Datum en tijd

  • di, 31 augustus 2021
  • 19:30 ‑ 21:00

Publiek event





Vegan leather, local-for-local? – How to Biodesign #16

The product many biodesigners all over the world are working on is a replacement for animal leather. This conversation is about how choices are made in these new production chains. How local can these “leathers” be produced, what kind of resources do they need and what are the pittfalls to avoid? And when is a good time to go to market?

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.

Practical information

✱ When? 31 August, 7:30 – 9:00 pm CET

✱ Where? ONLINE broadcasted from BlueCity Lab, Rotterdam


Entrance is €6,50. Tickets will follow soon.

Next up in the How to Biodesign series

#17 – Polycultures for biodiversity – 14 September 2021

#18 –Fantastic Fungi, promises from the soil – 12 October 2021

#19 – Coral restoration as biodesign challenge – 16 November 2021

#20 – Harvesting solar energy with living materials – 7 December 2021

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.

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