Inspire
Your Senses

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

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

Life

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

Earthrise

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

wondrous society, spirituality

Walker Art Center

600 Highwaymen

A Thousand Ways

A deeply human theatrical exploration of our current reality to bring us out of isolation and toward togetherness.

human community, wellness

“We need joy as we need air. We need love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.”

~ Maya Angelou

joyous culture, society

Wallpaper

Meet the London Design Museum's All-Female Designers in Residence

2021 Theme: Care

Four women across different design fields will explore how we reshape ‘caring economies’ for ourselves, each other, and the planet.

thoughtful culture, economy

Les Others Magazine

(Re)Construction

Inspired by the Whole Earth Catalogue, this issue showcases creativity, resourcefulness and pragmatism in addressing our current moment.

playful culture, economy

The School of Life

The Importance of Play

Thoughts on encouraging play as a lifelong skill to help bend reality in the direction of our dreams.

playful culture, education

"Beauty is that in the presence of which we feel more alive."

~ John O'Donohue

wondrous culture, society

London Design Biennale

June 1-27, 2021

Resonance

A global design exploration on harnessing resonance to amaze audiences into profound shifts for a better future.

wondrous culture, economy

Antropoloops

Mix Nostrum

A beautiful weaving of ethnographical musical fragments that celebrates the common in the different of cultures across the Med.

human community, culture

Space Caviar

Non-Extractive Architecture

On Designing Without Depletion

A provocative call for architects to design environments that nurture and harmonize rather than exploit and deplete.

thoughtful environment, infrastructure

"Life on Earth is about co-existence - among people, non-human animals, ecosystems, and the environment. Co-existence is beautiful and generative, chaotic and challenging. The fact is, we're in it together."

~ Olafur Eliasson

thoughtful economy, environment

On Being

Toward a Moral Revolution

Jacqueline Novogratz

A conversation on awakening our moral imagination to shift our world toward ‘giving more than we take.’

daring economy, spirituality

Guggenheim Museum

H.O.R.I.Z.O.N

Feb 20-21, 2021

A participatory digital artwork where users explore nurturing co-habitation on a remote wilderness island.

thoughtful community, environment

El Futuro Imposible

Dear Darkening Ground

Future fiction animations that ask us to explore a new relationship to life.

thoughtful culture, environment

"If we merge mercy with might, and might with right ... we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one."

~ Amanda Gorman

wondrous economy, politics

Tunya

Don’t Wait, A Film by Lanre Malaolu

A raw performance using the anger of injustice as catalyst to explore personal vulnerability and acceptance.

daring spirituality, wellness

"As they become known to and accepted by us, our feelings and the honest exploration of them become sanctuaries and spawning grounds for the most radical and daring ideas."

~ Audre Lorde

daring spirituality, wellness

Emergence Magazine

Emerging stories of our timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality.

thoughtful culture, environment

Dream the Combine

TRACKING, A Polyrhythm of Winter

A participatory portrait of winter that coheres our bodies, environment and cosmos into one interrelated system.

wondrous environment, spirituality

Feral Atlas

A beautiful online exploration of the consequences that human infrastructure projects have on nonhuman entities.

thoughtful environment, infrastructure

"Biophilia is the passionate love of life and all that is alive...whether in a person, a plant, an idea, or a social group."

~ Erich Fromm

joyous environment, wellness

Julia Watson

Lo-Tek

Design by radical indigenism exposes how we’re drowning in technology and starving for wisdom.

thoughtful culture, infrastructure

C. Anders, L. Nneka Arimah and C. Yu

A People's Future of the United States

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

playful culture, economy

New York Times

What Would a World Without Prisons Look Like?

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

human community, wellness

Walker Art Center

Design for Different Futures

Sep 12, 2020 - Apr 11, 2021

A provocative dive into how speculative designers are reframing our future.

playful culture, economy

Wendell Berry

The Peace of Wild Things

A calming voice to soothe our fears and nestle us in the grace of the wild world.

joyous environment, wellness

On Being

The Intelligence of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmerer

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

wondrous science & tech, spirituality

Katie Paterson

Future Library Forest

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

thoughtful culture, environment

Walker Art Center

Futures Focus: Foods

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

playful community, food

C. Anders, L. Nneka Arimah and C. Yu

A People's Future of the United States

Explores how we can draw human connection across the abyss of landscapes and ideas.

joyous culture, politics

In the Eyes of the Animal

Marshmallow Laser Feast

A multisensory stimulation of empathy and respect for nature from a non-human perspective.

wondrous culture, environment

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, society

LaPlasita

Gastrosophy

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

playful community, environment

New Yorker

Iris van Herpen

A CERN-visiting designer who uses fashion to explore new ways of seeing and sensing the world.

playful culture, science & tech

PlayLab, Inc

+POOL Light

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

thoughtful community, infrastructure

Gordon Hempton

Being Hear

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

playful culture, environment

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 culture, education

"We are living in times that came about from dreams of people before us. The world to come has everything to do with the dreams we are dreaming now."

~ Manoj Fenelon

thoughtful culture, education

Victoria & Albert Museum

Food: Bigger than the Plate

(May 18 - Oct 20, 2019)

A thought-provoking look at our capacity to influence and re-imagine the humanity of our food systems.

joyous economy, food

Future Tense Fictions:

Stories of Tomorrow

A cornucopia of possible futures from today’s leading voices in speculative literature and science fiction.

playful culture, politics

School of Life

Emotional Barometer

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

joyous spirituality, wellness

Carolien Niebling

The Sausage of the Future

Reimagines the sustainability potential of a mundane food staple.

thoughtful economy, food

Bernie Krause

The Great Animal Orchestra

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

playful culture, environment

Milan Triennale

Broken Nature

(Mar 1 - Sep 1, 2019)

A provocative take at designing our own beautiful extinction.

playful environment, science & tech

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 culture, spirituality

Nelly Ben Hayoun

One Minute Wonder

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

joyous culture, environment

Bjarke Ingels

Why Architecture Should Be More Like Minecraft

Reminds us of architecture’s power to build future dreams into reality.

wondrous community, infrastructure

Art Shanty Projects

Whimsically turns frozen lakes into heart-warming creative playgrounds.

joyous community, culture

Through the Repellent Fence

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

playful culture, politics

Science Gallery

Life at the Edges

(Jun 22 - Sep 30, 2018)

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

daring environment, science & tech

Planet B: Ideas for a New World

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

joyous economy, environment

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

~ Robert Henri

thoughtful spirituality, wellness

2018 London Design Biennale

Emotional States

(Sep 4-23, 2019)

Foregrounds how design influences the way we experience and feel.

joyous culture, wellness
Being Hear

Analog Research Lab

Being Hear

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

daring culture, wellness

New York Times VR & Alec Soth

Laughter Yoga

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

daring 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

daring 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.

daring culture, wellness

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