Re:Move, a project that spans industries and time zones, is a true collaboration. Free from hierarchy, each participant has equal input, able to share their insights and opinions when it comes to creating this sustainable, lightweight, electric trike. Fresh perspectives and unorthodox solutions are the order of the day. No-one sits at the head of this table.
The remote nature of said table doesn’t make it any less round. The partners of Re:Move (CAKE, Hydro, Konstantin Grcic, Wallpaper*, and Polestar), regularly meet for online roundtable discussions regarding the challenges, updates, changes, and breakthroughs that are a regular feature of Re:Move.
See one of those roundtables, captured on film for Re:Move’s public debut at South by Southwest 2021, above.
The Overview Effect: a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space. Those who have experienced it describe a new understanding of the uniqueness, fragility, and relative smallness of our one and only home. And while it’s easy to imagine the impact this must have; it seems that spaceflight is a prerequisite. Which is why we sat down with Karen Nyberg.
A core principle of sustainability is future-proofing. Keeping items in use saves energy and reduces waste, as they’re thrown away or replaced less often. There are any number of ways to ensure a product doesn’t become obsolete. Durable materials. Timeless design. And OTA software updates, like the latest one available for Polestar 2.
The most innovative ideas are brought about through creative collaboration. Ideas that have the power to change; to revolutionise the status quo and spark social and environmental change. By connecting thoughts, experiences, skills, and intuition, visionary endeavours, like design, can be elevated from good to great.