Our work always aims to be at the vanguard of original thinking and practice, and an emerging strand of working to sustainable development goals has become more pressing than ever before. To update our creative approaches and set our work in a broader sustainability field, Rebecca is currently reading for a postgraduate diploma in Innovations for Sustainability at University College Dublin. Here she hopes to learn to a apply a design systems thinking mindset at the college’s Innovation Academy, and bring back fresh sustainability tools to the studio.
Rebecca’s rationale is: “The emerging need to address eco-anxiety, eco-grief, eco-anger and helplessness is become evident on my mental-health radar. It is being talked about in the street, the climate and biodiversity crises are headlining national conversations, and people are unprepared – psychologically speaking – for what is to come in the next decade and more, whether we succeed in averting the crises or not. I hope on this course I can explore the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of preparing us through nature as a resource”.