From13/04/2018 10:00h
To13/04/2018 18:30h

greenlab – Laboratory for Sustainable Design Strategies based at the weißensee academy of art berlin – will start this summer semester 2018 with a symposium on MATERIAL CYCLES.

The symposium addresses materials, systems and the circular economy with a focus on ecological green design and bio design. Talks from a wide range of international designers, technologists, researchers and practitioners will focus on innovative concepts, practical developments, and the social and economic potential of sustainable and ecologically sound production.

With the symposium, greenlab opens another semester of intensive research and work on the topic of sustainability. As in previous years, interdisciplinary semester projects will be offered across the design departments of weißensee art academy berlin.

The language of the symposium is English. Participation is free of charge.

Speakers* are:

Dr. Kat Austen (University of Leeds)
Dr. Flavia Barragan (topLab, Berlin)
Prof. Aart van Bezooijen (University of Art and Design Halle I Material Stories, Hamburg)
Johann Bödecker (Pentatonic GmbH)
Dr. Kirsten Brodde (Greenpeace Germany)
Prof. Dr. Alberto T. Estevez (Institute for Biodigital Architecture & Genetics, Barcelona)
Dr. Holger Fischer (Fiber and Material Development, Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. -FIBRE-)
Essi Johanna Glomb (Studio Blond & Bieber, Berlin)
Lilith Habisreutinger (weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, Berlin)
Jonathan Minchin (IAAC/Valldaura Labs, Barcelona | London)
Ulrike Niesmann (EPEA Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency)
Prof. Dr. Lucy Norris (weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, Berlin)
Dr. Arndt Pechstein (phi360 Innovation. Hasso-Plattner Institut, Berlin)
Anastasia Pistofidou (FabTextiles I Textile Academy, Barcelona)
Björn Schlingmann (Engineering Lead Miniwiz Europe GmbH)
Annette Schmid (Ronnenberg Creative Technology, Hamburg I London)
Frieder Söling (Office for Energy, Environment and Innovation – Berliner Stadtreinigung BSR)
Sophie Thomas (Thomas Matthews, London)
Lars Zimmermann (OSCEdays, Berlin)

*(in alphabetic order)