We are building leaders to design a resilient society.
We invite contributions, but there is no budget, because there is no revenue at the moment. The goal of this publication is to beat swords into plowshares, to transform a system that was built to kill animals, trees, and entire ecosystems for profit. However, even that metaphor has issues, since we are learning that tilling soil destroys the networks of organisms in the earth that create vibrant, healthy, living ecosystems.
If you believe in what we are doing, and would like to support this work, please do get in contact with us.
Until we decide as humans that we do not want to continue designing, building, and maintaining the digital infrastructure of the corporate monopoly over public discourse, we are making limited engagements through social media to connect with people who support our work.
We are exploring ways of spreading good ideas, through cultural evolution, social physics, and participatory design.
Learn more about the thinking that led to this publication and the aspirations for this community.
Resilience is published by the builders collective as a project of BLDRS Collective Inc, founded by Stephen Bau, a designer turned social architect, as a way to connect people who are exploring how we imagine, design, and build the future together.
Time, Energy, and Resources
What are we building?
The question we are asking ourselves is whether all the time, energy, and resources that have been invested has been worth the effort if most of the profit is accumulated by a select few and at the expense of the natural world on which our lives depend. Have we architected the means of our own demise, socially, politically, economically and ecologically?
Reimagining our social architecture
Given the challenge our generation faces, we endeavour to invest time, energy and resources in the effort of building leaders to design a resilient society. By considering basic human needs of food, clothing, and shelter, we will innovate a conception of the modern dwelling: how to build a house. The difference now is greater self-awareness, a recognition of how things can go very wrong, and the technological means to create virtual models with predictive power to anticipate problems before they become reality. This is a collaborative project to better understand ourselves and our place in this world, to find generative ways to live with each other and the natural world.
Transcending human-centered design, this is design that seeks to learn from nature, to put into practice the knowledge and principles of biomimicry to reimagine and redesign our environment, to reconnect ourselves to our own humanity and to reconnect us to the earth and all living things.