas for Planet Earth


Ideas that kindle a sense of artistry and possibility as we re-imagine our relationship with nature.

joyous culture, society

Martin Roth

Plant Concert


An artist exposes us to the music of plants as they evolve in concert with their native environment.

wondrous environment, wellness

Nomad Garden

Gardens in the Air

An audiovisual and olfactory story


A diverse community collects sounds, scents and sensations from the neighborhood to catalyze its own story of urban roots, renaturation and renewal.

joyous community, environment

Fondation Beyeler

Olafur Eliasson



An exhibition to explore life beyond human-centric perspectives and into a co-existence we can as yet only imagine.

thoughtful culture, environment

"To see the earth as it truly is. Small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats. Is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together. Brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold."


~ Archibald McGee

human community, society

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee



Apollo 8 astronauts recount their transformational encounter with Earthrise, an awe-striking spectacle of life in the blackness of space.

wondrous society, spirituality

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