11 episodes

Endless Vital Activity is a podcast developed by creative studio Accept and Proceed, bringing you conversations to inspire radical action. Throughout this series, Accept and Proceed’s founder, David Johnston, will engage in wide-ranging conversations with radical thinkers, artists, scientists, and activists about the problems we have been given to solve, seeking new perspectives to reimagine our world. The creative studio partners with visionaries and believes the cross-pollination of minds and ideas is vital; that solutions can’t be found in isolation. Connection and collaboration are critical. If you would like to submit any questions, comments or would like to feature on Endless Vital Activity, please contact info@acceptandproceed.com

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Endless Vital Activity is a podcast developed by creative studio Accept and Proceed, bringing you conversations to inspire radical action. Throughout this series, Accept and Proceed’s founder, David Johnston, will engage in wide-ranging conversations with radical thinkers, artists, scientists, and activists about the problems we have been given to solve, seeking new perspectives to reimagine our world. The creative studio partners with visionaries and believes the cross-pollination of minds and ideas is vital; that solutions can’t be found in isolation. Connection and collaboration are critical. If you would like to submit any questions, comments or would like to feature on Endless Vital Activity, please contact info@acceptandproceed.com

    Paola Antonelli

    Paola Antonelli

    “Commercialism is not the antithesis of culture; it can be part of it, but a well-rounded culture does not keep culture and commerce in antithesis”  
    In this episode of Endless Vital Activity, David Johnston speaks with Paola Antonelli, senior curator of the Department of Architecture & Design and Director of R&D at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. 
    David and Paola explore her philosophy of design for the people, why she compares her role as a curator to that of a movie director as oppose to a storyteller, plus Paola lifts the lid on the production of her speaker series, Salon, uncovering the work that goes into setting the theme of each event. 

    • 40 min
    Ravi Naik

    Ravi Naik

    “The idea that you could use the law to help other people fight for bigger radical change was the only thing I ever wanted to do”
     In this episode, David Johnston sits down with Ravi Naik, co-founder for the UK’s first data right agency A.W.O and a leading solicitor in the field of data protection and protecting human rights in a digital age, working on agenda setting cases against Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and Google. 
    Together the two discuss how the intersection between human rights and technology is disrupting the discipline of law as we know it, why meeting societies rapidly changing needs requires a multifaceted approach to law, plus Ravi’s involvement in the prosecution of Cambridge Analytica - the case that changed the course of history for data rights and protection. 

    • 52 min
    Liam Young

    Liam Young

    “The future is a verb, not a noun. It's not something that we passively stumble into, it's something we all actively shape and define”In this episode, David Johnston sits down with director and architect Liam Young, co-founder of the Urban Futures think...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Julia Watson

    Julia Watson

    “We need a new mythology of what technology is. We need nature-based technologies that will lead us towards a new form for not being saviours of the earth, but living with Earth symbiotically” 

    In this second episode of series 2, creative studio Accept & Proceed's founder David Johnston meets with Julia Watson, an Australian designer of urban, indigenous, and spiritual landscapes and author of Lo-TEK, Design by Radical Indigenism. 
    Johnston and Watson discuss why we need to redefine the meaning of technological innovation, the importance of diversity in building resilient environments and why nature-based technologies can help us live symbiotically with nature.

    • 58 min
    Indy Johar

    Indy Johar

    "I think at the centre of it, is a new recognition of who we are as human beings."

    In the first episode of series 2, creative studio Accept & Proceed’s founder David Johnston meets with Indy Johar, architect and co-founder of Dark Matter Laboratories.

    The duo discuss Sikhism, running Dark Matter Labs, the values and rationale behind running a business in an untraditional way and reconfiguring the ‘normal’ structures that exist within a company.

    • 54 min
    Damon Gameau

    Damon Gameau

    “What does it look like on the other side of this crisis? Does this have to be a story of depravity - or can it be an opportunity to create [a better future]?” 
    In the latest episode of Endless Vital Activity, David Johnston speaks with Damon Gameau, actor and filmmaker behind ‘That Sugar Film’ and his most recent release ‘2040’. 
    David and Damon discuss why the film industry is getting it wrong when it comes to climate change, the importance of providing children with a utopian vision of the future, and how having a fundamental understanding of human psychology can create a better future for both people and the planet. 

    • 50 min

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