Harvesting solar energy with living materials – How to Biodesign #20
To provide a building such as BlueCity with energy from its own environment, a combination of harvesting methods is required. When focussing on solar energy, we can list the possibilities from nature. How do bioneers use these possibilities in their designs and how to tackle challenges like durability and storage when using living materials to harvest solar energy?
How to Biodesign series
Climate crisis asks for regenerative design. With the meetup series How to Biodesign, BlueCity Lab provides a platform for and by bioneers (pioneers in biodesign). Together with Emma van der Leest (founder of BlueCity Lab, biodesigner and writer of the book Form Follows Organism) we explore the opportunities from a systemic approach to raw material flows, making smart use of the latest knowledge and expertise about circular design, but also from biotechnology and biochemistry.
The monthly meetups facilitate interaction between bioneers who are already working and those who want to get started with biodesign and biofabrication, provide a platform for sharing stories and experiences and actively share knowledge, know-how and insights from the meetups to a broader audience.
This month’s speakers
To be announced
What to expect
✱ An interactive meetup where we share inspiration, knowledge and know-how on a monthly theme
✱ A small group of people/bioneers: every guest has the possibility to contribute
✱ A chance to dig into the expertise of fellow bioneers.
✱ When? 7 December, 7:30 – 9:00 pm CET
✱ Where? ONLINE broadcasted from BlueCity Lab, Rotterdam
Entrance is €6,50. Tickets are available here.
About BlueCity Lab
With our focus shifting towards a circular economy, it is time to explore the endless possibilities of regenerative design. At BlueCity Lab, we believe that true circularity starts with regenerative design: designs that lead to a vibrant, biodiverse city in which ecological, social and economic values work together in a positive way. The former swimming pool Tropicana is a circular exemplary city in which entrepreneurs use residual flows from the city to create new products and services. In November 2020, BlueCity Lab opened the first circular built biolabs in the world for working with fungi, bacteria and biochemicals. The spaces are available for bioneers working on regenerative solutions.
Word of thanks
The How to Biodesign meetups are made possible with the support of the creative industries fund NL/Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.