Power of Community Summit

Feb 1-10, 2019

Daniel Christian Wahl

Regenerative Design Generalist, Educator, Author
Daniel Christian Wahl

Daniel Wahl's fascinating journey will take us to the exploration of how do we transforming into a place of regeneration instead of a place of destruction, how the human being is deeply embedded in the life systems and how we can reconnect with our Bioregions. He touches on systems of collective wisdom and open source patenting, bioproductivity and life guardianship, human collaboration towards regenerative bioregions, and the wisdom of shifting from competition to cooperation.

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  • Introduction
  • A regenerative culture in the face of climate change
  • Transforming a Human Being into a place of regeneration instead of a place of destruction
  • The Human Being deeply embedded in the life systems
  • Reconnecting with Bioregions
  • Regenerative production within bioregional cycles
  • System of collective wisdom and open source patenting
  • Bioproductivity and life guardianship
  • Life is a regenerative community
  • Human collaboration towards regenerative bioregions
  • Shifting from competition to cooperation
Daniel Christian Wahl

Daniel Wahl has 17 years of experience in sustainability education and consultancy and has been a careful student of nature and ecological systems for more than 26 years. He is a trainer and educator for Gaia Education, GEN's sister organisation. Originally trained as a biologist and zoologist (University of Edinburgh), in 2002 he completed his MSc in Holistic Science at Schumacher College with distinction, and in 2006 received his PhD in Natural Design (University of Dundee) for a thesis entitled “Design for Human and Planetary Health – A Holistic/Integral Approach to Complexity and Sustainability.”

References:

Janine Benyus

Garry Snyder

Planet Drum Foundation

Peter Berg

Peter Head

Patrick Geddes' book Cities in Evolution

António Guterres

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5 Comments

  • thats so great.
    every time all my different apparently(!) splitted interest groups are just merging more and more into each other. there seems to be no gap no more.

    I am just listening to this interview from my most beloved spiritual place in india (tiruvannamalai) AND I am at the same time in contact with western social change activist via internet, then meet similar people her in india at dinner just by accident. Here in india some patriachic traditions seem to change slowly but they DO also quite strongly at the same time. it is just where you look at and how you look at it.

    thank you for this interview.

    it is always on many levels on the same time. I love this interwovenes:
    you start with plastic, suddendly touch womens rights, end up unravelling atman and brahman for your realm of experience, where suddendly you are back at the plastic issue again.

  • Hi!
    Ahh, now I understand, – so you have to pay an extra fee to have access to all the interviews? I have gotten only one each day, and I have “complained” for not getting the two other……
    Did I understand right now or not?
    At least I’m hoping to have access to the Interview with Mugove Walter Nyika on Saturday 😉
    Thanks a lot!

  • Thank you Daniel for this deeply moving and detailed interview. You have offered me a clear vision of what is possible in a regenerative future in pragmatic and tangible ways, whilst also representing honestly the anguish and sorrow I feel as mother to a young child at this crux point of our existence. Profoundly valuable.

  • Daniel,
    Thanks for telling it like it is. And for suggesting a positive way forward, albeit huge in its implications in terms of ‘shift’ from what is.

  • a- ma-zing, thank you , thank you Daniel .
    I am working with food and try to think how to design regenerative kitchen from the structure themselves ( building, recycle waters, devices, oven… ) , the habits ( how to eat, dishes inspired by zen practice of food) to the recipes ( for a family up to 150 people in a bio regional mind), but I also believe that the main nourishment of the inspiration which will really guide next communities’s generation will come from the capacity to listen to this ancient living being condition you mentioned and that will be received through the open space given by meditation ( non focussing meditation, just silent mind meditation, zazen).
    I also connected deeply to the paradox of the obligation to collapse but within this collapse just to have no other choice than to reconnect with the forgotten deep joy to be fully alive and to feel life going trough us.
    I was in Japan during the earth quick and I feel the same today, and paradoxally that is at this time , in between two replicas, that I felt the most alive in my life, just simply alive, at my place , feeling the sun and the air and being completely aware that it could stop any seconds.
    We are there, and that is the best opportunity we have to finally realizing we are ALIVE and rom that yes, Gaia might take over …

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