Next State
Next State™: A 21st century free zone in an age of technological revolution & climate change

Next State was a research and speculative design project to outline the strategic case for economic free zones in the context of a fourth industrial revolution, tackling the three areas of digital sovereignty, networked supply chains and collaborative working practices.

Whereas in the past, free zones have been focused on regulatory exemption and reduced tariffs, we flipped this model and explored the future technology stack that companies and governments might need to develop high value, humane economies. We designed this with a mindset for an innovation testbed for digital regulation, programmable enterprises and open digital infrastructure.