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Spirit of Design

30 episodes - English - Latest episode: 15 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating

Spirit of Design delves deep into the unseen elements of design and holistic sustainability.

Join us for open conversations with creatives, scholars, activists and others, to envision alternative design futures that are diverse, inclusive, community-centric, and in symbiosis with ALL life on this planet.

It is our hope that these thoughtful conversations offer new guiding imageries for designers, creatives and anyone else feeling the disconnect of these turbulent times, so that we can work toward envisioning regenerative and connected futures.

Your hosts: Amie B. + Ania Z.

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Episodes

Rest as Power with Amie B. + Ania Z.

November 10, 2020 04:17 - 56 minutes - 77.7 MB

Ep. 22 Rest as Power This week we’re finally back after a long hiatus to chat about rest as power. We pressed record planning to do a follow up episode to one of our last conversations but the topic of rest as power was so relevant and something we’ve both been leaning into over the last couple months. We deep dive into: -the idea of rest as power and rest as a revolutionary act -the different kinds of rest (hint: it’s not only naps) -how rest allows us to be in relationship -why test is i...

Responsible Fashion Photography with Eunice Pais

September 03, 2020 01:38 - 54 minutes - 45.3 MB

Date: 03/09/2020 Ep. 21 Responsible Fashion Photography with Eunice Pais This week our guest is Eunice Pais. Eunice is a self-taught ethical fashion photographer based in Portugal. Her journey in photography started three years ago with a question: “Can photography be responsible ?” Through partnering with ethical fashion brands she was able to develop and implement environmentally and socially positive methods of work in her fashion productions. This year, she decided to elevate the initial...

Zero Waste Fashion Design with Holly McQuillan

August 19, 2020 10:14 - 1 hour - 113 MB

Date: 19th August, 2020.  In today’s episode we chat to Holly McQuillan. Holly McQuillan’s work in the field of zero waste fashion design, articulates sustainable fashion systems and practice. She focuses on issues such as transition design, the impact of technology and how these can challenge established design, production and use practices. Holly co-authored Zero Waste Fashion Design with Timo Rissanen and together they are currently writing the second edition. She also co-curated Yield: ...

Expansive Visioning for Fashion

August 03, 2020 06:10 - 1 hour - 67.6 MB

Expansive Visioning for Fashion - Podcast Ep. 19 This episode was our favourite joint episode we’ve recorded together so far. We’ve been feeling the need to really explore visions for a new fashion future and in this episode we share some of our ideas, some of the visionaries whose work has inspired us, and we try to push the boundaries of imagination for what is possible in the future of fashion.  We chat about things like:  - Encompassing a balance of the feminine and masculine energies...

Reflections on Race and Privilege with Amie & Ania

June 16, 2020 06:04 - 57 minutes - 52.8 MB

Ep. #18 - Reflections on Race and Privilege with Ania & Amie Date: 16th June, 2020. In today’s episode we come together and reflections amongst us about the current racial issues happening within our world. These are musings from our own current experiences, where we chat about race, privilege, the importance of self-reflection at this time, shame and guilt, and we finish off by posing some questions that may help us imagine more inclusive and diverse futures. As always, this comes from o...

Meaningful Sustainability with Bandana Tewari

June 02, 2020 09:19 - 45 minutes - 36.2 MB

This week our guest is Bandana Tewari. She is a lifestyle editor, bad-ass sustainable activist and formerly held the prestigious position of editor-at-large, as well as the fashion features director of Vogue India. She now writes for Business of Fashion, and speaks internationally on India’s fashion craft traditions, the lessons of Ghandi and the place of consciousness in fashion. In this episode we talk about everything from spirituality and fashion, to the Western world's long history of ...

Post-Corona Futures with Peta Kelly

April 21, 2020 08:17 - 59 minutes - 48 MB

Date: 21 April 2020 This week our guest is Peta Kelly.  Peta earned a first-class honors degree but at the age of 22, following an unseen pull towards something more, she dropped her Ph.D. and future career as a science nerd. Driven by a desire to retire her mum and change the narrative for the millennial generation she started her first business pursuit in network marketing and went on to be earning 7 figures a year by the age of 26. Setting her up to be able to do all the things her soul c...

