Wade Davis

The diversity of the human spirit


“Every human culture shares the same raw genius.”

Author, poet and National Geographic Explorer in Residence, Wade Davis, joined AKQA clients and team at London’s Design Museum for an enlightening and inspiring talk. Taking the audience on an extraordinary journey to the far reaches of the planet, Wade shared stories from a lifetime spent exploring different cultures and the ethnosphere – the cultural web that encompasses all the ideas, dreams, thoughts, myths, inspirations and intuitions of the human imagination. Through a series of mind-opening examples, Wade showed why ancient wisdom still matters in a modern world, and why every culture is a unique answer to the fundamental question: what does it mean to be human and alive?