Resilio Studio is a design practice dedicated to building a resilient and regenerative Tāmaki Makaurau, through ecological design, social innovation and education.
As designers we are interested in working with real people tackling real problems. We are a design studio that embodies the positive, transformative change needed to thrive in the face of the immense challenges of the 21st century. We believe there is an urgency to this project and the time to start is now.
What we do
Landscape + Urbanism
– Ecological Design + Green Infrastructure
– Urban Agriculture
– Tactical Urbanism
– Active Transport
– Design Thinking
– Innovation/Design Lab Facilitation
– Home Retrofitting
– Structures and Shelters
– Resources and Tools
Design has the potential to help change the world for the better, but to do so it must itself change and become a widespread activity that everyone is involved in. In a networked world, all design processes are codesign processes and codesign is the only way of making sure that the proposed solutions will be socially and culturally acceptable and continually implemented. At Resilio we see ourselves as social actors who can foster collaboration among diverse disciplines and constituencies and feed and support projects and initiatives in which everyone – design professionals and non-design experts alike – are involved throughout the process and have ownership of the solution.
We believe that the immense challenges we face this century are not going to be solved through large scale, top-down plans, but through a vast and diverse collective of many small solutions. They will be simple to apply and maintain, they will be labour and knowledge intensive rather than energy, resource and money intensive, and they will use local materials, create local employment and support local markets. Small, slow and simple recognizes that the efficacy of systemic change is best leveraged from the ‘bottom up’. Rather than increasing influence by making something bigger or more complex, small, slow and simple solutions are easily replicable and scaled in the same way that cells in the evolutionary process of life scale up – through replication, bifurcation and diversification.