The IKEA Foundation and its partner What Design Can Do invite you to a conversation about circularity and the role of design in solving some of the most pressing challenges of today: climate change and environmental degradation. What if designers hold a big part of the solution?
On Friday 17 October 2020, a festive online premiere will be organized for all designers, entrepreneurs, researchers and policymakers who have contributed to the realization of this unique research and storytelling installation.
The Green Facades Hackathon is a four-day process in which three green facades are realized around BlueCity in Rotterdam. Through a combination of knowledge sharing and experimentation, participants of the hackathon gain knowledge about how the prototype - green facades - work and what it takes to apply this in other places.
The possibilities of biobased construction are on the rise, but we are not there yet! Many materials are still under development or do not yet meet the requirements to be used as building materials. As a sustainable residential area, Moodumo wants to focus on circular & biobased materials.
What can we do with your poo? What are the possibilities for raw material from sewage? In this How to Biodesign meetup we dive into your poo and pee and discuss Kaumera as the next material for chemicals.
Cirkelstad Brabant was launched during the previous Dutch Design Week in 2019. We would like to look back with you on the developments of Cirkelstad Brabant in the past year. For example, a lot of progress has now been done on a learning network of circle cities with Communities of practice. The next step is to work on a new Brabant Circular Building Standard. Together with you, we determine the ambitions to get started with circular projects in Brabant cities. The Province of Noord-Brabant cordially invites you to think along with us.
The online meeting is made possible in part by the Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building and Cirkelstad Brabant.
The event is in Dutch
During Dutch Design Week , BlueCity and BlueCity Lab organize a Green Façade Hackathon together with spatial innovation collective Scape Agency for the Biobased and Circular Embassy. During this week, a multidisciplinary group of designers, biologists, architects, gardeners, artists, horticulturalists and entrepreneurs will be working us in this to experiment how we can design green into practice. Today we speak with Nienke Binnendijk, director of BlueCity Lab and one of the initiators about the results of Hackathon.
About BlueCity Lab
BlueCity Lab is a biocircular playground for pioneers located in the heart of BlueCity. We support the transition to a biocircular economy by making work and lab space available for a growing group of pioneers. Bioniers give examples of a regenerative economy within the planetary boundaries by doing and experimenting.
Where the pioneers of the circular economy gather in a former swimming pool. Since 2015, BlueCity has developed fitself rom an empty swimming pool to the hub of the circular economy in the city and the region. Anno 2020, BlueCity is a model city for the circular economy, where enterprising minds meet and develop concrete action perspectives; whether it concerns increasing your positive impact, living zero waste or developing a future-proof material.
Presentation of bio-based ecological materials by Halbe Vlietstra, senior advisor at Oldenboom. He explains the positive effects on Indoor Air Quality and shows how to apply it on the building site. Oldenboom is a supplier of building products. In their product range, they put a strong focus on bio-based, healthy and certified building materials.