An innovation lab designing for future cities
A Hub for Circular Innovation
A leading innovation hub that leverages local technologies to design circular cities. We have a far-reaching global network of designers and researchers that collectively boost the transition to a circular society.
Fashion, Food, and Lifestyle for Futures
Satsuma Future Commons prototypes pilot models on the futures of fashion, food, and lifestyle along with its supporting systems and technologies.
Satsuma Future Commons is a civic innovation hub that drives cross-sector collaboration. By bringing together citizens, researchers, designers, city officials, and more, SFC aims to co-create a future with sustainable cities.
Satsumasendai city is located in Japanese souther coast.
The city is renowned for its rich natural landscape and its nuclear power station plays a crucial role in sourcing energy through the region.
Satsuma Future Commons
The map below depicts the five major themes explored in Satsuma Future Commons: fashion, food, architecture, digital technology and infrastructure. In addition to laboratories, the site also includes open kitchens, gardens, residential areas, shops, galleries and more. Citizens are displayed making use of the facilities while cultivating a lifestyle to build a circular city.
Interdisciplinary, Collaborative, and Global
Satsuma Future Commons is designed in collaboration with Satsumasendai City Council and Kyushu University School of Design. We are an interdisciplinary and global team of circular designers that collaborate with citizens, industries, academia and the public sector.
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