An act of hope: filmmakers discuss Anthropocene: The Human Epoch and reveal how determining human impact isn’t always about statistics
«A business needs to be profitable: thinking for the longer term appears today as the strongest approach to the market» – Pei Yun Teng, Global Director of Social Impact at Kearney
«We invented it ourselves; machinery capable of creating the shapes used in this design did not exist». In conversation with Elia Bonacina
Mandy Barker and Aurora Robson – the creative’s role in tackling climate change: artists must reach out to the wider society and what looks beautiful leads to what is horrific
«If an exhibition was conceived for an audience, what happens when that audience leaves?». What matters is not the medium but keeping the complexity of an experience
«The value of jewelry doesn’t lie in the preciousness of the material but in the transparency of the supply chain». Rethinking jewelry codes one jewel at a time: how the process of jewelry making has evolved
Craftmanship, handwork, and technical abilityvs culture, consistency and vision. Might this be the difference between a designer and a creative director?
A series of cultural shocks and good fortune Japonisme seized the Western world but it’s not always a fad picked up from a one-time travel
The future of streetwear is about regenerating a sense of community: urban culture vibe forced a change in paradigms and brands prove themselves valiant going against the flow
The Teltower turnip: many traditional crops are disappearing, as they are considered unprofitable. Discovering them can keep local traditions alive and preserve biodiversity
Highlighting the steps involved in production from farm to tannery, cow to slaughterhouse. Swedish designer Josefin Liljeqvist wants to introduce her supply chain to customers
Karl Kraus thus baptizes the melting pot of art, thought and innovation in Vienna between the end of the nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth century
‘Suelo Orfebre’. An analysis of the local identity through material choice, working with craftsmen and connecting with communities in the mining community of Marmato by Simón Ballen Botero
The down jackets’ company launches its five years sustainability plan – a commitment to climate action, circular economy, equitable sourcing, restitution to local communities, and strengthening diversity
Japan, 1600. General Tokugawa Leyasu triumphed in the battle of Sekigahara, and rid himself of the opposition by cutting off some forty thousand heads. In 1603, he was elected shōgun and moved the capital to Edo, today’s Tokyo
Wetsuits traditionally made from petroleum-based material – UK located brand Finisterre invented an eco-friendly version made from Yulex: revealing its business model
«Cows, buffaloes, and other animals used for leather in India are often crammed onto vehicles so tightly that their bones break», introducing the issue of ethical production in local communities in India
In conversation with Marina Iremonger, the Head of Trade team at DIT, and Oliver Wayman, the co-founder of Bottletop: «The engagement is the driver. How can we translate this message into a touchpoint?»
Billions of q-tips and other single-use items are thrown away each year. Danish company LastObject wants to eliminate them, one product design at a time, while tackling plastic waste
Sonia Hylling: The main focus for a sustainable future is creating Net Positive impacts through disruptive innovations in design and system thinking for brands to become regenerative
Enhancement of seed diversity and contribution to crop biodiversity conservation realized by an initiative that strives to preserve genetic resources through establishing seed banks
Dutch eco-awareness artist Thijs Biersteker’s recent work illustrates the complexity of plant communication. Finnish futurologist and author Risto Linturi explores the promises and pitfalls of virtual reality
Parks in New York City promote public health and well-being. Do they also promote gentrification and inequality? A dialogue with New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and architect Stefano Boeri
Through craft, we continue what we have learned, we educate, we improve: the respect of nature, human beings and altruism
Artistic Director of Hermès, Pierre-Alexis Dumas, and Architect Stefano Boeri discuss the responsibility of larger corporations to lead in the transition towards a mandatory sustainable consideration for the future
On a Sunday morning in April, in the midst of lockdown, a three-way call was scheduled between London, Rome and Milan. Dialing in: Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Stefano Boeri and Cornelia Lauf
«Our unhealthy relationship with the natural environment is linked to the unhealthy relationship we have with each other» In conversation with Carolyn Finney, author of ‘Black Faces, White Spaces’
We started working on this issue of Lampoon over a year ago. Sustainable crafting and manufacturing had been on our radar for years. The word sustainability was already quite widespread — perhaps a utopia. In collaboration with architect Mr. Stefano Boeri
Putting biodiversity at risk of extinction and threatening the lives of tribal people who rely upon the Earth’s lungs
Claudia Andujar’s photography grants the indigenous tribe Yanomami the support to fight for their rights and existence. «I’m connected to the indigenous, to the land, to the struggle. I have always searched for the meaning of life in this core»
Rolex stands as an eternal status symbol supporting human activities. It has been fostering not only brand identity, but brand authority as well
Stefano Canali recalls the history of the family, the factory of his childhood, and the priority he was taught to always give to the human handmade
A heart crafted out of discarded cedar marks a commitment that began more than one century ago. Ermenegildo Zenga is safeguarding a forest
«We as a fashion industry need to begin to accept digital as having its own culture, its own savoir-faire and its own appreciation of artisan and digital». In conversation with Matthew Drinkwater, head of The Innovation Agency in London.
