Interview with Looby Macnamara

Looby March2015 high quality

Leading the Edge of Cultural Emergence

  • How can we facilitate cultural change?
  • What do we want the new culture and new story to look like?
  • What part can we play in helping it to emerge?

Looby Macnamara has designed a regenerative right livelihood that translates the use of permaculture principles and design for people based systems. Her latest work, Cultural Emergence, explores the questions above, and is a profoundly effective toolkit to support personal and global shifts towards a regenerative culture. This work is being developed with input from Jon Young, Starhawk, & Maddy Harland, and will be shared in her forthcoming book Activating Cultural Emergence. For more information, to buy books, and Cultural Emergence course details, see

Looby speaks to earning ones's right livelihood through providing skills in personal empowerment, social justice, group facilitation, social designs, and nature connection. 

Looby's Bio: 
Looby is the author of People and Permaculture7 Ways to Think Differently and Strands of InfinityPeople and Permaculture Is the first book globally to translate the use of permaculture principles and design for people based systems, widening the definition of permaculture and making it relevant and accessible to all. She is creator of the Design Web, a holistic design framework that has been used thousands of times globally for all sorts of personal and social designs. She has been chair of the Permaculture Association Britain and is a senior diploma tutor. She lives on a 20 acre smallholding in Herefordshire, where she runs an education and demonstration centre - Applewood Permaculture Centre.