Regenerative design-research:spaces of the food, water, energy and material nexus

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


What we consume causes unseen impacts around the world and how spaces are designed can either reveal or conceal these impacts. Our climate and biological emergency calls us to change how we produce and consume resources. This challenge is a wicked one. It lacks a singular solution and has unforeseen outcomes that are multi-faceted and interconnected. Despite this, architectural design practices and methods can help us to collectively reimagine better relationships between spaces for people and the planet. This talk, which formed part of SNBE's research seminar series, explored a portfolio of design-research projects to reimagine food spaces; from supermarkets to chicken farms, fast-food retail to urban green spaces and remote islands.
PeriodMar 2024
Held atSchool of Natural and Built Environment
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • regenerative design
  • circular economy
  • circular design
  • design methods
  • sustainability transitions
  • Food systems
  • Resource use
  • architectural design
  • urban design
  • landscape design