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(Archive) From Flint to Footprint 2: Unmaking

Conversations with Designers & Makers, Users & Shakers on designing and producing, living and facilitating life with a lower footprint.

This project was part of DDW 2022

Three early evening pop-up salons connect a research on human footprints by designer Ineke Hans and DEA alumni Ned Kaar, with Annemartine van Kesteren curator of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen's online expo 'The Decay Economy'.
Book a free ticket. 18.30: doors open, 19.00: salon, 20:00: pop-up bar.


How to 'make' a sustainable society, how to learn from the past and how to get grip on rationales such life cycle assessments and footprints calculations? Is that possible at all?
Based on the conviction that the current questions that require solutions in our society today can be solved through collaboration and mutual understanding, guests and audience from various parties are explicitly brought together and invited: Designers & Makers (producers) , Users & Shakers (policymakers & trailblazers).
In public conversations at three pop-up locations, changes in our ecological, social and economic footprints are discussed by various stakeholders in the current footprint debates who all play a role in shaping the upcoming transitions.
The conversations are moderated by Ned Kaar.

SALON 2: Unmaking

The second salon will focus on key terms within discussions around sustainability such as circularity and biomaterials. New materials present alternative means of making without the use of fossil fuels, however the reality of a world made up of circular and bio-based materials still has some way to go.
What is the role of collaboration in achieving sustainability goals and what are the challenges in moving toward a circular economy? How are certifications and standards impacting the practice of designers and makers? How might users see the forest for the trees and how can policymakers support this process?

• Designer:
Klarenbeek & Dros - researchers into eco-tech materials algae and mycelium, founders of, work with Atelier Luma
• Maker:
Petra Janssen – founder Social Label: socio economic opportunities for disadvantaged persons in the ‘working world’
• User:
Ad Vlems - chairman Ecodorp Boekel
• Shaker:
Anke Verhagen - Business Developer Real Estate Finance at Rabobank, focussed on energy transition and making real estate sustainable and circular


Annemartine van Kesteren
is curator of the exhibition The Decay Economy in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in 2020. The presentation about a fossilfree economy took place entirely online due to the corona pandemic!

Ineke Hans
organized the London Salons in 2015-17, exploring 'The Future of Furniture design & the changing position of the designer'. She worked with recycled materials and low-waste production over 25 years. In 2021 REX, the first Dutch deposit chair was launched, up for the Dutch Design Awards, Dezeen Awards and Bundespreis Ecodesign 2022.

Ned Kaar
is MA alumni Contextual Design of Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) 2021 and producer of the Intergenerational Graduation Show in Milan in 2022, celebrating 75 years of DAE. As part of this, he conducted interviews and research into the network of the DAE. In 2020 he was moderator for 'The Arena', DAE’s platform for design dialogues.


Rabobank at area51 - location outside