“I can honestly say I was a social entrepreneur four or five years before we even knew we had a place in the world!” Space buff, scuba diver and pilot; ever feel that some people can do anything? Born in Mumbai, India, Zenia Tata was inspired to do good by her grandmother, who contributed in slum areas near her home.
Do you know who made your clothes? Who grew the cotton, spun the threads, dyed the fabric and sewed them together? Two fashion entrepreneurs are making sure you ask those very questions by bringing the hidden people behind what we wear into the public eye – from the cotton farmer, seamstress, knitter and weaver to the factory
Atlas of the Future aims to ‘Democratise the Future‘ by raising the profiles of the people and projects creating a better world. In this lunchtime talk at Shoreditch House, co-founder Cathy Runciman will share the story of the Atlas and introduce her favourite projects from around the globe – from the skateboarders liberating girls in Afghanistan and
Want to know what a green energy guru has in common with Ozzy Osbourne? This podcast. Sailing close to the winds of change, the ‘Atlas Futurenauts’ are top selling author and futurist Mark Stevenson and leading sustainability expert Ed Gillespie. In this FutureHero podcast they interview the extraordinary Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO of leading renewable and ethical
Ryan Bethencourt plays with the substance of ‘us’ – our DNA – through marrying biotechnology advancements with successful business models. Just don’t accuse him of playing God. “I am playing God as much as any computer programmer does or mechanic or engineer who builds planes, makes us fly in the sky when we don’t have wings.
This week Fab Lab Barcelona celebrated ten years of innovation, participation, digital manufacturing, technology and creation with a big birthday fiesta on 21 March 2017 at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Over the last decade, the centre has helped people around the world to locally conceptualise, design, develop and fabricate, with a focus on truly world-changing open and
Hacker, activist, geek and poet Birgitta Jónsdóttir is best known for founding Iceland’s Pirate Party – a movement of anarchists and techies that asks for direct democratic reform beyond party politics. We chatted to her about civil rights, transparency and accountability. She wants us to know that we can all participate – beyond protesting. Birgitta Jónsdóttir: “I am a poetician. You
In episode 3 of their podcast, the Atlas Futurenauts (AKA top selling author and futurist Mark Stevenson and leading sustainability expert Ed Gillespie) interview the extraordinary Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO of leading renewable and ethical energy provider Good Energy. A true renewable pioneer, Juliet built Good Energy from scratch in 1999 to tackle climate change. Learn about her
A vegan mayo CEO wants to change the world by making the “right thing” the “easiest thing”. He also wants to make it the sexiest thing, the most delectable thing and the most luscious thing: “The thing that, if you’re an evil person you still eat it, if you’re a poor person you still eat it, if you’re
As pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andrè Borschberg took Solar Impulse around the world for its record-breaking journey, the world-leading manufacturer of high-tech polymer materials behind it was working on another initiative involving the same technology that was used to construct the plane’s cockpit and protect the pilots from extreme temperatures. The structural strength and insulating properties of rigid polyurethane is well