We need more awareness of the places we inhabit

In an age of distraction, consumerism and digitalisation our connection to the place and the natural environment we live in is often taking second place in our attention. We lose our “sense of place” and our connection to Nature. In a situation of climate emergency, however, new contingencies apply regarding our commitment to our environments: A deeper and more meaningful relationship to Nature surrounding us as well as to our built environment is necessary.

Through this Design Challenge we want to create solutions that motivate people to (re-)discover places and to (re-)create feelings of empathy and agency with Nature – so we can move forward as individuals and communities.