The Lindisfarne Tapes

Sean Wellesley-Miller: The Bioshelter, The Home, and The Community

Episode Summary

Architect/mathematician/designer Sean Wellesley-Miller reconceives architecture in the image of the bioshelter. The house, no longer the end point of consumption, becomes a domesticated, productive ecosystem. This new architecture cultivates a more profound attachment to place, promoting decentralization and strengthening local economies. (Episode photo courtesy of

Episode Notes

The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. In 2021, the Schumacher Center used the digital audio to create the Lindisfarne Tapes Podcast. Reposting should include acknowledgment of Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.

Wellesley-Miller delivered this lecture in 1975 at the Lindisfarne Summer Conference, "Conscious Evolution and the Evolution of Consciousness."