From November 19th to 24th, the Design The Future workshop offered 12 students from the University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea a unique opportunity to join the daily work of the research teams involved in the challenges of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. The selected persons are enrolled at the Alava Campus or, being domiciled in Vitoria-Gasteiz, are enrolled at other UPV/EHU campuses.
This activity is part of the INIZIA Araba Campus program, which is carried out in between UPV/EHU and BIC Araba (Álava Business and Innovation Center), and whose purpose is to encourage, advise and support entrepreneurs, as well as the creation of companies innovative and technology-based within the university community.
One of the many issues the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed is that a linear way of thinking is no longer valid. Our future as humankind requires replacing our traditional thinking archetypes and adopting non-linear and systemic approaches.
That’s what students from UPV/EHU Araba Campus came to learn at IdeaSquare with the Design the Future x Terraforming program led by Pablo Garcia Tello. In teams, they designed and presented scenarios for anticipating as much as possible the formidable challenges facing our planet and us in the coming decades.
They made videos to illustrate better these scenarios that stress some of the issues we might face in the future. Find below the projects from the three students’ teams.