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Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on Twitter, starting in early 2020, will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

A Mundane Comedy is Dominic Kelleher's new book. Extracts will appear on this site and on selected social media during the second quarter of 2020. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions about the book.

Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

Environment

What's Changing? - Space
Space
Halcyon Identifies 24 January 2020

 

Please see below selected recent space-related change.

 

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Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight up - Fred Hoyle

 

January 2020

What's Changing? - Food
Food
Halcyon Identifies 6 January 2020

 

Please see below selected recent food-related change.

 

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January 2020

On Trees

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I wonder about the trees,” Robert Frost wrote. Monumental in size, alive but inert, they inhabit a different temporality than ours. Some species’ life spans can be measured in human generations. We wake to find that a tree’s leaves have turned, or register, come spring, its sturdier trunk. But such changes are always perceived after the fact. We’ll never see them unfold, with our own eyes, in human time.

No one has been able to capture this 3,200-year-old tree in one image before – until now.

 

What's Changing? - Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Halcyon Identifies 1 January 2020

 

Please see below selected recent wellbeing-related change.

 

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November 2019

On Meat

Beef

Our current meat-heavy system of food production seems to many unsustainable, a waste of resources and a source of pollution in the form of pesticides and hormones as well as methane gas from livestock manure.

On Biomimicry

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Visiting Luc Schuiten's Vegetal City exhibition in Brussels back in 2009 served as an eye-opening introduction to the potential that biomimicry might play in helping us design a sustainable future.

Many projects are already underway; some young architects are designing structures made completely out of living trees, while others are imagining how our great cities might return to their more natural state.

A related website tried to organise all biological information by function and asked the question - what we can we learn from this organism (e.g. any inventor, anywhere, at the moment of creation, could ask "how does nature remove salt from water?")