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“As humans, we have to realise we are part of natural ecosystems, not above it. We cannot only focus on human needs, our economy has to become a servant of nature.” (Reon Brand, 2019)

I’m writing this article from my home while in quarantine during the COVID-19 outbreak. While recognizing…


Dear reader,

Just out of curiosity… are you comfortable with the unknown?

Our world is on fire and we can't see behind the flames. But can you imagine that the new world already exists, behind the veil of our collective ignorance? There, beyond what your senses are capable to perceive…


A collective exploration of how to design for belonging on the interwebs.

Grooved into the nervous system of anyone who came of age in the 80’s and 90’s, the Web has caught up with the ‘real’ world and is now our second ‘real’ home. I remember the era of MSN, when I used to spend hours a day after Summer to send bubbly messages to my holiday boyfriend(s). It was a place to go to, not be in. You had to sit yourself down, endure the creaking sounds of logging in, and be patient, very patient.

Grooved into the nervous system of anyone who came of age in the 80’s and 90’s, the Web has caught up with the ‘real’ world and is now our second ‘real’ home. I remember the era of MSN…


Can we trust technology to collect and reflect our inner lives?

This seems an inverted question… We are the ones creating it, right?

But it is a question that is a sign of the time, within me, around me. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and the coming to age of an augmented reality (AR) that is capable, over time…


Why I choose to open up about failure.

This is the first in a series of essays in which I’m exploring the inner and outer workings of taboos and hope to provide practical ways to transcend them by unveiling my own, raw and honest, path. If you want to join…


A SILENCE MANIFESTO

In anticipation of a Silence Speaks Retreat I hosted somewhere in a Dutch forest, I deep-dived into my experience of silence and wrote this essay to convey my findings. …

Lisanne Buik

Artist / Futures Designer | Fellow @ Next Nature Network

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