We are a strategy and human-centred design studio focused on belonging.

We specialise in ambitious, creative projects that reimagine how we live, work, and make meaning in the modern era.

We've worked with partners across Australia on new strategies for organisations, new narratives for governments, and new structures for communities.


We work to create change

Our work is in two parts. Firstly, we act as a social lab, initiating projects to change how we live, work, and belong. In the midst of a Western narrative dominated by disconnection and isolation, we focus on building structures of belonging.


Friendship and community

Community provides us with both with reasons to live and fuel to fight for a better world.

We’re running projects that are exploring what’s uniquely challenging about friendship and community in the modern context and what opportunities exist to build stronger connections.


and place

We are not moved to protect something unless we already have a relationship with it.

Unfortunately the way we relate to nature in the modern world views it as a place ‘over there’ that we visit on occasion or that provides us with ‘services’ like clean air.

We’re running projects that explore how we fundamentally change our relationship with nature as individuals and as a society.


We enable others to do the same

Secondly, we provide strategy and innovation consulting to help for-purpose organisations navigate uncertainty and increase their impact and influence.


Strategy +

We specialise in strategy for times of uncertainty and change

We use ethnographic research to help you see clients and customers more clearly, then work with you to generate new options backed by strong business models. Finally, we can help you set priorities and articulate a clear, compelling story to get your staff and stakeholders on the same page.



Want to build your team's innovation capability? We run workshops on human-centred design and systems thinking.

Or we can mentor your team through a learning-by-doing incubation process over a few months.

Our team has run innovation training for more than 2,000 professionals across Australia.


Our work has been featured in

Hinterland Innovation facilitated our board and staff planning day in May. They worked with us prior to the workshop to ensure there was clarity in what we were seeking to achieve, devised creative activities to keep us engaged and on-track and the report they provided was effective and practical, providing an excellent summary of the discussion and a clear way forward for us.

We are very grateful to Ryan and Robin for sharing their expertise and energy with us and we enthusiastically recommend them to others.
— Helga Svendsen, Board Chair, Centre for Sustainability Leadership