Curating the conditions to reimagine our relationship with nature by connecting people, place and planet

Pop Up Foundation is an ecological enterprise which addresses the central challenge of our time: decoupling human progress from resource use and environmental decline.

To do this, the Pop Up Foundation brings ideas and practical action for sustainable living to people in a coherent, accessible form, focused on practical action.

We know that a deeper relationship with our environment has a powerful healing effect for the people and for the earth. So we work with people in their places to design solutions based on daily life needs which are guided by the ethic of care - for the people and for the planet. This is both empowering and positive, in times of change it is a hopeful message for humanity to connect with.

We have learnt that all the small changes that we can make in lots of different places can be accumulated, shaped, recorded and connected. By doing this we all gain because we have a greater compound effect. This is how the Foundation uses its focus on Place to address the global ecological challenge - how to live our lives sustainably.

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How do we curate the conditions to reimagine our relationship with nature ?

This question drives our day to day practice at Pop Up Foundation. To answer the question we run our own laboratory of projects. Each of the Pop Up Foundation project curates a set conditions for sustainable living that we can continually learn more about and feed back into our community.

Some projects are one-off experiments, others run for a long time. We curate projects that explore Place, and what it means to make our Places sustainable. We have projects that bring schools together to share learning about their own Places. We have projects that connect people with diverse expertise and interests to a forest wilderness environment, and we have projects that are based around trade and ecologically and ethically robust enterprise.
Click on any of these projects to learn more about them, and if you would like to get involved contact us or find us through our social media links.

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Some of the people leading on activity across our network.

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