Why on earth

#2 | Why you need more nature in your life

Episode Summary

“People love nature,” this seems very intuitive and obvious, yet, we don’t act as if we knew that. In the second episode of “Why on Earth” we question people’s need for nature and how design can help with that. With the expertise of Judith Heerwagen, researcher and faculty member at the University of Washington, we discover everything there is to know about biophilic design, the connection between nature and humans, and why we need to bring nature back in our lives.

Episode Notes

Why you need nature in your daily life

If we understand our connection with nature, why have we built ourselves away from it? In the second episode of ‘Why on earth’, we uncover how our connection to the nature is rooted in our evolution, and why you may need more of it, for your benefit and the planet.

“We design zoos for animals better than we design buildings for people,” a quote by pioneer in the field of biophilic Judith Heerwagen. A view on architecture and design that stops many people in their tracks. 

With the expertise of Judith Heerwagen, today a researcher and faculty member at the University of Washington, we discover the roots of biophilic design and the connection between humans and nature. In this episode we shed new light on biophilic design and answer important questions like “Why is the connection with nature critical for your wellbeing?”, “Why is biophilic design not a standard practice in design?”, “How much nature do we require?” and “Why should we build habitats instead of buildings?”.

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