Inspire
Your Senses

An evolving collection of life-affirming inspirations to fuel your creative states and awaken your sense of possibility.

Julia Watson

Lo-Tek

With design by radical indigenism, Julia Watson shows how we’re drowning in technology and starving for wisdom.

joyous

Penguin Random House

A People's Future of the United States

A glittering landscape of twenty-five speculative stories that envision new futures for America.

playful economy, culture

NY Times

What Would a World Without Prisons Look Like?

Architect, Deanna Van Buren designs civic spaces that are healing alternatives to correctional facilities.

human infrastructure, wellness

On Being

Robin Wall-Kimmerer

A conversation about celebrating indigenous ways of knowing and the intelligence of plants.

wondrous environment, spirituality

Katie Paterson

Future Library Forest

A collection of leading writers and poets grow a forest of books and imagination for our future.

thoughtful environment, culture

Walker Art Center

Futures Focus: Foods

Stories to unpeel the possible future(s) of the food world as we know it.

playful food, urbanism

Matadero Madrid

Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales

(Feb 13 - July 19, 2020)

Architects and artists question the nature of cities and propose new ways of designing and inhabiting them.

thoughtful environment, urbanism

LaPlasita

Gastrosophy

Urban cultural projects in Seville create a new intimate and artistic ecological approach to entrepreneurship and food.

playful environment, urbanism

Gordon Hempton

Being Hear

An acoustic ecologist on why silence is the think tank of the soul.

playful environment, culture

Eero Lundén and Juulia Kauste

Another Generosity

Poetically probes how architecture can generously respond to both humans and nature.

playful environment, urbanism

LaPlasita

Gastrosophy

Urban cultural projects in Seville create a new intimate and artistic ecological approach to entrepreneurship and food.

playful environment, urbanism

PlayLab, Inc

+POOL Light

A playful way to measure ‘how’s the water today?’ and change our relationship to the water around us.

thoughtful environment, infrastructure

Gordon Hempton

Being Hear

An acoustic ecologist on why silence is the think tank of the soul.

playful environment, culture

Eero Lundén and Juulia Kauste

Another Generosity

Poetically probes how architecture can generously respond to both humans and nature.

playful environment, infrastructure

OK Go

How to Find a Wonderful Idea

A band’s playful approach to hunting for magic and finding amazing ideas.

wondrous education, culture

School of Life

Emotional Barometer

A tool to help us overcome our vagueness and tell others how we really feel.

joyous spirituality, wellness

Bernie Krause

The Great Animal Orchestra

A poetic meditation on the fragility and future of our animal kingdom.

playful environment, urbanism

Milan Triennale

Broken Nature

(Mar 1 - Sep 1, 2019)

A provocative take at designing our own beautiful extinction.

playful environment, culture

Cai Guo-Qiang

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang

Shows our connection to the universe is as transformative as it is ephemeral.

joyous spirituality, culture

Nelly Ben Hayoun

One Minute Wonder

Introduces the fearless, fantastical approach of this très Frrreench experience designer.

joyous environment, culture

Art Shanty Projects

Whimsically turns frozen lakes into heart-warming creative playgrounds.

joyous urbanism, culture

Through the Repellent Fence

Thoughtfully questions how our connection to the land defines and divides us.

playful infrastructure, culture

Science Gallery

Life at the Edges

(Jun 22 - Sep 30, 2018)

Investigates how extreme climate organisms might help us push our boundaries.

joyous environment, economy

Planet B: Ideas for a New World

Creatives of all disciplines present bold visions for the 22nd century.

joyous environment, economy

"All things change according to the state we are in. Nothing is fixed."

~ Robert Henri

thoughtful

2018 London Design Biennale

Emotional States

(Sep 4-23, 2019)

Foregrounds how design influences the way we experience and feel.

joyous wellness, culture
Being Hear

Analog Research Lab

Being Hear

Joyously explores what it really means to be present and listen.

authentic wellness, culture

New York Times VR & Alec Soth

Laughter Yoga

Frames the oddity, intimacy and profound humanity of laughter yoga.

joyous spirituality, wellness

Jeppe Hein

The Happiness of Burnout: The Case of Jeppe Hein

Authentically questions the role of pain and joy, and what life is worth living.

authentic wellness, culture

Through the Repellent Fence

Thoughtfully questions how our connection to the land defines and divides us.

playful infrastructure, culture

Science Gallery

Life at the Edges

(Jun 22 - Sep 30, 2018)

Investigates how extreme climate organisms might help us push our boundaries.

joyous environment, economy

Planet B: Ideas for a New World

Creatives of all disciplines present bold visions for the 22nd century.

joyous environment, economy

"All things change according to the state we are in. Nothing is fixed."

~ Robert Henri

thoughtful

2018 London Design Biennale

Emotional States

(Sep 4-23, 2019)

Foregrounds how design influences the way we experience and feel.

joyous wellness, culture
Being Hear

Analog Research Lab

Being Hear

Joyously explores what it really means to be present and listen.

authentic wellness, culture

New York Times VR & Alec Soth

Laughter Yoga

Frames the oddity, intimacy and profound humanity of laughter yoga.

joyous spirituality, wellness

"The 20th century was all about big changes in the outer world; the 21st century is about big changes in our inner worlds."

~ Douglas Coupland

authentic

Jeppe Hein

The Happiness of Burnout: The Case of Jeppe Hein

Authentically questions the role of pain and joy, and what life is worth living.

authentic wellness, culture

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