Designing Alternatives to Animal Materials with Naomi Bailey-Cooper

April 07, 2020 23:35 - 1 hour - 93.1 MB

Today’s conversation is with Naomi Bailey-Cooper, a textiles designer, artist and researcher, whose research focuses upon designing alternatives to animal materials. Naomi received a funding award from the Victoria & Albert Museum and London College of Fashion for her PhD by practice where she pioneered embellishment alternatives to fur and exotic animal materials. Her work places an emphasis on the sensory tactility, layering and aesthetic richness of materials. As well as developing fashion...

The Vibration of Materials with Amie + Ania

March 10, 2020 05:05 - 42 minutes - 44.1 MB

Ep. 14 - The Vibration of Materials with Ania & Amie Date: 10th March, 2020. In today’s episode we explore the vibration of our material culture - how our things/ materials/ clothing holds energetic frequencies, and how we as designers and users contribute to this. We chat about: The energetic and unseen consequences of unsustainable supply chain’s on both makers, the planet and the people using the final products. The discarding of clothing as linked to the wearer feeling the trauma with...

Rethinking Fashion Supply Chains with Amie + Ania

February 25, 2020 07:27 - 49 minutes - 37 MB

Today’s episode is an old conversation from last year between us focused on rethinking fashion supply chains.  In this episode we explore;  Supply chain transparency.  Circularity without limitations as perpetuating the same paradigms.  Why we need systems change. Reframing the language around ‘supply chain’.  Supply chains as a co-creative process.  Responsibility and accountability.  The importance of inner work for the creation of sustainable supply chains + loads more.  This is a ...

Business from a New Paradigm with Makenzie Marzluff

February 10, 2020 22:04 - 58 minutes - 43.2 MB

Todays episode is actually the audio from the very first guest interview we ever did, back before Spirit of Design podcast existed when we were doing our weekly Instagram live chats.  This conversation still stands as one of the most potent and powerful we’ve had so far.  Todays episode is with our beautiful friend Makenzie Marzluff.  Makenzie is a social entrepreneur who believes in the powerful impact that products, brands and conscious business practices have on both humanity and the p...

Values & Imagination with and beyond

January 27, 2020 22:05 - 1 hour - 47.5 MB

Date: 28th Jan 2020. Today’s episode is with Will Bull and Amy Foster-Taylor, the founders of London based sustainability consultancy ‘and beyond’. Created last year, and beyond run workshops with schools, brands, and more, to empower people to create a better world. Their work focuses on creating spaces for you to tap into your intrinsic values and harness your imagination in order to come up with meaningful solutions for a connected and sustainable future. In this episode we explore; W...

Ep. 11 ‘Values & Imagination with and beyond’

January 27, 2020 22:05 - 1 hour - 47.5 MB

Date: 28th Jan 2020. Today’s episode is with Will Bull and Amy Foster-Taylor, the founders of London based sustainability consultancy ‘and beyond’. Created last year, and beyond run workshops with schools, brands, and more, to empower people to create a better world. Their work focuses on creating spaces for you to tap into your intrinsic values and harness your imagination in order to come up with meaningful solutions for a connected and sustainable future. In this episode we explore; W...

Regenerative Textiles with Beto Bina

January 13, 2020 23:39 - 1 hour - 55.7 MB

Date: 14th Jan 2020.  Today’s episode is with Beto Bina, and is centered around his work in regenerative textile systems and agroforestry. Beto has been working at the intersection of Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability for over 14 years, helping clients such as Nike, Samsung, Verizon and J&J to grow through products, services and communications. His career in the creative industry has given him awards such as Cannes Young Lions, Effies Awards and he has been recognized on Medium as a t...

