What is resilience? 6 icons tell the story.

The call for creating resilience is everywhere – from the financial system to the world food system. So what exactly is it, and how can we take inspiration from the resilient systems that are all around us? If we are to stand a chance of living in the doughnut – that safe and just space for humanity – then we need to harness all the tricks that resilient systems can teach us.

I’ve been brainstorming with folks at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (big thanks to Garry Peterson) to come up with 6 iconic objects that illustrate 6 key qualities of resilient systems.

Here they are – a whirlwind tour in under 3 minutes.

What other qualities should be added – and what iconic objects capture their essence?

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