Living Design Process


Learning and growing in a classroom with Dan Palmer has opened me up to a new understanding about design process and holistic approaches to decision making. His classes are explorations into a new territory in which we are all the empowered designers of our own lives in co-operation with everyone and everything around us. His …

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Thank you Dan, for challenging the norms of the design process and for encouraging us to feel and interact with the landscapes we work within. The ideas behind Living Design Process can be applied to any aspect of our lives, allowing us to bring consciousness and feeling back into what we do everyday.

I found your thoughts on the living design process very deeply useful. I have been using this process with my work this year … and have been intrigued with the reactions in my self and others as we are confronted with the letting go of the ‘Master plan” and letting life take its course and …

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Dan is a natural teacher and a gun at taking people on an intellectual journey that inspires them into real, meaningful action. He’s also a warm, friendly, straight talker – meaning he doesn’t waste time and gets straight to the important things. His one day Living Design workshop was a joy to see him in …

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This is really life-affirming for me to learn about this living design process – it resonates with my life journey and where I’m at in my architectural practice – but I’ve not heard it explained or articulated this way before. I’ll definitely be more aware of my design process with clients and be implementing more …

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Dan’s Living Design Course enabled a sort of integration of processes familiar to me in one aspect of my life which i would not have otherwise applied to the design of land and environment. It validates and encourages a felt response to design, which feels organic, natural, life affirming – a process most likely to lead …

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Hugely thought and heart-provoking. I’m so much more energised and inspired for the future!

My mind’s been buzzing ever since. I’m currently in the process of writing a blog post about my house renovation/edible forest garden and how that relates to the concepts you discussed. A lot of what both you and Louise said resonated with me very strongly.

I found the process today incredibly beneficial in understanding the application of wholistic management and decision making to bring about form and social structures and in how to make these ideas of a whole actually show up in the world

It is so exciting to see Christopher Alexander’s ideas adopted, adapted and communicated in a way that honours his work and the current context of who and where we are

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