Ep. 9 Reflections and Intentions for the past decade and 2020

December 30, 2019 08:39 - 8 minutes - 9.47 MB

Date: 31st Dec 2019. In this episode, we talk you through a series of prompts that reflect on the past year and decade, celebrating, releasing, and calling in new dreams, desires and goals for the year to come. Grab your favourite pen and journal, and put some time aside to reflect on what was and what you would like to call in. This process is also available for pdf download - follow the link below. Have a beautiful new year everyone! xx Ania & Amie Resources: Reflections & Intention...

Reflections and Intentions for the past decade and 2020

December 30, 2019 08:39 - 8 minutes - 9.47 MB

Date: 31st Dec 2019. In this episode, we talk you through a series of prompts that reflect on the past year and decade, celebrating, releasing, and calling in new dreams, desires and goals for the year to come. Grab your favourite pen and journal, and put some time aside to reflect on what was and what you would like to call in. This process is also available for pdf download - follow the link below. Have a beautiful new year everyone! xx Ania & Amie Resources: Reflections & Intention...

5 Elements of Sustainability with Ania & Amie

December 23, 2019 20:42 - 57 minutes - 52.3 MB

In this episode, we unpack the 5 elements of Sustainability 5.0: Spirit, Earth, Ancient Wisdom, Community, and Self. Together these 5 elements form what we believe are the foundational pillars for holistic sustainability for design. Through this episode we briefly explore each of these elements, what they mean, alongside examples of these elements in practice. This episode is here to act as a guide and overview of the 5 elements before we delve deeper into each one individually in later episo...

The Importance of Beauty for Sustainability with Dorte de Jesus.

December 17, 2019 04:14 - 1 hour - 67.7 MB

Date: 17th Dec 2019. Today’s conversation is with creative Dörte de Jesus. Dorte worked as an art director for boutique design studios and magazines such as ELLE Germany, before she launched the independent, mindful fashion publication Lissome Magazine in spring 2016. Since then, Lissome has organically grown into a core team in Berlin, and a wider international community of writers, photographers and stylists. Its first annual print edition was launched in December this year (2019), and p...

Intuitive Trends with Tanja Glissmann

December 10, 2019 07:57 - 47 minutes - 37.9 MB

This week’s episode is with Tanja Glissmann, the founder and owner of the intuitive trend agency Sunshine Trends & the sustainable fashion label Black Velvet Circus. In this episode tanja shares what intuitive trend forecasting is, how she defines trends and why they are still important in moving forward toward a sustainable world. Tanja shares about why the creation of new, beautiful and thoughtfully made products is still so important in these times of planetary crisis. We speak about how...

Design Rhythms with Ania & Amie

December 02, 2019 19:53 - 38 minutes - 39.2 MB

In this episode, we explore alternative design and production rhythms that re-examine current making practices and their fast and growth orientated speeds and scales. We dive into: Aligning with Mother Nature’s rhythms for design and what these could look like in practice. The importance of new definitions for success as based upon tapping into individual rhythms for design and sustainability. How we can listen to our intuition and how we want to feel as wayfinders for how to create. De...

Design Rhythms with Ania Zoltkowski and Amie Berghan

December 02, 2019 19:53 - 38 minutes - 39.2 MB

In this episode, we explore alternative design and production rhythms that re-examine current making practices and their fast and growth orientated speeds and scales. We dive into: Aligning with Mother Nature’s rhythms for design and what these could look like in practice. The importance of new definitions for success as based upon tapping into individual rhythms for design and sustainability. How we can listen to our intuition and how we want to feel as wayfinders for how to create. De...

Fashion & Patriarchy with Ania Zoltkowski and Amie Berghan

November 25, 2019 19:22 - 1 hour - 139 MB

In this episode, we explore the intersections of fashion and patriarchy. We ask some deep questions around what does the dismantling of patriarchy look like for design, and is destroying the patriarchy the best way forward? We dive deep into: The connection between the oppression of Mother Earth and the oppression of the feminine in all life. How women's reproductive rights are affected by fashion. Self-love as a powerful form of disruption. The importance of pleasure in sustainability...

