We are faced with some urgent planetary challenge, mostly rooted in the excessive use of our natural resources.
What if there were other tools, materials and means of design that didn’t take from the earth at all?
Advances in biotechnology are affording us this revolution, allowing us to explore new technologies and materials with which to create a new physical world around us.
A world where resources will be plentiful again, because we will be growing them firstly in our labs, but later in our studios and homes, leaving the earth to breathe again.
The laboratory of today will become the design studio of tomorrow, where designers, engineers and technologists will design and co-create across multiple scales from DNA & cells to bricks and mortar.
I have spent the last 5 years immersing myself in these new worlds, built with new materials and technologies, imagining the resultant consumer and physical landscape that might follow.
Some of the work is speculative, but the rate of innovation and discovery is catching up and I wanted to be ready with the right strategic questions.
Link out to my old website with more examples here.
More to follow soon.