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(Archive) From Flint to Footprint 3: Breaking

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 3: Breaking

The third and final salon looks at the breakdown economy and the challenges facing the world if sustainability goals are not achieved.
If we have reached an ecological breaking point, what might exist ahead of us within the fields of design, production and living? What new systems might we expect to emerge? How might a refocusing upon ideas of health and wellness influence our understanding of present attitudes towards sustainable and regenerative practice?

• Designers:
OvertredersW - radical changers of architecture and developers of new perspectives on building
• Maker:
Nico Schouten, team lead new environment at Metabolic - supporting governments, businesses, academia and NGOs to adapt to a fundamentally sustainable state
• User:
Toon Koehorst (Koehorst in ‘t Veld) – Producing books, exhibitions, concepts and research for museums, curator The Decay Economy’ in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
• Shaker:
Femke coops, Drift Rotterdam - research institute in the field of sustainability transitions


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.


Microlab Skybar - location outside

Microlab Skybar - location inside