* Lecture programme is subject to change. All lectures are in English unless stated otherwise.
Morning programme: Today’s Materials for Tomorrow’s Products
On Tuesday 12 March, the visitor of MaterialDistrict Rotterdam can enjoy a sensational speaker programme with the theme ‘Today’s materials for tomorrow’s products’, in which renowned (inter)national architects, scientists, designers, and other experts share the latest innovations regarding materials.
Moderator: Anouk Groen
|11:00||Anouk Groen, RNA Design
Title: X-Industry CMF Design Inspiration for Products. A visual journey through the stories, films and mood-boards coving product CMF styling plus the characters and events which drive them.
Anouk’s lecture will looking at the crossover in design-styling focusing on Color Material and Finish from different industries such as automotive, consumer electronics, culture and entertainment, and how they influence and inspire future design and consumer motivation.
Anouk Groen, director of RNA Design, is the ambassador of the sector Products. She is a trend forecaster, specialised in colour, material and finish design (CMF). With degrees in Product Design (Art Center) and Marketing Management, she focuses not only on the forecasting of colour and design, but also on finding the source of the trend and telling the story that goes with it, and why it is important.
|11:30||Eva van Kempen
Title: Jewelry made of hospital waste
Eva van Kempen is an Amsterdam based goldsmith and jewellery artist. She studied at the vocational school ofgoldsmiths in Schoonhoven and Amsterdam. Her work evolved drastically when she was confronted with serious health issues.
|12:00||Satyendra Pakhalé, Satyendra Pakhalé Associates
Title lecture: Creating Meanings with Materials
Multifaceted designer Satyendra Pakhalé combines the never placated ideal of reaching masses, through true industrial production, in order to contribute to improve the lives of people, with a healthy drive towards the pleasure of making a mark on one’s time with products that are far from silent, never banal and always creating meaningful original designs.
Filip Roscam, Merck
Title: Lifestyle trends translated to automotive colours and materials
Filip Roscam is Design Director at Merck Group, a vibrant science and technology company.
|13:00||Jan Berbee, Krown Design
Title: Mycelium; growing material of the future
Jan Berbee is the owner of Krown Design, a manufacturer of beautiful products with agricultural waste and fungus.
Afternoon programme: Today’s Materials for Tomorrow’s Print & Sign
On Tuesday 12 March, the vistor of MaterialDistrict Rotterdam can enjoy a sensational speaker programme with the theme ‘Today’s materials for tomorrow’s print & sign’, in which renowned (inter)national architects, scientists, designers, and other experts share the latest innovations regarding materials.
Moderator: Annemarie Kleve
|14:15||Jutta Birkenhauer, GF Smith
Title: The World’s Favourite Colour Project
Jutta Birkenhauer is International Sales Manager at GF Smith, a company that offers paper products, special makes and highly bespoke services tailored specifically to the needs of the creative industries.
|14:45||Ariane van Mancius, New Now Next
Ariane van Mancius is the driving force behind Now New Next, the boutique innovation agency. With NowNewNext, Ariane focuses on food and packaging innovations across five wide ranging channels, each requiring their own individual approach: retail, airline, petrol, agriculture and food services.
|15:15||Gerben Harmsen, twnkls | augmented reality
Title: Adding value with Augmented Reality
Gerben Harmsen is the founder of twnkls | augmented reality. After a successful career (of 18 years) setting up internet companies and managing large online projects, he proceeded a new business opportunity in the combined areas Mobile, Real time 3D and Augmented Reality.
|15:45||Fabienne Bruyninckx, Bruyninckx Designers
Title: Human Colour Perception. The use of colour and material to optimize the well-being and the functioning of people in their environment
Fabienne Bruyninckx is a graphic and industrial designer and also a guest lecturer in several design academies. She has been in charge for more than 25 years of the graphic and industrial design office Bruyninckx Designers in Antwerp.
|16:15||Erik Winkler, Schitterend
Title: The value of craft: Gilding, silvering and glass artworks
Erik Winkler is owner of Schitterend, a studio that creates decorated glass artworks, in both classical and modern designs, all made with traditional techniques.
Morning programme: Dutch Center for Circular Textiles
Fashion and textile is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Until 2030 it’s expected that the production of clothing will increase with 60%, leading to a huge increase of local post consumer textile streams. Time is running out and we need to find sustainable innovative solutions. The companies Wieland Textiles, Salvation Army (ReShare), Loop.a life and Zaanstad | MRA, joined forces to set up the Dutch Centre for Circular Textiles. The objective of this initiative is to make the fashion and textile industry more sustainable by setting up a new production facility and innovation lab in Zaanstad | Metropole Region of Amsterdam.
Moderators: Ellen Mensink & Danielle Schouten
|11:00||Hans Bon, Wieland Textiles; Simon Smedinga, Salvation Army, ReShare; Els Lenting, Zaanstad; Ellen Mensink, Loop. a life|
|11:15||Simon Smedinga, Director Salvation Army (ReShare)|
|11:30||Irma Borgsteede, Stichting Fashion made in Holland; Monique Collignon, Pure; Suzan Jacobs, Former head of Design Steps; Ellen Mensink, Loop.a life|
|12:00||Els Lenting, Zaanstad; Hans Bon, Wieland Textiles
A presentation about the start of the DCCT with live video streaming to see a Dutch innovation on post consumer sorting in action: the Fibersort machine.
|12:30||Annemieke Koster, Director Enschede Textielstad; Tynke van den Heuvel, Director Studio Wae; Marten Boels, Program manager circularity MRA|
Afternoon programme: BlueCity Talks
BlueCity is an incubator for circular entrepreneurs in and around Rotterdam. At this moment the hub (situated in a deserted swimming pool) and dynamic community (of entrepreneurs, researchers, neighbours, the government and education) serve as a breeding ground for 16 innovative, circular companies linking their waste-streams. This way they create a much needed tangible and inspiring example for the circular economy, close the loops and build the city and economy of the future.
Moderator: Emma van der Leest
|14:00||Emma van der Leest, BlueCity lab
Title: Biofabricated materials: From the Lab to the High Street
Emma van der Leest is trained as product designer, but has great interest in the field of biofabrication. Biodesign is based on the principles of biofabrication, a field that emerged out of regenerative medicine technologies. She is also the founder of the BlueCity lab.
|14:30||Floris Schiferli, Superuse
Floris Schiferli is co-founder of Oogstkaart, a marketplace for professional upcyclers and part of Superuse Studios.
|15:00||Lisanne Addink, Coffee Based
Title: From Coffee Waste to Coffee Based
Lisanne Addink is owner of VerdraaidGoed, a company that thinks up solutions for reusing waste materials. Daughter company Coffee Based is a startup that develops various materials based on coffee grounds.
|15:30||Jelle Scharff, BlueRoof
Jelle Scharff is the founder of BlueRoof, a startup that aims to bring new value to waste materials from sewage treatment. They are currently developing a substrate material for green roofs.
|16:00||Odile Sips, Studio Ongerept
Title: (k)Not your typical shampoo
During their minor, Studio Ongerept created ‘(k)not your typical shampoo’, shampoo tabs which are made with harmless ingredients. These tabs contain resveratrol, an anti-oxidant extracted from the Japanese knotweed, that helps well for skin aging, hair loss, cancer and it boosts cardiovascular health. This rapidly-growing plant reduces plant biodiversity and can break through concrete on buildingfoundations or the sewer. Besides that, it’s really expensive and hard to get rid of the knotweed, and therefore it’s called ‘the green monster’.