Your NameEduardo Borem Teixeira
Cohort AssignmentEurope Summer-Fall 2023, Cohort 2
1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?

I see it as finding opportunities to learn, to improve and to establish myself, in order to create even bigger positive impact in the world through the projects I collaborate on.

2. What role do you see as yours to play?

I see myself as a creative mind that can influence outcomes in projects in varied disciplines to be more refined, to aim for bigger or broader outcomes, better aligned or integrating a system.

3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?

My goal is to evolve myself to have a bigger stake, expanding the the level of my influence to more strategic and systemic spheres within my practice.

4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?

Improve my emotional balance and my mental state awareness to use it as resource for different situations.
Becoming more confident, safe and comfortable in the foreign country I am living (and with its language) is essential part of this process, including providing the needed support to my family to evolve and grow.

5. And for professional growth?

I feel I need to improve my confidence to tackle more strategic and engage in topics outside the operational realm. By improving my managerial and negotiation skills can be part of this process.

I aim to influence the company where I am working on for better and deeper positive impact from its endeavours.

6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?

I have been involved in projects that has people I admire, following them as mentors; I have been closing the knowledge gap by studying what I feel can make my design practice to evolve, to differentiate itself and to be prepared for the complex, uncertain, volatile and ambigue "human world" we live in.

7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?

Philosophy, Design Thinking, Circular Economy, Biomimicry and Regenerative Design have been essential in my journey.
Daniel Christian Wahl, with whom I made an immersion in 2019 in Brazil, is one of the people that changed most dramatically my life in the last years.
I can also name the thinking of Villém Flusser, André Comte-Sponville, Zygmunt Bauman and (recently) Ailton Krenak.
I was deeply influenced by religion, although my family is catholic (and my grandmas had and have a great role in my inspiration), I am interested in all religions as human source of knowledge, as philosophy...
Also designers and artists, as creators of new imaginaries, from poets to industrial designers...

8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?

To live in sync with my body, with my surrounding and discovering new ways of interactions with it. How we humans can be at service and build realities in a different ways, ones that could support and push life to different states, impossible without our existence, but ones that are not detrimental to other living beings (humans or not).

Date CreatedAugust 26, 2023