Terra Carta Design Lab finalists revealed

January 2022

The Terra Carta Design Lab has announced 20 finalists in a competition to develop solutions to the climate crisis – ahead of the final four winning projects being selected in April 2022. The Terra Carta Design Lab is an RCA student-led response to the environmental challenges our planet faces, and forms part of HRH The Prince of Wales’ wider Sustainable Markets Initiative. Working for the RCA Equals provided project management on the competition. Equals helped to establish and maintain the processes and protocols for the delivery of the competition through programme and risk management, as well as overseeing the meeting and reporting schedule.

The Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) and the Royal College of Art (RCA) have announced the shortlisted finalists for the Terra Carta Design Lab. Out of 125 original submissions, 20 teams of RCA students and alumni have been selected to continue developing their solutions to the climate crisis ahead of the winning projects being announced in April 2022.

First announced in July 2021, HRH The Prince of Wales (Royal Visitor to the RCA) and Sir Jony Ive (RCA Chancellor, Founder of the creative collective LoveFrom and former Chief Design Officer at Apple) launched the Terra Carta Design Lab in partnership with the RCA. The initiative has since invited some of the world’s most talented design students to design high-impact, low-cost solutions for Nature, People and Planet.

Shortlisted projects include a wearable device for cows to reduce methane emissions, a game which challenges players to avoid climate catastrophe, and a new system to revolutionise carbon offsetting. To see the full list of finalists visit the website: https://www.rca.ac.uk/business/terra-carta-design-lab-projects/