About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

These artefacts immerse you in scenarios that consider different organising models, citizen actions and ecosystem requirements.

The interplay shows how this can generate valuable community acts and improved resilience. Together we hope to better seize the potential for collectively building community resilience.

See the artefacts below and download the booklet and trends used to create them for more information.


The Flow

The Flow community-led resilience

Modular, portable backup power sources that can be DIY manufactured within the community

CADD (Community Assistance Depots and Distribution)

CADD community-led resilience

An emergency pack held by a micro-depot or distribution point alongside some signage used by the enterprise


H2Observers community-led resilience

A system that predicted flooding from photographs taken by the local community which were shared on social media

The Honour System

Honours currency community-led resilience

Coin-making tools and tokens used to pay and thank people for their work and assistance in the community

The Bevanistas

Bevanistas community-led resilience

A medical assistance pack and important health information distributed by the teams

To read more about these speculative futures and the horizon scan used to create them, download this booklet.