Takram & Hitachi chart the path to climate stability

Innovative design studio Takram developed together with hitachia beautiful interactive web experience, offers practical optimism in the face of the climate crisis.

Avoiding climate catastrophes and environmental degradation can seem like an incredibly complex and insurmountable task. From governments and organizations to individuals, most of us recognize that change is urgently needed, but many don’t know where to begin.

In 2020, the R&D department of Japanese multinational Hitachi embarked on a year-long research project and partnered with global innovation studio Takram to create a clear roadmap towards a viable sustainable future for the world.

Shown for the first time at Hitachi’s exhibit at COP26 in Glasgow, where Hitachi attended as the main partner, ThreeTransitions.earth is an intuitive, informative and inspiring interactive web experience developed by Takram that provides a framework for reflecting on global crises and a starting point for radical action.

Takram & Hitach map the path to climate stability

Transitional Thinking – Focus on the journey as well as the destination

To create ThreeTransitions.earth, Takram and Hitachi rooted their thinking in the principles of transition design. This is the idea that it is impossible to accurately envision transformative outcomes for the future when embedded in the paradigms of the present. However, by focusing on the process of change rather than the outcome, it becomes possible to develop viable paths to a positive future.

At COP26, Hitachi invited international delegates and the general public to explore the results of the project through the intuitive and beautifully designed new digital resource. Now, by opening up their research and making it public and online, Takram and Hitachi hope to provide the best possible starting point for improving our relationship with the natural world.

Three ways to a better world

Takram & Hitach map the path to climate stability

Three Transitions builds on the first iteration of research conducted by Takram and hitachiTransitions to sustainable futures, published online in March 2021, examining nine necessary transitions from the perspective of leading organizations and thought leaders.

Takram & Hitach map the path to climate stability

Takram & Hitach map the path to climate stability

For this iteration of the project, the nine transitions have been distilled into three major and interconnected transformations that focus on climate change, biodiversity and human life. For each of the three, the website explains:

  • How Transition Thinking can help us describe and visualize global challenges;
  • How different paths and transitions are connected;
  • How to imagine alternative, positive futures after the recent crises;
  • What other resources are available to explore the actors, theories, and data behind each obstacle and breakthrough?