Eisuke Tachikawa Olive A Website with Open Designs for Survival
Olive A Website with Open Designs for Survival is Golden Design Award winner in 2020 - 2021 Social Design Award Category.
Olive A Website with Open Designs for Survival

Olive is a wiki site that gathers and shares practical knowledge during a disaster. The project was named Olive, derived from the letter O (an emblem of the Japanese national flag) + Live (to live on). Ideas were quickly gathered with help from worldwide, on how to build necessities to survive in affected areas without the supplies. It achieved over one million page views within three weeks. It is still expanding today as a database of disaster countermeasures using collective intelligence.

Olive A Website with Open Designs for Survival
Eisuke Tachikawa Olive
Eisuke Tachikawa A Website with Open Designs for Survival
Eisuke Tachikawa design
Eisuke Tachikawa design
Eisuke Tachikawa

Eisuke Tachikawa is a design strategist, an Associate Professor at Keio University, and the founder of NOSIGNER. In implementing social context—to create a beautiful future with social design, and structure design knowledge—to clarify different ways of thinking and increase innovators, we have continued design from a social perspective to realize various design projects related to social issues. Tachikawa promotes "Evolution Thinking," a method that helps generate ideas and inventions by comparing innovation with the evolution of living things to foster game-changers.


NOSIGNER is a social design activist that drives social change towards a more hopeful future. The term NOSIGNER translates as professionals recognizing the "unseen", behind the form (NO-SIGN). The team think of design as a tool that enables people to form the best relations. Designers produce beautiful works, whereas NOSIGNER also brings out these "unseen" relations at the same time. The team look for clues within them that carry the possibilities for social change. The main goal is to design multidisciplinary strategies by seeking the highest quality within each design field such as architecture, product and graphic design. Throughout history, people have constantly evolved by creating. The design has become a powerful tool for those who desire change. NOSIGNER uses design as a gateway for those who hold the potential to change the future. This enables NOSIGNER team to explore possibilities of collaborations between like-minded people, it is able to explore the potentials for the future of humanity.