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Speeches & Discussions

Material Innovation for a Circular Economy

September 9, 2020

ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin

All over the world, designers are striving to transform our economic system into a circular economy. They are looking for materials that can circulate in closed cycles and whose use has no negative impact on the environment. It is also about discovering new material resources and, for example, making natural residues from the agricultural and food industries usable for design and architecture. In the futre most innovations are expected especially in the biological cycle.

ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy Berlin, is organizing a program in autumn 2020 with the title "All Good (s): New Materials in Architecture, Design and Fashion for a Future Circular Economy". The German-Dutch program examines the role and application of innovative new materials in architecture, design and fashion. Hon.-Prof. Dr. Sascha Peters will present some of the latest material innovations for the circular economy of the future and take a look at some exciting research.




5:00 pm 

Meet & Greet, Aedes Cafe


6:00 pm

Welcome and Introduction

Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, BerlinValérie-Anne Houppermans, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berlin


6:15 pm 

10 x 10 Presentations


Sascha Peters, Director, HAUTE INNOVATION. Agentur für Material und Technologie, Berlin

Michelle Baggerman, Designer and Director, Bureau Baggerman, Eindhoven

Claudia Lüling, Professor for Architecture and Design, Frankfurt University of Applied Science


6:45 pm

Discussion moderated by Ilka Ruby, Ruby Press, Berlin


7:00 pm

10 x 10 Presentations


Menno Rubbens, Director and Project Developer, cepezedprojects, Delft

Christiane Sauer, Professor for Material and Design, Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin 

Bob Hendrikx, Biodesigner, Founder Loop, Researcher TU Delft & MIT Media Lab Boston 


7:30 pm

Discussion moderated by Ilka Ruby, Ruby Press, Berlin


7:45 pm 

10 x 10 Presentations


Regine Rapp, Co-Director, Art Laboratory Berlin

Thomas Auer, Professor, TU München and Managing Director, Transsolar KlimaEngineering, Stuttgart

Friederike von Wedel-Parlow, Professor and Director, Beneficial Design Institute, Berlin


8:15 pm

Discussion and Q & A with Audience moderated by Ilka Ruby, Ruby Press, Berlin


8:30 pm

Drinks & Snack



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