My colleague David and I have been commissioned to work alongside the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Research group to help bring transition design to the Institute, using Ecological Design Thinking at the heart of our practice.
The James Hutton Institute is “globally recognised research organisation delivering fundamental and applied science to drive the sustainable use of land and natural resources” It “combines strengths in crops, soils and land use and environmental research, and makes a major contribution to the understanding of key global issues, such as food, energy and environmental security, and developing and promoting effective technological and management solutions to these.”
Following the slow co-design nurturing, we came up with the ‘Resilience Challenge’ that would gather people together to find ways to move forwards in the constant adjustments of climate change. Covid hit in the middle of the project and we moved from in person to online project which made it harder to connect to people. Here are some examples of the responses.
Ecological designers: David Delsart & Mona Kastell
James Hutton SEGS team: Anja Byg & Annabel Pinker