SEEDING THE MASSES
Last but not least! One of the things ‘What Design Can Do’ does, is roll out various challenges to designers worldwide. Previous to WDCD 2018 there was a climate Action Challenge, a global design competition calling on the creative forefront to come up with innovative solutions to fight climate change. The winners of the challenge where at the conference too, to present their groundbreaking ideas. One of the most inspiring ones to win, was Lot Amoros with their Dronecoria. (Website in Spanish only, sorry!)
Dronecoria is a collection of tools for ecological restoration with the help of drones. The project is all about reducing the impact of climate change and does so by combining technological and biological processes to give mother earth new life. The drones plant seeds that contain microorganisms in environments where nature reserves are rapidly decreasing. This restorative project is divided into two phases. In the first one, a precision map is made to pin-point the area where seeding is most needed. Afterwards a flightpath is made to determine the most effective and efficient route.
The people behind the Dronecoria project want to nudge global organizations, sustainable designers and tech-nerds alike to help them in their quest for reforestation, as some of the technology and algorithms still have room for improvement. Through an open-source approach they want to standardize their method and develop machines that allow for worldwide production. The project fits seamlessly in our Designated Design trend, where disruptive and innovative design challenges the way we think and act. Giving a makeover to our carbon footprint is just the way to accomplish that!
Makes sure to check out all winners of the WDCD Climate Change Challenge 2018.
That was it folks! All of our most inspiring WDCD findings. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading as much as we loved writing and we’ll definitely back next year!