Presentation on theme: "Frameworks and Change London 6 th June Ken Webster and Craig Johnson (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)"— Presentation transcript:
Frameworks and Change London 6 th June Ken Webster and Craig Johnson (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims. R. Buckminster Fuller
I have a high regard for metaphor. It is the way we come to understand the world Ian McGilchrist.
The mind is inherently embodied. Thought is mostly unconscious. Abstract concepts are largely metaphorical. George Lakoff
The world as mechanism Understandable Predictable Controllable Linear Nature as resource and waste dump
The triumph of the rational economic individual The rise of the specialist Markets as arbiters Competition as primary Money as value
… a response to a troublesome linear economy? or variations on business as usual but greener and fairer?
End of the line? Maximum oil output nearby - peak oil Rising trend materials prices Systemic stress - biodiversity, water, food, materials, population etc Climate change
A Changed Worldview? If the machine inspired the industrial age, the image of the living system may inspire a genuine postindustrial age, say Peter Senge et al., in Sloan Management Review. You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete. - Buckminster Fuller
Lets think of a cherry tree
Circular Economy framework Some key principles: Waste=Food (Technical and Biological nutrient cycles) Energy should come from renewable sources Diversity is strength Systems thinking
Circular Economy design (eg Transport and Food systems)
A circular economy is not about objects its about systems thinking in systems and cycles, we become metabolists Gunter Pauli