Can Design Save Us? The (new)clear vision | Episode: 6 | Længde: 39 minutter


Five physicists walk into a basement and start brewing beer. What happens next?

This month, we meet Ask Løvschall-Jensen, COO and Co-Founder of Seaborg Technologies; the company redesigning nuclear power to make it completely safe and sustainable. Jensen shares his journey from growing up in the ‘Friends of the Earth’ collective, part of the Danish anti-nuclear movement, to becoming a nuclear energy pioneer. We hear how his team is reviving a reactor design from the 60s, combined with masses of computing power, to finally break the planet’s reliance on fossil fuels.

Writer & Host: Lesley Price
Producer: Sidsel Kaae Nørgaard
Composer: Kristina Lilleskov
Soundbite: HBO’s Chernobyl

About the podcast series Can design save us?

Exploring the good, bad, complex and controversial

Can design save us? is a series exploring design as a pioneering force for good. The Index Project dives into the most pressing problems of our time and talk to the bright minds using design to solve them.

Episode 0 is an introduction to design to improve life with their CEO Liza Chong. The episode provides an insightful trip down memory lane while giving new listeners a snapshot of what The Index Project is all about. They discuss some of the world’s most iconic and impactful designs, from the Apple iPod to the Tesla Roadster.

As the series unfolds, The Index Project will speak with a diverse range of frontline pioneers and explore questions such as: Is our future to be purely digital? Can space exploration save humanity? And, is there such a thing as sustainable fashion?

Published on January 19th 2021

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