How to build a resilient future using ancient wisdom
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In her global exploration of Indigenous design systems, architect Julia Watson researches enduring innovations that could help us counter the challenges of climate change. From floating villages to living root bridges that strengthen over time, Watson introduces us to some of these resilient solutions -- and shows how they can teach us to design with nature, instead of against it.
Donate to The Iraq Foundation to support the Ma’dan of the Floating Islands in the Southern Wetlands of Iraq.
Learn more about Give A Little–Ektu Deen, an initiative dedicated to supporting the Bengalese of the East Kolkata Wetlands in recovering from COVID-19 and Cyclone Amphan.
Learn more about the Living Bridge Foundation, a group of young local people dedicated to preserving, protecting and multiplying the tradition of constructing the living root bridges of the Khasi in Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya, India.