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THEME 1. Pathfinders for the Sustainable Future: Nature-based design thinking, research and problem-solving – from Biomimesis to Biodesign, Biophilia and more.
13:00–13:30 Opening words by Tommi Lindh, CEO Alvar Aalto Foundation and by Timo Koivisto, Mayor of the City of Jyväskylä. An introduction to topical biobased design research approaches follows. Moderator Anniina Koivu, design writer, curator, Professor (ECAL, Lausanne).
13:30–14:00 Curator, writer and Founding Director, Museum of 21st Century Design (M21D) William Myers on BIODESIGN and BIOART (NL)
14:00–14:30 Architect and expert of regenerative design and biomimicry Michael Pawlyn, Exploration Architecture (UK) on ”Deeper principles of BIOMIMICRY in the built environment”. (V)
Illustration: Biomimetic Office Building by Exploration Architecture
14:30–15:30 Coffee break
Moderator Hanna Laikola, Brand Manager, Design Helsinki, Media 10, UK.
15:30–16:00 Designer Simone Farresin, Studio Formafantasma (IT/NL) Cambio (V)
Photo: Seeing the wood for the trees, by Formafantasma, Cambio.
16:00–16:45 Discussion: Well-being by the Nature – From the groundbreaking Paimio Sanatorium to current BIOPHILIC design interpretations. Architect Henna Helander, President of the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA and Director of the Paimio Foundation, Interior Architect Anna Tiula of Helsinki Interiors and Editor-in-chief Kari-Otso Nevaluoma, Avotakka magazine with Hanna Laikola, Brand Manager, Design Helsinki, Media 10, UK.
16:45 Day 1: Closing words
17:00–19:00 Get-together at the lobby of the University of Jyväskylä. Opening speech by Janne Kotiaho, Professor of Ecology at Jyväskylä University and Director of the School of Resource Wisdom and Chair of the Finnish Nature panel.
Photo: Paimio Sanatorium by Henna Helander
THEME 2. ”Smart Components of Tomorrow: Bio-based materials and innovations”.
09:45 Bio-materials and research. Natural design forces harnessed against the exploitation of nature. Short introduction to the themes of the day by the moderator, Anniina Koivu, design writer, curator, Professor (ECAL, Lausanne).
10:00-10:30 Designer Sofia Pia Belenky, Space Caviar (IT): Non-Extractive Architecture – Space Caviar. Including audience discussion.
10:30–11:00 Daniel Grushkin CEO, Biodesign Challenge on Bio-Based Future.
11:00–11:45 Towards a Biomaterialized Future
Professor Pirjo Kääriäinen, Design and Materialities, Aalto University on ChemArts and material research.
Designer Irene Purasachit, Aalto University: Flower Matters, Flowers matter.
Photo: Flaux, Colour-Scheme Landscape by Irene Purachachit
Designer Manuel Arias Barrantes, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland on Design & Biotech: Growing materials for the fashion industry from fungal mycelium.
Thesis 4 by Manuel Aries Barrantes, Photo Tiina Palm.
11:45-12:00 Jenni Lemettinen, Environmental Specialist, City of Jyväskylä (FI)
Laura Huovinen and Tiina Hirvanen, Designers, 2Loops, Jyväskylä (FI):
The City of Jyväskylä is testing citizens’ ideas on the Circular Economy and 2Loops brings along the design thinking.
13:30–16.15 THEME 3. ”Intelligent Solutions for Today: Innovative sustainable production for the circular economy”. Moderator Hanna Laikola, designer, Brand Manager, Design Helsinki (Media 10).
13:30-13:45 Outi Suomi, Head of Bio and Circular Finland program, Business Finland (FI):
Finnish Bio and Circular solutions for global challenges.
13:45–14:00 Katariina Kemppainen, VP, Group R&D Metsä Group/Metsä Spring (FI): ExpandFibre-ecosystem accelerates the development of sustainable bioproducts. (V)
14:00-14:30 Coffee Break
14:30-14:45 Laura Sinisalo, CXO, Partner, Solar Food Ltd (FI):
Solar Foods – food out of thin air. (V)
14:45-15:00 Suvi Haimi, CEO Sulapac Ltd (FI):
Sulapac – a sustainable plastic alternative (V)
15:00-15:15 Lotta Kopra, Chief Product Officer, Spinnova Ltd (FI):
Spinnova – the climate-positive textile fibre
15:15-15:30 Jenni Kiventerä, R&D Manager, Betolar Ltd (FI):
Betolar solutions for sustainable living environments (V)
15:30-15:45 Kati Suomi, VP Sales Partnerships and Eeva Niemelä, Customer Experience & Service Design, Naava Group Ltd (FI): Naava – Innovative and impactful solutions for healthier and human-friendlier indoor environments
15:45-16.15 Closing discussion
Event place: live-presentations broadcast from the Main Building of the University of Jyväskylä, Seminaarinkatu 15, Jyväskylä.
(V) virtual recording
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