Spherical is an integrative research
and design strategy studio
based in Oakland, California.

We research and develop
tools and techniques
for regenerating the
health and integrity
of Earth’s living systems.

We’re currently running labs
exploring new ways of
perceiving Gaian Systems.

To demonstrate this potential,
we’re also mapping documentaries of
regenerative projects around the world.

Get in touch below if you’d like to chat.




Dawn Danby investigates the role of technology in informing design decisions to regenerate ecosystems. Her work as a design strategist traverses scales, from green chemistry to urban design. She led Autodesk’s sustainable design initiatives for a decade, founding the Sustainability Workshop. Dawn began her career as an industrial designer focused on ecology. She has taught graduate courses in sustainability and lectured around the world. She co-authored the bestselling Worldchanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century. Dawn has an MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute (now Presidio) and an industrial design degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.

David McConville explores the potential of art and media to enact new perspectives on humanity’s place in the cosmos. He currently serves on the board of the Center for the Study of the Force Majeure and served as chairman of the Buckminster Fuller Institute for many years. He also co-founded The Elumenati, a design and engineering firm developing immersive display environments for visualizing scientific data. As the creative director of the NOAA-funded Worldviews Network, David used storytelling and visualization to facilitate dialogues about regeneration in science centers across the United States. He has a PhD in Art and Media from the Planetary Collegium at the University of Plymouth.

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