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DDW Talks: Eco Pioneers

How can we use design, science, and technology to save the planet?

Nick Bookelaar

As the boundaries between design and science increasingly blur, find out how biology is being harnessed to create products, processes and environments in synergy with the natural world.

A different biodiversity based on design.

The influence of humans on the earth can hardly be underestimated. Think of climate change, deforestation, and the decline of biodiversity. We are heading for a sixth mass extinction, but it is not too late!

Can we imagine a form of biodiversity based on design? Can we use technology for a natural future? Together with moderator Ruben Baart (editor-in-chief of Next Nature Network) we explore how to design for a world where biodiversity is declining and where the boundaries between design and science syncretize.

• Koert van Mensvoort | Artist and philosopher
• Sophia Crespo | Generative artist
• Dougal Dixon | Geologist, paleontologist, educator, and author
• Sophie Falkeis | Multidisciplinary designer and DDW participant
• Cécilia Gross | Architect partner, director of VenhoevenCS, and DDW participant
• Max Latour | Experimental designer at Urban Reef, and DDW participant

Ruben Baart | Editor-in-chief Next Nature Network

09:30 | Doors open at Fifth, The Stage (NRE Terrein, Gasfabriek 5, Eindhoven)
10:00 | Start DDW Talks
13:00 | Start light lunch at Fifth
14:00 | End programme

Good to know:
- The DDW Talks include coffee and tea during the break and a light lunch
- The programme will be spoken in English
- Upon entry you need to show your 'Coronavirus Entry Pass'/'Coronatoegangsbewijs' + ID

About the partners

• Programme Partner: Next Nature Network
Next Nature Network is a network of makers, thinkers, educators and supporters. With members in 44 countries, they are the international network for anyone interested in the debate on our future – in which biology and technology are fusing.

• Media Partner: nomad
nomad is a magazine that promotes issues concerning quality of life, sustainability and society by curating the ideas of a growing global creative community. Inspired by the forward-thinking approaches of creative visionaries, eco-pioneers, artists, authors, architects, entrepreneurs and designers worldwide, nomad magazine seeks out new perspectives to shape our local and global life towards a valuable future. In this sense, we are all nomads.

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About DDW Talks & Routes

During DDW Talks we investigate the many facets of design through eight different themes:

Sun 17 Oct | DDW Talks: Future Cities
Mon 18 Oct | DDW Talks: Sustainable Products
Tue 19 Oct | DDW Talks: Connected Living
Wed 20 Oct | DDW Talks: Designing Society
Thu 21 Oct | DDW Talks: Contemporary Icons
Fri 22 Oct | DDW Talks: Adapted Realities
Sat 23 Oct | DDW Talks: Eco Pioneers
Sun 24 Oct | DDW Talks: Interactive Experiences

To all Talks a route through Eindhoven is connected too! Check it out:
Canal area, Fifth, NRE Terrein | Gasfabriek 5
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