Day: 09/06, 18 h Place: Auditorium. Disseny Hub Barcelona Organised by: Materfad With the collaboration of:ADI-FAD and the Het Nieuwe Instituut of Rotterdam With the support of: CCCB, the Catalan Waste Agency and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands
The scarcity of resources, our oil dependency and the waste problem shape an outlook that is leading designers, biologists, chemists and other professionals to pool their knowledge to foster a new model for a more responsible industry and market. In this context, the agri-foods industry, owing to its volume, represents a natural opportunity for developing new materials from the surplus, subproducts and waste derived from food production.
In «The Materials Farm» we will learn from designers and researchers from here and around the world about their experiences in the development of new materials from agriculture, food and biological processes.
Speakers: Achenyo Idachaba, entrepreneur and founder of MitiMeth (Ibadan, Nigeria); Chloé Rutzerveld, designer specialising in food design (Eindhoven, Netherlands); Clara Balmaña, product designer specialising in food (Barcelona, Spain); Mandy den Elzen, visual artist specialising in materials (Breda, Netherlands); Pere Llorach, product engineer and researcher at the ICTA (Barcelona, Spain); Raúl Laurí, product designer, creator of decafé (Alicante, Spain); Renée Boute, graphic and product designer (Utrecht, Netherlands); Stefano Parisi, product designer and researcher at the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy).