Accept & Proceed’s new podcast asks scientists and activists how we can solve society’s problems

Endless Vital Activity includes interviews with artist Refik Anadol, physician Zach Bush and Ma-tt-er founder Seetal Solanki, aiming to promote the cross-pollination of ideas.

30 July 2020

Design studio Accept & Proceed has launched a new podcast series titled Endless Vital Activity, in which ECD and founder David Johnston interviews “radical thinkers” and innovators in various fields about societal issues and how to tackle them creatively. In presenting knowledge and ideas from areas of innovative science, activism, arts and technology, the podcast hopes to promote the cross-pollination of ideas as well as the collaboration between these fields and the design and comms industries.

The first three episodes are available now, including conversations with physician and biome educator Zach Bush, Extinction Rebellion co-founder Clare Farrell, and co-founder of The Do Lectures and Hiut Denim Co, David Hieatt. Forthcoming episodes feature media artist and director Refik Anadol; founder of materials research studio Ma-tt-er, Seetal Solanki; and actor and director of climate change documentrary 2040, Damon Gameau.

Johnston says the idea of the podcast is to connect the creative and comms communities with “the brightest minds from science, environmental activism and the arts,” hoping to inform and inspire solutions for global issues. “We believe that as part of the creative community, it’s our responsibility to help tackle the problems of tomorrow, today,” Johnston comments. “After a discussion on how we can best share information and affect change, we thought ‘what better way to share knowledge than via in-depth conversations with some of the greatest minds we’ve encountered?’”

The studio invites listeners to submit questions, comments and suggestions for interviewees to

Last year Accept & Proceed released its first podcast series titled Explorations, “an open platform dedicated to creative discovery”. Episodes are themed and interview relevant experts in those fields; for example, the sound episode featured grime artist, creative and Swim Dem Crew founder Peigh while the community-themed episode featured fashion designer Bethany Williams; and the culture episode featured Rapha co-founder Alex Valdman.

Endless Vital Activity is available on Apple PodcastsSpotifyPocket Casts and Buzzsprout

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