Biobased, Circulaire Economie, Debat, Innovatie
How to Biodesign #2 – Bioluminescence as city lights – WEBINAR
How can we use Bioluminescence to light our city? And what does an octopus have to do with it? During this How to Biodesign meetup we discuss and share the endless possibilities of using (micro)organisms or parts of their DNA for lighting our cities.
How to Biodesign
The monthly meet-ups 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.
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 William Myers (curator, author, and teacher in Biodesign), 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.
COVID19 brings How to Biodesign meetups online
Since the COVID19 outbreak and national regulations, the upcoming How To Biodesign programs will all be online. Buy a ticket and get the link to the online platform in your mailbox. These monthly meet-ups facilitate interaction between bioneers who are already working and those who want to get started with biodesign and biofabrication, providing 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
TERESA VAN DONGEN – designer and biologist
Nature and science have always marveled Teresa, for that reason she chose to study biology after she finished her high school education. This is where she discovered that there are many secrets of nature that remain almost unknown and that great developments in the field of science very often don’t make it outside the doors of a laboratory. Next to her scientific education she had never given up on her creative hobbies like scenography (theater stage design), sketching and her interest for interior architecture. This combination of fascinations lead her to apply in 2010, after two years of exact studies, for the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Teresa is a.o. fascinated by light as a translation of energy, the transparency of glass and what it beholds and the physics of movement. She loves to think that it is great to understand the languages of physics, chemistry and biology but that the greater value lies in collaborations with people that can continue to surprise and inspire you with their knowledge.
ARTHUR KROON – microbiologist
As a research professional Arthur has experience in running photobioreactorsystems, algaefarms and evaluation of biotechnological experiments with a focus on algae, plants and microbial species. He pioneered with algae cultivation on commercial scale.
His goal is to participate in creative biotechnological research. He wants to discover, isolate and describe new microbial species and work on new biotechnology. Currently his main experience is within the field of fototrophic algae but he would like to expand to other types of bioreactors to broaden his experience.
SANDRA REY – founder of GLOWEE
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 April 2020, 19:30 – 21:30
Where? At the official Zoom account of BlueCity
Entrance is €6,50, tickets can be purchased here.
This programme is part of the How to Biodesign series. Check the full program here:
17 March – #1: From Algae to Bioplastics
7 April – #2: Bioluminescence as city lights
6 May – #3: Regenerative textiles for the greater good
2 June – #4: Futureproof packaging
7 July – #5: The next biobased building
4 August – #6: Vertical farming in an existing environment
1 September – #7: Genetic modification
6 October – #8: Sewage to raw materials
3 November – #9: Local energy
2 December – #10: Growing proteins
The meetups are made possible thanks to the support of the creative industries fund NL/Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
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 September, BlueCity Lab officially opens three wetlabs that are available for bioneers working on regenerative solutions.