In this conversation with GRIHA Council, Daniel Christian Wahl shares insights into regenerative cultures, traditional ecological knowledge, biomimicry and its connection with regenerative economy, eco-literacy, and more.
Daniel originally trained as a biologist, and holds degrees in Biology (BSc Hons, University of Edinburgh), Holistic Science (MSc, Schumacher College) and Natural Design (PhD, University of Dundee). He was the director of Findhorn College between 2007 and 2010, is a member of the International Futures Forum and H3Uni, an advocation partner of r3.0, and on the advisory councils of Ecosystems Restoration Camps, Commonland, the Ojai Foundation, Future Planet Europe, the Centre for the Future and the Overview Institute of Australia. He is also a Findhorn Foundation Fellow.
Daniel lives in Majorca where he helped to set up SMART UIB and works locally and internationally as a consultant, educator and activist. Among his clients have been Ecover, Forum for the Future, Camper, Balears.t, Save the Med, Lush, UNITAR, UK Foresight, Cloudburst Foundation and many universities and N.G.O.s. He is on the academic working group of the Global Ecovillage Network and has been linked to GEN for almost 20 years. Daniel has worked closely with Gaia Education since 2007 and contributed to the development of their Design for Sustainability online course and co-authored the current versions of all four dimensions of the curriculum. He also wrote the content and developed the concept of Gaia Education's SDGs Flashcards which with the support of UNESCO are now translated into 7 languages. Daniel teaches regularly on the MA in Ecological Design Thinking at Schumacher College. Daniel's 2016 book 'Designing Regenerative Cultures' has quickly gained international acclaim, his Blog on Medium is followed by over 20k people and his social media advocacy has a combined audience of over 450k people around the world.
Highlights of the interview will be published in the 7th issue of GRIHA's annual magazine- Shashwat, Let nature. The magazine will be released during the Annual GRIHA Summit being held virtually on the 15th and 16th of December 2020. Please find more details about the event at: https://www.grihaindia.org/grihasummit