1. 23.1.2014, 20:00–23:00
      How Do You Do Biodesign

    2. Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Willem de Kooning Academy invite you to attend How Do You Do Biodesign, an evening for architects, urban designers, product designers, biologists, fashion designers, artists and digital makers and others who are curious what exactly biodesign can mean for the field of work and research. 

      Have you ever wondered what biodesign could mean for your immediate surroundings? Are you curious to find out what biohacking is? Or do you want to learn how to design with living material? In short, do you want to know how to put biodesign into practice? Then come to How Do You Biodesign on January 23    

    3. How Do You Do is a format for exchanging and sharing ideas, expertise and experience. Don’t expect any fancy PowerPoint presentations. Instead, you’ll hear honest stories about the making of, with lots of information about what works and what doesn’t. 

      18 sessions: The experts (bio's) at this Biodesign event are:

      Michael Hensel , architect, Oslo school of Architecture and Design
      Nadine Bongaerts
      , biologist and iniatiator Biotecture
      Anna Dumitriu, visual and performance artist
      Arne Hendriks, artist and researcher The Incredible Shrinking Man
      Mike Thompson, designer and future thinking, participant of the Biodesign exhibition
      Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, designer, participant of the Biodesign exhibition 
      Jessica de Boer, artist and researcher
      Ellen ter Gast, medical biologist and filosopher
      Liam Young, urbanist, futurist, and participant Biodesign exhbition
      Eric-Jan Pleijster, Landscape architecte, and one of the initiators of LOLA landscape architects
      Ferdinand Ludwig & Daniel Schoenle, BauBotanik
      Floris Schiferli, architect Superuse Studios
      Gertjan Streng & Ingrid van der Heijden, The Cloud Collectie
      Virgil Rerimassie, Rathenau Instituut

      The sessions are moderated by Ine Poppe (WdkA), Arjen Oosterman (Archis/VOLUME), Klaas Kuitenbrouwer and Marten Kuijpers (Het Nieuwe Instituut) and Iris Schutten (WdkA).  

      During How Do You Do Biodesign you can choose from a total of 18 sessions devoted to themes such as Biohacking, Design Fictions, Synthetic Biology, Living Material, Hybrid Eco-City and The City as Metabolism.

      Ticket: Buy your ticket for How Do You Do, it includes free access to the exhibition Biodesign, on the Cross-Pollination of Nature, Science and Creativity

      Title: How Do You Biodesign
      Venue: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam
      Date: 23/01/2014
      Time: 20.00—23.00, doors and Biodesign exhibition open at 19:00 hrs.
      Language: English and Dutch
      Admission: 7.50 euro, including visit to Biodesign exhibition / Students: 3 euro / Free entry for Friends of Het Nieuwe Instituut 
      Ticket: via Eventbrite

      How Do You Do Biodesign is co-produced by Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Willem de Kooning AcademyHow Do You Do Biodesign is made possible by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment as part of the 'Actieagenda architectuur en ruimtelijk ontwerp' (AAARO)
    4. Background How Do You Do Biodesign
      At present, little institutionalized knowledge about biodesign is shared with designers and architects. Awareness of the knowledge is confined to synthetic biologists and a few progressive individuals. What’s more, at the urban and neighbourhood levels, people still employ flawed biological metaphors rather than biological material itself or properly understood biological models. Experimentation does take place with biological materials in construction, but these are mainly isolated experiments, the results of which are seldom shared in a way that advances practice in a structural manner. What opportunities and possibilities would present themselves if that were to happen? What do designers need to learn about the subject? And what ethical questions does the subject raise?

      Previous How Do You Do events took place during STRP 2011 and Creative Mediadays 2012 in Ghent.

      Reading tips:
      www.biology-design.com, or order the book BioDesign here
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      How Do You Do Biodesign is een co-productie van de Willem De Kooning Academie en Het Nieuwe Instituut/1
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