Generative processes create life.
Autopoietic systems offer a holistic understanding of life.
Founding Partner Kathryn Langstaff brings 25 years of experience in designing, facilitating, and managing systems transformation initiatives. Services include process design, convening, mapping, and regenerative supply networks and research.
In our experience, it is possible to generate outcomes including intergenerational healing, ecological repair, social impact, cultural sovereignty and enlivening the human and the more than human spirit.
We are adept at identifying the brokenness of a system, and then, listening to our clients and the surrounding ecosystem, we work in tandem to restore and regenerate to the best of our abilities with the opportunity at hand.
Making Wholeness Heals the Maker: A Generative Design Experiment for Personal Healing and Ecosystem Restoration
Generative design experiment "Forest to Home," where deforestation of old growth forests & the grief of the designer inform a transformational design process bringing life and wholeness to healthy ecological forestry & personal well-being.
Bullitt Center Living Building: Urban Ecosystem Services
Autopoiesis LLC collaborated with Ecotrust on a groundbreaking study of the ecosystem services benefits of one of the world's most sustainable buildings, The Bullitt Center. The study demonstrated that these benefits generate shared value larger than the incremental investment required for a Living Building.
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Autopoiesis LLC Co-Founder Stuart Cowan is the co-author of Ecological Design (Island Press 1996, 10th Anniversary Edition 2007), a visionary integration of ecology, complex systems, and design thinking. The book has been translated into Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin and widely used as a sustainable design textbook.