Fashion & Patriarchy with Ania & Amie

November 25, 2019 19:22 - 1 hour - 139 MB

In this episode, we explore the intersections of fashion and patriarchy. We ask some deep questions around what does the dismantling of patriarchy look like for design, and is destroying the patriarchy the best way forward? We dive deep into: The connection between the oppression of Mother Earth and the oppression of the feminine in all life. How women's reproductive rights are affected by fashion. Self-love as a powerful form of disruption. The importance of pleasure in sustainability...

Ep. 3 Diversity and Design with Amie Berghan

November 18, 2019 20:31 - 56 minutes - 129 MB

Amie is a sustainable fashion designer, creative and word-artist. Her research and practice focuses on the intersections of fashion design, indigenous earth-based knowledge, spirituality, community, and exploring what a decolonized futures could look like. She is also the co-creatress of Sustainability 5.0 + Spirit of Design podcast. In this episode, Amie takes us on a journey of exploration around what decolonized futures could look like, the importance of diversity in design for resilient ...

Diversity and Design with Amie Berghan

November 18, 2019 20:31 - 56 minutes - 129 MB

Amie is a sustainable fashion designer, creative and word-artist. Her research and practice focuses on the intersections of fashion design, indigenous earth-based knowledge, spirituality, community, and exploring what a decolonized futures could look like. She is also the co-creatress of Sustainability 5.0 + Spirit of Design podcast. In this episode, Amie takes us on a journey of exploration around what decolonized futures could look like, the importance of diversity in design for resilient ...

Ep. 2 Eco-spirituality and Design with Ania Zoltkowski

November 11, 2019 22:26 - 1 hour - 142 MB

Ep.2 Eco-spirituality and Design with Ania Zoltkowski. Ania is a sustainable fashion designer, educator and researcher, passionate about creating fashion futures that are resilient, creative, mindful and inclusive. She is also the co-creatress of Sustainability 5.0 and Spirit of Design podcast. In this episode, Ania dives into eco-spirituality and its place within the design process. Ania shares how eco-spirituality can provide a framework for holistic sustainability as well as the importance...

Eco-spirituality and Design with Ania Zoltkowski

November 11, 2019 22:26 - 1 hour - 142 MB

Ania is a sustainable fashion designer, educator and researcher, passionate about creating fashion futures that are resilient, creative, mindful and inclusive. She is also the co-creatress of Sustainability 5.0 and Spirit of Design podcast. In this episode, Ania dives into eco-spirituality and its place within the design process. Ania shares how eco-spirituality can provide a framework for holistic sustainability as well as the importance of community during this time. This was a really powe...

Ep.1 Introducing Spirit of Design Podcast

November 11, 2019 05:00 - 28 minutes - 64.3 MB

Ep.1 Introducing Spirit of Design Podcast with Ania Zoltkowski and Amie Berghan. In this first episode, we introduce ourselves and share our backgrounds and the path that has led us to this moment that we share with you right now. We share how Sustainability 5.0 and the Spirit of Design podcast emerged and offer a sneak peek into the conversations to come, the topics we’ll explore, and more. Resources: www.sustainability5.world www.instagram.com/sustainability5.0 www.instagram.com/amie_...

Introducing Spirit of Design Podcast

November 11, 2019 05:00 - 28 minutes - 64.3 MB

In this first episode, we introduce ourselves and share our backgrounds and the path that has led us to this moment that we share with you right now. We share how Sustainability 5.0 and the Spirit of Design podcast emerged and offer a sneak peek into the conversations to come, the topics we’ll explore, and more. Resources: www.sustainability5.world www.instagram.com/sustainability5.0 www.instagram.com/amie_berghan www.instagram.com/aniazoltkowski www.aniazoltkowski.com

Spirit of Design trailer

November 11, 2019 00:00 - 1 minute - 992 KB

Spirit of Design delves deep into the unseen elements of design and sustainability. Facilitated by Amie & Ania, designers based in Australia and New Zealand, that felt there were missing elements from the sustainability conversation. Through leading conversations with designers, scholars, activists, philosophers and others, we explore the many elements of holistic sustainability for the design spaces. We adventure into interdisciplinary concepts surrounding ecology, Indigenous and ancient...

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