Radical Animal: how do we balance human nature, innovation and the challenges of climate change?
The reality of climate change is now incontrovertible – but the facts still don’t seem to sufficiently register with the ordinary citizen, worker and consumer. Our language of societal progress is still essentially understood as consumption-led growth, and our current economic slump fixable by a restoration of retail confidence.
We need to examine how the thirst for novelty and innovation, deep rooted in human nature, can be redirected from status consumption to something more active, fulfilling and planet-friendly. Pat Kane will use his 10 years of inquiry into the power and potential of play to give some indications about how this might be done – turning the “radical animals” that we are in a different direction.