System Reset is a feature-length documentary which explores this story of change in our economy.

What if goods, services and materials were abundant rather than scarce? What if we created an economy based on distribution and access, supported by the latest digital tools? What if that economy was regenerative by design meaning we could put more back than we take out and still prosper?

There are signs of change in our economy. System Reset takes up a part of the story of change and it is located in the cities, the world's cradle for innovation, where a number of ideas and technologies are coalescing. Scriberia's graphical depiction of the film explores some of the synergies and crosscurrents of a digital world meeting new forms of production, new and reinvented business and different ways of organising ourselves.

Shot in London, Amsterdam and Barcelona, it features leading thinkers across the main topics that run through the film - materials, economics, the commons movement, FabLabs, digital citizenship, urban planning and architecture.

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How could we redesign our economy from a digital perspective. How can we make our own materials, utilise digital tools and transform our lives with computational design?



The sharing economy gives every individual access to everything by creating a system whereby individuals rent or borrow goods rather than buy and own them. It forms a part of the larger systemic circular economy model. ⠀



What we produce and how we produce it is ripe for disruption in a context where emerging computational technologies like 3D printing empower people to design and manufacture their own goods and products using what is locally available. During this year's DIF, we explored the role of the individual beyond only purchasing decisions.

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Urban Planning

Cities are central to much of the world’s cutting-edge innovation, acting as hubs for designing and testing out new business models and technology at scale. What will it take to make tomorrow’s cities everything that we promise they’ll be today? And who, or even where, will lead that change?



Mainstream conceptions of economics focus on only two key actors - the market and the state. But increasingly leading thinkers are challenging this limited notion of the economy. What about the commons for example where value is created in public spaces and shared by society?



Most of the materials we use, we lose, the things we make are consistently under-utilised. However, a new mindset is emerging; one where we design our products in a way that asks 'what next'? The goods of today should be the resources of tomorrow.