Glider is a research and conceptual studio working in the area of human futures, strategic innovation and new form design for transformation and positive social impact.
We focus our work on the big issues shaping our society and the future, and create compelling physical and digital experiences that move people to feel, think, be and do in new and fuller ways.
Glider creates platforms that uplift people and places by elevating the stories, issues and conversations that matter.
As a transdisciplinary studio, working across multiple modes for maximum impact, our work defies easy definition. Our partnerships with research institutes, NGOs, foundations, organisations, industries, governments, cities, festivals and the wider public, seek out innovative, and often unexpected, new ways to spark meaningful conversations about what it is to be alive, and all the fullness of what it means to Be Human. Our work spans placemaking, civil empathy, social inclusion, climate change, sustainability, philanthropy, ethics, human rights, geopolitics and international relations, in order to help shape the future of societies and our shared life for the better.
A lot of our work is about gently nudging and inspiring people to look up, to lean in, to feel something, to connect or reconnect… to live in a way that matters.
We want to move people to feel, think, be and do in new and fuller ways.
All of our projects start and end with people.
At the heart of Glider’s work is a deep understanding and appreciation of our shared human experience.
We are endlessly curious about people, places, life and complexity and motivated to create moments that open people up and get them connecting and talking in new ways.
We do this so that we can explore and better understand ourselves, each other and the world we inhabit, so that we might live well together, in the places we share and the future we shape.
Every glider is unique – just like we are as people. They are all distinct and they have their own optimum wingspan, balance and ability to ride the highs and lows around them – the undulations of existence – to ultimately soar and sustain. This is how we see people, organisations and life. We’re really interested in the unique ways we can all soar and sustain. When you see things from a gliding perspective, from above, you see that everything is intrinsically interconnected. We exist in this incredibly beautiful, complex weave. We are not alone. We are not separate. What we do and how we live matters – to each other, to our society, to our planet, to our future.