wildbunt is the project and the base of my M.A. thesis in Eco-Social Design, which I completed in November of 2017. Eco-Social Design can be understood as a participative, interdisciplinary and community-oriented process with the goal to create sustainable and holistic solutions. It is not only about changed aesthetics, but rather a rethinking of its nature.
The research question of the thesis was: How can Eco-Social Design contribute to creating interest and appreciation for nature and gardening through the principles and practices of permaculture in children?
Our time is shaped by continuous ecological, social, political and economic destabilization. Of immediate importance is the ecological crisis as deprives many living beings of their livelihood — animals, plants but also humans. The root of the problem can be recognized in the way of thinking and behaviour patterns of humans: human culture. This is where wildbunt comes in.
Through its holistic approach permaculture offers a potential solution to the environmental and cultural crisis of today. It can be understood as a philosophy of working with nature instead of against it. The first step is to observe and understand nature in its functioning. In a second step, the collected insights are integrated into the planning and design of human systems.