Studio Polycultura is a design and communication studio focused on resilient responses to ecosystem and social collapse. The Studio integrates ecopsychology, organizational design, and landscape architecture to ask a simple question: how do profoundly transform ourselves in order to live meaningfully in the world today? I work with individuals, communities, organizations, and farms to think through this question holistically. 

In agroecology, polyculture refers to the cultivation of multiple species in the same area, resulting in increased yields and healthier soils. Polyculture provides a model for how humans can relate to each other and their environment: it’s the diversity of a system which makes it resilient to disturbance.

If diversity is a source of wonder, its opposite - the ubiquitous condensation to some blandly amorphous and singular generic modern culture that takes for granted an impoverished environment - is a source of dismay. There is, indeed, a fire burning over the earth, taking with it plants and animals, cultures, languages, ancient skills and visionary wisdom. Quelling this flame, and re-inventing the poetry of diversity is perhaps the most important challenge of our times.

- Wade Davis, The Wayfinders