Movements within fields, such as systems ecology, hold that different parties (human, non-human, ecological) must reach compromises to use spaces in a harmonious way. But in our globalised society our connection with place has often become diluted. Cultivating this fundamental understanding brings opportunities – a refreshing antidote to cookie-cutter design that does not take into account what is unique about the place where it is applied.

Continued on pages 98–99 of Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat.