Speaker Lineup Announced: ‘Material Health: Design Frontiers Symposium’
Who designs the future?
Who shapes it?
Who teaches it?
With less than two weeks to go until Material Health: Design Frontiers in the Built Environment, we are excited to share the lineup of speakers and sessions.
Educators, designers, scientists, doctors, architects, curators, contractors, artists, and material innovators will come together to examine critical topics of Material Health in this era of climate crisis. Together, exceptional perspectives will identify viable alternatives for the next generation of architects and designers to advance to a healthier future.
Thursday, November 14th, 6pm
Winona LaDuke, Environmentalist and Political Activist
Friday, November 15th, 9am-6pm
Air and Toxicity
Laura Vanderberg, Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences Department of Environmental Science
Aaron Dorf, Director and Senior Architect, Snøhetta
Ginger Krieg Dosier, Co-Founder and CEO, BioMASON
Moderator: Jonsara Ruth, Design Director, Healthy Materials Lab
Andrea Lipps, Associate Curator of Contemporary Design, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum
Charlotte McCurdy, Global Security Fellow & Interdisciplinary Designer
Julia Lohmann, Professor of Contemporary Design, Aalto University & Founder, Department of Seaweed e.V.
Moderator: John Bruce, Director MFA Transdisciplinary Design and Assistant Professor Design Strategies, Parsons School of Design
Maida Galvez, MD, Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine, Public Health and Pediatrics- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Samantha Josaphat, Architect and Founder, Studio 397 Architecture
Ana Baptista, Chair of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Program, The New School
Moderator: Alison Mears, Director, Healthy Materials Lab
Waste and Circular Economies
Kate Daly, Executive Director Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners
Lasse Lind, Architect, Partner, Head of Consulting, GXN
Seetal Solanki, Founder and Director, Ma-tt-er
Moderator: Jen Van Der Meer, Assistant Professor, Strategic Design & Management, Parsons School of Design
Ecosystems: From Fossil Fuels to Renewables, via Transparency
Franca Trubiano, Associate Professor in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
Martha Lewis, Senior Architect & Head of Materials, Henning Larsen Architects A/S
Anthony Neron, Founder of DuChanvre, and Plasterer
Moderator: Amanda Kaminsky, Founder, Building Product Ecosystems LLCFuturing Materials
Pirjo Kääriäinen, Professor of Practice, Design Driven Fibre Innovation, Aalto University and Co-Founder, CHEMARTS
Tapani Vuorinen, Professor of Forest Products Chemistry, Vice Dean (Education), School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University and and Co-Founder, CHEMARTS
More information and speaker bios can be found here.
Material Health: Design Frontiers in the Built Environment
November 14 – 15, 2019
The Auditorium at The New School
66 W 12th Street, New York City
Healthy Materials Lab
2 W 13th St.New York, NY 10011