Eden Project Goes International: Regeneration as Destination

Session 2: Creating Transformative Venues
Sam Smit

Creative Development Manager
Eden International
SPEAKER

Eden Project Goes International: Regeneration as Destination

The Eden Project is a symbol of regeneration and transformation. After 17 years honing its award-winning approaches in Cornwall, it decided that with the backdrop of rising environmental crises, it had a responsibility to take its brand of optimistic public engagement global. They are now developing a network of destinations that will act as catalysts for wider programmes of social, economic and environmental regeneration.

Eden explores the relationship between people and the natural world, and each project is inspired by the communities and landscapes that have welcomed it: in China, New Zealand, US, UAE, and UK; located within salt pans, limestone mines, earthquake zones, or urban warehouses.