Biodesign Here Now
Programme

19. - 21 September 2019

Opening Event

19th September
18:00 - 22:00

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19
September, 18:00
Welcome Drinks

First exhibition preview.
Meet the designers and start-ups.
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19
September, 18:30
Keynote: Suzanne Lee

Suzanne is a designer turned pioneer of biotechnology for consumer products and coined the term ‘Biocouture’. For the last 5 years Suzanne has been the Chief Creative Officer of Modern Meadow, a biofabrication startup in New York. In 2014 Suzanne founded ‘BIOFABRICATE’, an international summit fostering design, biology and technology.
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19
September, 19:30
Biodesign Fashion Show

The Bio Fashion show will introduce the latest bio-fabricated outfits by Piero D’Angelo and Aurélie Fontan and others in the form of a disruptive fashion show, a hybrid fashion presentation and catwalk.
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Exhibition and Symposium

20th + 21st September
10:00 - 19:00

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21
September, 14:00
Introduction to Open Cell

Building a critical-mass for biotechnology.

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Meany
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21
September, 14:30
Splitting Soil

Soil chromatography (Pfeiffer Chroma-Test), is an analytical, qualitative technique used to assess the quality and health of soil, biofertilizers and crops. In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to split soil into its individual components so that they can be analysed.

Speaker: Nancy Diniz, Program Director MA Biodesign Central Saint Martins UAL + Guests
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21
September, 15:00
A confluence of alternate realities and organic growth

A presentation of the research of combining beauty, digital technology and a syntrophic mixed culture of yeast and bacteria.

Speaker: Jonas Johansson and Linda Nurk
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21
September, 15:30
Kids-run social enterprise tackling food waste


Speaker: Bubble & Squeak
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21
September, 16:00
Biological Cyborg : Wearable Biotech and the Future of Human-Machine Symbiosis

The talk will speculate and explore the vision of bio-digital technology on the body through a series of research projects from MIT Media Lab and beyond.

Speaker: Pat Pataranutaporn, Abhinandan Jain, and Pattie Maes; Fluid Interfaces, MIT Media Lab
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21
September, 16:30
Resistance Runner

Antibiotic resistance bacteria have become a serious worldwide public health threat in recent years, and finding alternative approaches to decrease our liability is the only way forward into the Anthropocene epoch. The Resistance Runner is designed to help protect travelers from the growing threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Speaker: Lindsay Hanson
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21
September, 17:00
Sledge Report

A mobile solar powered DNA sequencing lab packed down into the back of a sledge. In April 2019 this sledge-lab was pulled across Europe’s largest ice cap by ski in search of the wildest microbes from the wildest places.

Speaker: Glen Gowers
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21
September, 17:30
Denimaize

Denimaize is a response to the dominance of the corn crop in the U.S. and the waste it generates, as well as the pollution in the denim industry. Denimaize is proposing a biological (albeit corny) alternative to the old way of denim processing.

Speaker: Alina Peng
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21
September, 18:00
Manufactured by Nature: Growing Generatively Designed Products

Mass production and assembly lines are yesterday’s manufacturing methods. They have exhausted Earth’s resources and limited the possibilities of design in terms of both form and material, prompting designers to search for new processes. A new generation of making includes biomimicry-inspired technologies such as 3D printing and parametric simulation, which have transformed the production paradigm.

Speaker: Mohammad Jawad
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