Fashion is responsible for 10 percent of greenhouse gas globally. Gucci’s call to action facilitates a conversation – ‘What should the next steps for the industry be’?
The economy can be rehabilitated, wildlife cannot. Do we have a chance to stop relying on oil and gas?
The Great Australian Bight is home to 277 marine life species that are completely new to science. It also happens to hold the equivalent of 1.9 billion barrels of oil. In conversation with Alexandra Malanicheva
«From the taiga in Siberia over the primary forests of Romania to the primeval forest in Peru: around the world, billions of dollars are made from illegal logging»
«I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is».
Who holds responsibility; the consumer, farmer or corporation?
Pachama — the tech startup that believes the work of civilization should be in alignment with nature
Using algorithms combined with satellite imaging, Pachama monitors a project, figuring out the amount of carbon concentration in the project area in comparison to the region
In conversation with Ruggero Pietromarchi and Leone Manfredini, the Curator and Sustainability Director behind Terraforma, on the festival’s approach to sustainability post-pandemic
The Swedish brand has been exploring scientific and technological innovation to create fabrics from cellulose, viscose, among others, all in an effort to minimize their environmental footprint
In conversation with Amy Christiansen, founder of the conscious luxury fragrance house Sana Jardin, on her dream of illustrating a ‘commerce for good’ business model in the luxury sector
In the next ten years, the fashion industry will be under close scrutiny to maintain a commitment that has to fix a defined goal. The fashion and luxury industries cannot keep giving more excuses. In conversation with Simone Pedrazzini, director at Quantis Italy
A tale of the present and past of San Leucio in Naples — the center of fabric manufacturing and a past dream of an ideal city. Annamaria Alois takes on its legacy while maintaining its heritage
If tree planting is not supported by protection and care, forests can do more harm than good. In conversation with Daimen Hardie, executive director at Community Forests International
The floral industry is worth an estimated 64.5 billion euros. The philosophy in which Ikebana operates draws a difference to the polluting practices of the cut flower trade
Forests fall prey to natural disasters, but can they be maintained and restored so they’re at lower risk? In conversation with arborist Michael Petryk
Yourban2030 – The non-profit organization utilises the language of art to highlight key environmental issues and reaffirm a co-dependent relationship between man and nature
How dogs see the world – designer Harikrishnan creates inflatable trousers using a distorted view of the world.
CSRHub’s mission is to foster access to sustainability and corporate social responsibility information. A conversation with CEO Cynthia Figge
Giorgio Armani’s commitment to provide water to the world is entering its second decade. The Acqua for Life partnership with WaterAid provides access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation.
When he was nine, Felix Finkbeiner held a class presentation on the climate crisis. It was then and there that the Plant-for-the-Planet foundation was born
Hundreds of thousands of man-made objects are whizzing around the Earth. Astroscale, led by space environmentalist Nobu Okada, takes on the task of cleaning them up
The UK produces 68,000 tonnes of tyre-wear fragments every year, and up to 19,000 tonnes of this ends up in waterways, rivers and seas – yet four master’s students saw a gap
«We want to understand before designing. This doesn’t mean that a project cannot start by intuition or because we get seduced by the potential of a certain material»
In conversation with French-based footwear brand VEJA founders, Sébastien Kopp and François-Ghislain Morillion
«We cannot look for solutions using the same thinking that created the problem in the first place». In conversation with Alex Ott.
«We cannot look for solutions using the same thinking that created the problem in the first place». Living in symbiosis with nature, examples from aquatic communities across the globe
Australia’s Working Holiday visa scheme attracts thousands of young people from around the world, offering employment – in return, you need to become a farm worker for three months
“….the Illuminating Gas” at Hangar Bicocca, Milan was the largest-ever solo exhibition of Cerith Wyn Evans. The artist speaks to the Rome-based Cornelia Lauf
From sustainability to climate change, from self-love to self-preservation. In conversation with Hillary Taymour, whose collection themes act as a barometer of the world’s current situation
Governments encourage airlines to go ‘net zero’ where all steps of aviation, from buildings and staff vehicles, to emissions during flight are expected to be fully carbon neutral
From the Amazon rainforest set ablaze to the city of Venice being engulfed in water – major climate change events tell us that a green action is necessary
Understanding forest health has become an increasing priority for the European Union with accelerating diseases affecting valued trees across the world and city temperatures rising
Milan is the first city, with new prospects for companies and private citizens, while start-ups create platforms which monitor consumption and protect personal data