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DDW Talks: Bio Design

A happy marriage between biology and technology

Wed 23 oct at FIFTH | NRE | Downtown

The Bio Design Talk gets you up to speed on the rapidly-developing field of Bio Design. Discover the difference between designing with nature and designing new nature.

The Bio Design Talk gets you up to speed on the rapidly developing field of Bio Design. Bio Design crosses the border between the ‘made’ and the ‘born’. Enabling living organisms as essential design elements, it brings us products that adapt, grow, sense and repair themselves. Industrial and mechanical systems are replaced with biological processes. Bio design overtakes imitation and biomimicry, completely dissolving the boundaries between organisms and objects. A happy marriage between biology and technology.
The Bio Design Talks is established and curated by Next Nature Network. The day will be moderated by Ruben Baart, editor in chief of Next Nature Network.

All DDW Talks are English spoken.

William Myers

Author Bio Design: Nature + Science + Creativity

Jalila Essaïdi

Founder BioArt Laboratories and DDW19 Ambassador

Teresa van Dongen

Independent Designer

Emma van der Leest

Independent Designer

Prof. Pirjo Kääriänen

Founder CHEMARTS, Aalto University

Moderator: Ruben Baart (NNN)

Editor in chief Next Nature Network
Ruben Baart, editor in chief at Next Nature Network, will be the moderator of the day.

DDW Talks

For the first time this year, Dutch Design Week has curated the DDW Talks programme with different partners. Based on the seven themes we investigate the many facets of design. Together with key figures from the field of design and beyond, we explore a diversity of design disciplines, discussing current affairs, reflecting on the past and casting our minds into the future.