Manchester innovation lab and cultural agency FutureEverything has been commissioned to develop a new web-based tool for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
The tool, which will allow users to calculate the environmental benefits of employing nature based solutions, is part of the IGNITION project that aims to work with nature to develop new solutions for use across Greater Manchester.
It is in a bid to help the region to adapt to the increasing impacts of climate change, with nature-based solutions ranging from rain gardens to green roofs and walls.
FutureEverything will be collaborating with Manchester based design practice Studio Treble on the project, which will lead on the creative web development for the prototype.
As part of the prototyping process, FutureEverything we will be working with data scientists from the RHS and consulting with its young eco focus group from Co-op Academy Manchester, gathering their thoughts and opinions which will factor into the design.
Studio Treble said of the project: “We’re really excited to be working with FutureEverything again, and to be involved in an RHS project is a dream brief for us. The idea of creating something experimental in its craft while helping to contribute to a more sustainable future environment really drew us to this project. The team are already working up some exciting concepts and we can’t wait to get stuck into production!”
Rosie Naylor, RHS, added: “Plants and nature protect and support people in so many different ways. At the RHS, we have been looking for new means of communicating these benefits with our audiences that allows them to juggle information and consider nature-based solutions for their communities. FutureEverything and Studio Treble are brilliant at bringing ideas to life and creating engaging digital environments, so we’re delighted to be working with them on this exciting new project.”
Image credit via FutureEverything: Transport for Greater Manchester.