NOW + Liveable Planet Challenge Lab

How can designers respond to the urgent challenges of the climate crisis and, more broadly, the confluence of social, economic, environmental and climate crises?

NOW Partners is pleased to join the Liveable Planet Challenge Lab at the Royal College of Art (RCA), the world’s leading postgraduate arts and design university. The Liveable Planet Challenge Lab, part of the RCA Service Design MA programme, is a practical experiment to address how design with an environmental lens can create positive synergistic impacts.

Inaugural partners of this RCA Service Design challenge lab include leading organizations such as Adidas, Bulb, NOW Partners, PA Consulting, and UK Department for Transport.

NOW Partners’ Sanjay Khanna, Strategic Advisor, Foresight practice co-lead, and Associate of RCA Service Design’s Liveable Planet Challenge Lab, comments:

“Given indicators of grave harms to planetary systems, service designers and their industry clients should co-develop an evidence-based understanding of social, environmental, and climate crises. The Liveable Planet Challenge Lab at RCA, the world’s leading postgraduate arts and design university, sets a new high bar in developing world-class service designers equipped with the right mindsets, knowledge, experience, and expertise to address the converging crises that threaten all species, including ours. I’m confident new, innovative, and regenerative solutions will emerge from this challenge lab, attracting sponsorship from public, private, social, and humanitarian organizations.”

The Liveable Planet Challenge Lab Associates are:

  • Richard Atkinson, RCA
  • Anna Poyry-Grossman, Adidas
  • Sanjay Khanna, NOW Partners & McMaster University
  • Arif Yusop, RCA
  • Emily Boxal, RCA

Learn more here.