Datum en tijd

  • di, 08 februari 2022
  • 19:30 ‑ 21:00

Publiek event




Externe partners


How to Biodesign #21: Permaculture, a design method

Permaculture is an approach to land management and settlement design that adopts arrangements observed in flourishing natural ecosystems. How does the context of the land, ecosystems, politics and availability of resources determine the work of permaculture experts? And what role can biodesign play?

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) and various other hosts 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.

Practical information

✱ When? 8 February, 7:30 – 9:00 pm CET

✱ Where? ONLINE, broadcasted from BlueCity Lab, Rotterdam


Tickets are €8,50, tickets can be purchased here.

Next up in the How to Biodesign series

HtB #22: Insulation solutions from nature | 15 March 2022

HtB #23: Making tree free paper | 12 April 2022

HtB #24: Using invasive species as a resource? | 10 May 2022

HtB #25: Open source biolab equipment & recipes | 14 June 2022

HtB #26: Bio Binders en coatings | 30 August 2022

HtB #27: Natural cosmetics | 20 September 2022

HtB #28: Yeast, circular micro-factories | 11 October 2022

HtB #29: Break down fibers with enzymes | 15 November 2022

HtB #30: Harvesting local energy | 13 December 2022

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.

Week van de Circulaire Economie

Deze How to Biodesign meet up is onderdeel van onze programmering tijdens de Week van de Circulaire Economie. Van maandag 7 t/m zaterdag 12 februari 2022 organiseren hubs door heel het land evenementen over de circulaire economie. Het doel? Laten zien hoe circulair ondernemen in de praktijk werkt, zodat bezoekers daarvan kunnen leren. Benieuwd naar wat er nog meer te beleven valt in BlueCity tijdens de Week van de Circulaire Economie, check onze agenda.

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