Will there be urban-rural farmers in the future?

John Hardy & Tomas Diez

๐Ÿ“ฒ Our hyper-connectedness in urban areas can lead us to forget what actually constitutes our wellness. Not just the gym membership, but in fact, the sustenance we put in our bodies. This fuels us to be able to make executive decisions, set our own paths and give soul in what we do. โœจ

๐Ÿ“บ In this episode, John Hardy and Tomas Diez visit Valldaura Labs. A campus created by The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), focused on research and education on self-sufficient habitats. Here they discuss the need for personal change to construct new worldly narratives – or reconnect to traditional agricultural narratives in a world that have the potential to be locally productive and globally connected. For this to happen, we need learning environments which create an intelligent sense of activism from when we are young. John Hardy, also known for his jewellery, speaks of mitigating the environmental effects he has contributed towards. John now runs the Green School, located in Bali, which challenges mainstream schooling methodologies and hopes to inspire generations to become considerate and compassionate in their future professions – from design to politics. โ€œIf you canโ€™t compost it donโ€™t buy it.โ€

๐Ÿ—ฃ Hosted by Fab Lab Barcelona & MDEF Director Tomas Diez ๐Ÿ’ฌ Future Talks is a series of conversations with friends of Fab Lab Barcelona, exploring the nature of emerging futures from the past to the present and beyond. ๐Ÿ“ข ๐Ÿ”Ž Follow Fab Lab Barcelona on FacebookInstagram & Twitter.


  • Fab Lab Barcelona 
  • John Hardy 
  • Valldaura Labs