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Regenerative Design

Creating positive impact by combining activism, entrepreneurship and design.

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REGENERATIVE?

About

Regenerative Design is a social and circular business design agency founded by Jan Leyssens, researching how to reach a state beyond sustainability.

"Positive change is directed through design as a process. And the good thing about processes is that they can be copied, changed to fit, and upscaled."

Entrepreneurial activism


We believe in combining the heart of activism (intention) with the power of the design process (approach) and an entrepreneurial focus (execution) for scaling up impact.

INTENTION x APPROACH x EXECUTION = IMPACT


Activism is not just about trying to change the world, it’s about empowerment.
Empowering yourself and others, and empowering the idea that our actions really can make a difference.


At Regenerative Design we believe that you can't make sustainability a positive story if your main focus is on negative impact. That's why our focus is on designing positive impact. On making things that regenerate our planet, society and economy.



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PROJECTS

What

Our mission to create positive impact translates in the exploration, translation, and sharing of ideas and opportunities in circular economy and social innovation.


Below you can find some of the projects we're doing or have set-up.

SWITCHRS

Switchrs is a multidisciplinary innovation collective that focuses on social-circular economy.

We make, show, facilitate and talk about things that regenerate our planet, society and economy.


More info at switchrs.com


WONDERWAAR

Wonderwaar is a childbook-series that focusses on the curiosity that drives scientific research.

The background story is a TEDx-talk about Wonderment by Jan.


More info at wonderwaar.be (Dutch)


PUBLIC SPEAKING

Design in its purest form is about storytelling.


At Regenerative Design we're great fans of stories and of sharing them with others.

Don't hesitate to contact us for a lecture, inspiration session or tailor-made workshop. You can also check out Jan Leyssens' public speaking profile here.


21ST CENTURY DESIGN

21st Century Design is a research-podcast by Engage by Design & Regenerative Design in which we ask designers, tech-experts, writers, theorists, academics, activists and campaigners 5 questions on the future of design.

You can find the podcast at 21stcenturydesign.org.


THE END OF THE WORLD (as we know it)

The end of the world as we know it is a performance-lecture that played in theatres in Belgium and The Netherlands in 2017 and 2018.

The performance explores how technology and the makermovement can help in creating a brand new world, but more importantly it embraces the chaos, curiosity and tinkering that is vital to innovation.

"The end of the world" was created by Regenerative Design, De eenzamen and C-mine Genk, you can see the trailer here (Dutch with English subtitles).



THE NEXT BIG THING?

We're constantly on the look-out for new and exiting ideas.

Don't hesitate to reach out to grab a coffee and discuss and explore new quirky concepts and disruptive thoughts.

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CONTACT

Reach out


Don't be afraid to reach out, we're always in for a cup of tea.

Leave a message here or contact us at hi@regenerativedesign.eu.