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On the molecular level
Youyang Song

Youyang Song, Master-Studentin der weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, Fachgebiet Textil- und Flächen-Design, hat den Materialica Award für nachhaltige Technologien 2018 der Münchner Fachmesse »eMove 360°« erhalten. Ihre Semesterarbeit »Cooking New Materials«, ein von der Molekularküche inspiriertes Verfahren zur Gewinnung von flexiblen, Leder ähnlichen Flächen aus biologischen Abfällen, wurde in der Kategorie »Student« ausgezeichnet. Bananen- und Orangenschalen oder Sojamilchreste werden mit einem natürlichen Binder als Matrix verbunden. Das entstehende zu 100% biologisch abbaubare Kompositmaterial la?sst sich nach dem Gebrauch durch Kochen wiederverwenden und eröffnet darüber hinaus neuartige gestalterische Möglichkeiten. Die Arbeit ist im Rahmen des fachübergreifenden Projekts »Material Cycles« des »greenlab – Labor für nachhaltige Designstrategien« der Kunsthochschule entstanden.

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:05

Our local nettle

Our local nettle
Tau Pibernat

 

Our Local Nettle is a collection of recipes and experiments dedicated to the various uses of the stinging nettle. For many just a weed, but in reality this super plant offers multiple nutritional and medicinal properties, in addition to its legendary qualities as a local cellulose fiber for the production of textiles. As an open lab for interaction, Our Local Nettle reinterprets the image of this urban plant, and motivates people to integrate nettles as a local resource in everyday life. Throughout the project, food recipes and design practices were tested. From “nettleade”, to nettle paper, extraction of fibers and yarn plying, nettle cordage, printing paste and nettle ink. Any material rests can be turned into a nutritious garden fertilizer. (Process stages and results can be observed at the final piece.)


Our Local Nettle ist eine Sammlung von Rezepten und Experimenten, die sich den zahllosen Einsatzmöglichkeiten der Brennessel widmet. Für viele nur ein Unkraut, in Wirklichkeit aber bietet diese Superpflanze vielfache Nährwerte und Heilkräfte, neben ihren legendären Qualitäten als regionale Zellulosefaser für die Herstellung von Textilien. Als offenes, interaktives Labor interpretiert Our Local Nettle das Bild dieser urbanen Pflanze neu und motiviert die Menschen, Brennnesseln als lokale Ressource in den Alltag zu integrieren. Während des Projekts wurden Lebensmittelrezepte und Designpraktiken getestet. Von “Nesselade” bis zum Brennnesselpapier, Extraktion von Fasern und Spinnen zu Garn, Brennnesselschnur, Druckpaste und Brennnessel-Tinte. Materialreste können in einen nahrhaften Gartendünger verwandelt werden. (Die Prozessschritte und Ergebnisse können an der fertigen Arbeit in Augenschein genommen werden.)

 

 

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Symposium Green Design 7.0

Material Cycles

The international symposium will highlight the various concepts, strategies and practices regarding sustainability issues from the perspective of designers, technologists and practitioners working in the area of ecological design systems and circular economy. The focus will be on innovative concepts, practical developments, and social and economic potential of sustainable and ecologically sound production, the role of design and the designer within this context, as well as the impact of these practices on our everyday lives.

The symposium is organised by the environmental design initiative greenlab  - Laboratory for Sustainable Design Strategies based at the weissensee kunsthochschule berlin. It connects higher education, practice-led design research and industry to support, inspire and create innovative approaches to the development of sustainable and ethical products, services and systems. Workshops and individual design projects supported by greenlab will take place throughout the summer semester. Through research and collaboration, this practice-led design research initiative aims to critically analyse, and give a material form to, concepts that balance ecology, society and culture by employing design methods and strategies. 

 

The language of the symposium is English.

Participation is free of charge.

Please register at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-design-70-symposium-material-cycles-tickets-43848717695

greenlab - Laboratory for Sustainable Design Strategies

weißensee kunsthochschule berlin

Bühringstr. 20, 13086 Berlin

April 13th, 2018

10.00 am - 6.30 pm 

 

Programme:

10.00: Opening Address 

greenlab, weißensee kunsthochschule berlin 

 

10.10: Shaping Futures: Material Flows and Human Economies

Prof. Dr. Lucy Norris, weißensee kunsthochschule berlin

 

10.25:  A New Relationship Between Designers and Materials for More Circular Design

Prof. Aart van Bezooijen, Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design Halle;

Founder of Material Stories, Hamburg

 

10.50: Waste is a Design Flaw. Investigating the Role of Design in the Circular Economy

Sophie Thomas, Thomas Matthews. Founder of The Great Recovery Project, RSA, London

 

11.15: Fashion at the Crossroads: Successes and Future Challenges of Greenpeace‘s Detox Campaign

Dr. Kirsten Brodde, Greenpeace Germany

 

11.35: Coffee / Tea

 

11.55: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Impact

Dr. Kat Austen, Cultural Fellow in Art and Science, Cultural Institute,

University of Leeds, Leeds / Berlin

 

12.20: Innovation Management and Circularity at BSR

Frieder Söling, BSR, Vorstandsbüro Energie, Umwelt, Innovationen, Berliner Stadtreinigung

 

12.45: Engineering Circularity - Circular Economy by Design     

Björn Schlingmann, Engineering Lead, Miniwiz Europe GmbH & Johann Bödecker CEO  Pentatonic GmbH

 

13.10: Cradle to Cradle in Practice

Ulrike Niesmann, Senior Project Manager, EPEA Internationale Umweltforsschung

 

13.35: relab - an Experimental Case Study to Create a Circular Material Flow at weissensee kunsthochschule berlin

Lilith Habisreutinger, Product Design student, weißensee kunsthochschule berlin 

 

13.45: Lunch Break 

 

14.45: Biomimicry: What Nature Can Teach us About Circularity, Value and Innovation

Dr. Arndt Pechstein, phi360 innovation / Hasso-Plattner Institute, Berlin

 

15.10: Biodesign - Rethinking the Way We Make Things 

Dr. Flavia Barragan, Chemist & Bioscientist, topLab, Berlin

 

15.35: Genetic Architectures and Biological Urban Lighting

Prof. Dr. Alberto T. Estevez, Director, Institute For Biodigital Architecture & Genetics, 

ESARQ School of Architecture, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona

 

16.00: Living Colors - Redefining Color Through Materials Research

Essi Johanna Glomb, Designer & Researcher, Studio Blond & Bieber / weißensee kunsthochschule berlin

 

16.20: Natural Fibre-reinforced Bioplastics: a Step Towards Sustainable

Construction Materials

Dr. Holger Fischer, Faser- und Materialentwicklung, Faserinstitut Bremen e.V.

 

16.40 Coffee / Tea

 

17.00: Open Source & Circularity – Why is it the Perfect Match and How to Make it Work

Lars Zimmermann, Artist & Economist, OSCE days, Berlin

 

17.25: Designing Material Ecosystems 

Anastasia Pistofidou, Founder FabTextiles and Textile Academy, Barcelona

 

17.45: Ecological Interactions and Modes of Industry

Jonathan Minchin, Project Manager IAAC/Valldaura Labs, Barcelona / London

 

18.10: DRYVER - A Mobile Cloud Service

Annette Schmid, Ronnenberg Creative ,Technology, Hamburg / London

 

18.20: Conclusion

 

greenlab thanks its partners and sponsors for supporting this symposium:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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