From 16-24 February it is time for the Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) bringing together the brains and business of the creative industry. Besides bringing together a lot of people and drinks, the goal of this event is to create more awareness for the social, cultural and economic impact of design in today’s world.
For a closer look at the future of materials and design, we recommend visiting the central “mcbw momente” exhibition from 21-24 February which is organized by bayern design. 1000 square meters at the Alte Kongresshalle will be filled with exhibitions, lectures, discussions and workshops around three future focused themes called “social and cultural needs”, “inspired by technology” and “sustain your brand”.
February 24, Aart van Bezooyen (hey!) and Paula Raché will be on location to officially present the new book titled “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Two Designers Exploring Sustainability Worldwide” – no fees and everyone is invited! You can read more about the lecture at the MCBW program or Facebook.
Official Book Launch
- Date: Sunday, 24.02.2013
- Lecture: 12h00 – 12h45
- Location: Alte Kongresshalle (Theresienhöhe 15)
For more events and information see www.mcbw.de or download the full program here (pdf).
(Hasselt, December 2010)
Last December, the Design Platform Limburg invited Aart van Bezooyen to conclude their great A-Z Lezingen lecture series for 2010. After some 600 kilometers of snowy landscape Aart arrived in Belgium at the Z33 venue for his lecture titled Aging focused on the use of time in design and materials selection (more materials lecture photos after the jump).
Unlike history, in 2011 we will put our focus on future of our planet. Material Stories is doing this with the following two projects.
Firstly, a special show titled Materials Café at this year’s Hannover Messe (from 4-8 April 2011) will bring together the latest materials developments and the people behind the scenes who made this all happen. All of this in an enjoyable setting bringing together great stuff with great coffee.
Secondly, if we talk about future we should talk about sustainability. Currently, Material Stories is planning a worldwide journey focused on sustainability in materials and design (Read: skills of people, materials of places and the lifetime of products). Stay tuned!
For now, best wishes from Hamburg – more writings soon!
Tel-Aviv-Yafo is not only the place to be for beach tourists in Israel, it is also the venue of this year’s CASA Matter, a special conference on materials and technologies.
The conference takes place on 19.10.2010 during this year’s CASA 10 fair and is organized by Mrs. Efrat Friedland, founder an director of Israel’s materials library iMatter. Together with materials experts Chris Lefteri, Dr. Isa Hofmann and Nina Saller, I welcome the invitation to lecture about materials (watch the video above for a first impression).
My lecture “RETHINK, RE-EDUCATE, RECYCLE” focuses on how we can use materials to do things differently in order to realize a more human, intelligent and sustainable future. You can download the invitation here (in Hebrew).