Wood as biocircular building material – How to Biodesign #11
Wood as material for constructing buildings is ancient and one of the major climate solutions. How can we grow wood to build our wooden skyscrapers that have grown in a nature-enhancing way without damaging communities or ecosystems? And how can wood construction contribute to combating climate change (by capturing CO2) and to the quality of the Dutch landscape? Join the conversation with experts from all over the world and learn how to biodesign with wood.
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? 16 March, 7:30 – 9:00 pm CET
✱ Where? ONLINE broadcasted from BlueCity Lab, Rotterdam
Entrance is €6,50, tickets can be purchased here.
Next up in the How to Biodesign series
#12 – Growing mycelium in and outside a bioreactor – 13 April 2021
#13 – Metabolism of the city – 11 May 2021
#15 – Living coatings for biomaterials – 6 July 2021
#16 – Vegan leather, local-for-local? – 31 August 2021
#17 – Polycultures for biodiversity – 14 September 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.