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Square Theatre

Theme: Energy Transition

The major part of the economy, about 80%, still runs on fossil fuels. By burning coals, oil, and gas, CO2 is generated, which contributes to climate change. Additionally, fossil fuels are non-renewable; though there is a lot of debate about how much fossil fuel there is left exactly, relatively easily accessible reservoirs of oil and gas will most likely be gone in 50 years. Therefore, it is crucial to start using alternative, renewable energy sources, to counter climate change and to prevent an energy crisis.

Moderator: Leonne Cuppen

11:00 Renske van der Stoep, ROFFAA

Title: Floating Bricks

Renske graduated as an architect in 2004 at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design (RAvB). She started ROFFAA in September of 2018 after a career of twenty years at offices such as MVRDV, Inbo, Ector Hoogstad and KCAP Architects & Planners.

11:35 Studio PMS

Title: Beyond the boundaries of Digital Fashion

Studio PMS is a Utrecht fashion collective. The name refers to the medical condition known as premenstrual syndrome which is in line with their design philosophy. They strive to change the way we consume fashion by digitalising the design and production process.

12:10 Michiel Dekkers, i-did

Title: Scale down to scale up: design of textile recycling

After 6 years of successful entrepreneurship in 3D printing, Michiel joined i-did 7 years ago, the disruptive company that combines social entrepreneurship and textile recycling. In 2020 something special is going to be launched by i-did: a worldwide scalable concept (powered by IKEA).

12:45 Reinier Bosch, Studio Solarix

Title: Let’s make this energy transition a beautiful one

Reinier is one of the founders of Studio Solarix. he is an artist with a vision for urban planning, which the studio translates into products for the city of tomorrow.

13:15 Break
14:00 Panos Sakkas, Studio The New Raw

Title: Robotic printing for Recycled Plastic

Panos is founding partner of The New Raw: a Research & Design studio based in Rotterdam (NL). The New Raw works towards closing material cycles and strengthening local production, using an approach that is based on material research, digital design and fabrication. Since day one, The New Raw has focused on recycling plastic waste with the use of 3D printing.

14:35 Jólan van der Wiel & Benthem Crouwel architects

Title: Forces for architecture

Jólan van der Wiel leads a curious and collaborative design practice that conducts artistic experiments in multiple environments. His creative explorations result in original design tools, new materials and unique objects.

15:10 Joseph Klatt, Precious Plastic

Title: Growing a worldwide community to prove Plastic is Precious

Joseph is Precious Plastic’s official “Business Guy” and responsible for growing the network of micro-businesses around the world using their small scale recycling technology. His motto is “Where there’s a will, there is no waste”. He previously worked in Ohio’s Environmental Protect Agency and holds a Masters in Public Affairs from Indiana University.

15:45 Rik Maarsen, Rik Makes

Title: From Bio-degradable to Compostable

Rik Makes is a brand concentrated on compostable materials. Beautiful natural surfaces and materials are researched, designed and produced. These materials are nutritious for nature when discarded. Compostboard is RikMakes’ first example that shows the beautiful possibility of living with nature.

16:20 Simon Spier, Circular Design

Title: From waste tot (design) product

Simon Spier was born and raised in Amsterdam where he built a career in fashion, interior and furniture design. Aside from the many years he has been involved in architecture, building and design, Simon moved into the fashion industry in the nineties by launching his own fashion label. Through his close relationship with Aad Verboom, founder of the Formadri collection of rotomoulded products, he became inspired by the designer (lighting) products of Formadri.

Round Theatre

Cradle 2 Cradle Café

The way we use our materials today will define the world we inhabit in the future. Materials are reimagined with the help of emerging technologies and new collaborations in order to create a circular future together. How can we speed up the transition towards a circular economy while bringing about a more caring and truly sustainable society? What role does the Cradle to Cradle philosophy play?

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11:00 Peter Luscuere, TU Delft Faculty of Architecture

Title: What is the role for materials in a ‘Circular Economy’?

Peter Luscuere is Professor at Delft University of Technology and visiting Professor to Tianjin University in China. As director at Royal Haskoning he was responsible for the major part of the company’s work in Health Care as well as developing a company wide Cradle to Cradle inspired program on sustainability.

11:35 Christina Raab, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Title: Materials in a circular economy: how cradle to cradle principles are driving innovations

Dr. Christina Raab is a passionate sustainability leader at the interface of circularity, sustainable development and innovation. As Vice President, Strategy & Development she is responsible for the planning and implementation of growth, innovation and impact initiatives for the programmes and services of the Institute worldwide.

11:55 Reinder Bakker, Overtreders W

Titel: The Material Choreographer

Together with Hester van Dijk, Reinder Bakker is the founder of spatial design agency Overtreders W, which gained fame through a number of high-profile projects in which they made sustainability visible in an innovative way. One example is the People’s Pavilion, which they made together with SLA for the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

12:15 Panel discussion
13:30 Martijn Prins, DAAD architecten

Title: Biobased materials across the scales: a visual story from urban planning to architecture and the details

Martijn studied architecture and urban design at the TU Delft and graduated at the atelier EnvironMental design in 2003. Before the word biobased was introduced in Dutch construction, he already used naterial insulation materials and wood for façades and construction. Martijn currently works at DAAD architects. 


14:00 Eline Strijker, DoepelStrijkers

Title: The Dutch Windwheel as a service

Eline Strijkers is co-founder of the Rotterdam-based architectural firm DoepelStrijkers, which develops strategies on every scale to contribute to a sensible and sustainable future. This translates itself into a portfolio with interior, architectural and urban strategies that contribute to a circular and inclusive economy.

14:35 TBA
15:10 Daniel Depenbrock, KAW Architecten

Title: Het Wijkbedrijf om ‘mindere en/of achterstandswijken’ een boost de goede kant op te geven (NL)


15:45 Rosemarie Wuite, Searious Business

Title: Circular use of plastics

Rosemarie is Business Developer at Searious Business and as such, very involved in the successes the company made recently. For the last 8 + years she has been managing projects in the sustainability and development sector. She typically provides clients with essential knowledge about circular business models and cost-benefit analyses.

16:20 TBA