Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin
13 April 2018
On 13 April 2018, the symposium Green Design 7.0 takes place with an all-day event at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin on the theme of “Material Cycles”. The international symposium will highlight concepts and strategies about sustainability from the perspective of designers, technologists, and experts on topics such as the circular economy or ecological design systems. The focus will primarily be on innovative concepts and practical developments, with the aim of exploiting the social and economic potential behind the ideas.
The symposium is organised by the Greenlab environmental design initiative – the Laboratory for Sustainable Design Strategies – based at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule in Berlin. Greenlab’s aim is to link academic processes with practical research and industrial efforts to initiate and support sustainable, ethical products, services, and systems. This should help to inform anyone interested in existing offers while simultaneously making it possible to promote or critically evaluate existing concepts and strategies.
The symposium programme includes various lectures and workshops on the topic, including a talk by Aart van Bezooijen from the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle on the relationship between designer and material for an improved cycle in design. Ulrike Niesmann from EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung contributes to the topic “Cradle to Cradle in Practice” and the founder of Fab Textiles and Textile Academy, Anastasia Pistofidou, will discuss the design of an ecosystem of materials.
The symposium will be held in English; participation is free and open to the public.