A postgrad essay from an Ecological Design Thinking programme student at Schumacher College. Edited by Tyson Jopson.

Carl Sagan (1934–1996)
Carl Sagan (1934–1996)
Carl Sagan (1934–1996) - Astronomer, Planetary Scientist, Cosmologist, Astrophysicist, Astrobiologist, Author, Science Communicator and all-round inspired human

“You explained that it’s star-stuff [1] we’re made of, Carl. That landed deep within many, it landed deep within me. Some take it as an esoteric notion, though, something to make us feel nice. Like the charm of a cymbal at the end of a song. They don’t realise that what you’re saying is as foundational to existence as is the rhythm to the foundation of the song.”

The excitable sincerity with which he spoke was palpable; here was a student of life…


The proliferation of synthetic litter in the False Bay Waterways, Oceans & Beaches Cape Town, South Africa

An Academic Essay for the Ecological Design Thinking Postgraduate Programme Schumacher College, United Kingdom Module 2 Assignment: Design & Society By Devon Concar, 18th December 2020

‘Identity is conferred upon us by places — where we are right now and who we are with, other species and humans in place’ (Sepie, 2020).

Amba Sepie, Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, has been conducting studies into indigenous cultures around the world for over 10 years. Cultures and communities she describes as having an ’Earth-oriented ethic’ and who ‘specifically employ a way of being that is in concert with the…

Devon Concar

Digital Communicator, Ecological Design Thinker, Conservation & Community Enthusiast, Budding Biomimic and human with so much to learn... just like you.

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