SPACE10 is a future living lab on a mission to design a better and more sustainable way of living.
With projects ranging from vertical farming to the future of meatballs, the team at the Copenhagen-based research lab works with a global network of collaborators to not only research what the future brings, but also prototype it.
The results are open-sourced and available to anyone; which is especially remarkable since IKEA, the Swedish furniture giant, is the main sponsor behind SPACE10.
Simon Caspersen is part of the founding team of SPACE10 and its Director of Communications.
In our conversation we talk about how SPACE10 got started, how their community-based approach convinced IKEA to support them, and why Simon doesn’t believe in 300 page innovation reports - but rather in creative artworks like a photo series on the future of meatballs that went around the world.
Learn more about SPACE10:
- Dezeen: IKEA's Copenhagen research lab investigates the future of the meatball
- SPACE10 open-sources The Grow Room
- It's Nice That: Future living and design democracy with IKEA’s research lab, SPACE10
- The SPACE10 Playbook
- Designboom: SPACE10's algae dome produces 'the supercrop of the future'
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* Header photo by Rasmus Hjortshøj