17 — 18, 20 — 25 Sep 2022
Architecture / Landscape, Multi-Disciplinary Design
Sackler Centre V&A
Regenerative Futures by Arup’s Foresight team explores what a truly regenerative future society might look like through a selection of props from researchers and designers working in regenerative design. It shows what life might look like in a regenerative future to help us consider how people and nature can co-exist.
How can we truly rebalance and restore the needs of people and the planet? The concept of regenerative design calls for a long-term transformation to combine the needs of people with those of the planet by re-thinking and redesigning the world around us. Regenerative Futures by Arup’s Foresight team explores what a regenerative future society might look like through a selection of props from researchers and designers already working in regenerative design. The Regenerative Futures exhibition showcases a selection of designed props used with the accompanying short design fiction film, Abundance, which explores an imagined regenerative future through a selection of contextual fragments, moments and everyday objects. Arup collaborated with sustainable fashion brand, RÆBURN, to bring circular thinking garments to the film and exhibition that call for a rethink to consumer behaviours without compromising the functionality or beauty of the product. Other pioneering regenerative companies featured in the exhibition include: EOOS NEXT, a social enterprise that strives for positive change by designing transformative technologies in the field of mobility; Blast Studio, a practice which transforms urban waste into sustainable furniture and artefacts thanks to 3D printing and living organisms; Lulu Harrison, a sustainable glassmaker; Rachel Horton-Kitchlew, a fungal materials designer; Green & Blue, a practice designing sustainable products for nature; SPACE10, a research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday life for people and the planet; Studio MOM, a product and brand design studio; and Krill Design, a design studio specialising in circular and sustainable process.