14 episodes

The Nature X Design podcast is a Pro Bono initiative of TEALEAVES, undertaken with the mission of exploring environmental and social issues, and making those explorations as accessible as possible. Listen in on conversations between world-renowned academics, activists, and creatives, and blend higher learning into your day. As a tea company, we know that the beauty of blending is in the creation of something greater than the sum of its parts. To read related articles, access transcripts and register for our upcoming programs, visit https://naturexdesign.tealeaves.com/

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The Nature X Design podcast is a Pro Bono initiative of TEALEAVES, undertaken with the mission of exploring environmental and social issues, and making those explorations as accessible as possible. Listen in on conversations between world-renowned academics, activists, and creatives, and blend higher learning into your day. As a tea company, we know that the beauty of blending is in the creation of something greater than the sum of its parts. To read related articles, access transcripts and register for our upcoming programs, visit https://naturexdesign.tealeaves.com/

    Creative Aging: Finding memory and connection through art and nature.

    Creative Aging: Finding memory and connection through art and nature.

    In this discussion we explore the spiritual, emotional, physical, and neurological effects of nature through practical examples of programs developed for those with memory loss, dementia, and their care partners. Hear from experts from Microsoft Design, Frye Art Museum and the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center. We've explored how the principles of inclusive design were applied in the development of these programs and provided suggestions to leverage nature as an antidote to the perils of everyday life during a pandemic.

    Moderated by Lana Sutherland.  

    Presented by Nature X Design, a virtual festival produced by TEALEAVES and inspired by the art of blending. In the spirit of inclusivity we offer this podcast as a video, as well as an article. Search "Nature X Design" in your browser, to absorb this knowledge in whatever format appeals to you.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    You can forage for Superfoods | Wild and feral foods with Philip B. Stark

    You can forage for Superfoods | Wild and feral foods with Philip B. Stark

    You may be of the opinion that modern agriculture is the epitome of perfectly designed food, but mother nature has a better idea. Learn how incorporating wild and feral foods could enhance your diet, while benefitting the planet.

    Featuring Professor Philip B. Stark, Professor of Statistics and Associate Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, and the founder of Berkeley Open Source Food, an organization that researches and promotes urban foraging and the integration of weeds into our food systems.

    Hosted by Carly Williams. 

    Produced by Nature X Design. Dive deeper into this topic, available as an article and video at http://onblend.tealeaves.com/foraged-superfoods/ or search Nature X Design in your preferred browser.

    • 20 min
    What is the Science of Taste? | Eat Smart with Dr. Peter Klosse and Adam Brumberg

    What is the Science of Taste? | Eat Smart with Dr. Peter Klosse and Adam Brumberg

    Our tastes are manipulated more than we think, but understanding taste science can help us take back control of our diets. The modern era has led to our personal taste being something less to do with nature, and more to do with design. Our experts reveal that the more aware we are of these influences, the more we can use them to our advantage.

    Featuring Gastronomer and Founder of T.A.S.T.E Dr. Peter Klosse along with the former deputy Director of the Cornell Institute for Behavioral Economics and Consumer Choice, Professor Adam Brumberg. 

    Hosted by Carly Williams. Produced by TEALEAVES

    This podcast is available as an article and video on our website. Search Nature X Design in your preferred browser.

    • 13 min
    How can your business stay relevant in the environmental era? Featuring BMW, WDO and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

    How can your business stay relevant in the environmental era? Featuring BMW, WDO and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

    Learn the tools to create dynamic, positive environmental change within your organization in this podcast featuring Ellen MacArthur Foundation, World Design Organization, and BMW.

    Over the last few decades, products have been designed for obsolescence and without much regard for their life cycle's impact on the environment. The imperative for businesses to respond and adapt becomes increasingly critical.


    Presented by Nature X Design, a virtual festival produced by TEALEAVES and inspired by the art of blending. In the spirit of inclusivity we offer this podcast as a video, as well as an article. Search "Nature X Design" in your preferred browser, to absorb this knowledge in whatever format appeals to you.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Have we all become archivists in the modern age? Featuring Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian, RISD and Parsons.

    Have we all become archivists in the modern age? Featuring Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian, RISD and Parsons.

    What is Retrospective Archiving? It is the curation of the present. We depend on archives to learn about the past, but how do we document the present? Who chooses what is collected and saved and what is forgotten? How can we engage communities in the storytelling and make the process transparent and personalized?


    Join us for a roundtable discussion with the very curators who are determining what we remember. Emily Orr of Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian, Andy Law of Rhode Island School of Design, and Andrew LeClair Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design, to learn why we curate what we curate, and how that affects the future.

    Moderated by Madeline MacDonald.  

    Presented by Nature X Design, a virtual festival produced by TEALEAVES and inspired by the art of blending. In the spirit of inclusivity we offer this podcast as a video, as well as an article. Visit https://onblend.tealeaves.com/designing-the-future-through-retrospective-archiving/ or search "Nature X Design" in your browser, to absorb this knowledge in whatever format appeals to you.

    • 49 min
    What is the role of designers in the circular economy? Featuring the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

    What is the role of designers in the circular economy? Featuring the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

    What is The Circular Economy? Join us and learn about a sustainable method for designing business practises that helps business achieve long term resilience and environmentally friendly success.Hear from Simon Widmer, Design Network and Creative Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Learn what the Circular Economy is, the importance of designers embracing it, and how exactly they can do it.   

    This podcast is pre-listening for our upcoming event: Innovate or Bust: How to stay relevant through circular design practices.
    Register here to learn more about the circular economy, aka the future of design: https://onblend.tealeaves.com/innovate-or-bust/

    Moderated by Kate Morsink.

    Presented by Nature X Design, a virtual festival produced by TEALEAVES and inspired by the art of blending. In the spirit of inclusivity we offer this podcast as a video, as well as an article. Search "Nature X Design" in your browser, to absorb this knowledge in whatever format appeals to you.

    • 25 min

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