UPDATE: This event has been postponed to December 03/04, 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Felix Heisel has been invited to moderate the panel discussion of the upcoming symposium grow.build.repeat, organized by the Professorship of Sustainable Construction at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
From the organizers:
The symposium grow.build.repeat. at the KIT Faculty of Architecture deals with one of the most urgent questions of our time: how can we drive forward a radical change of the existing construction industry while increasingly considering the breeding, cultivation, seeding, and harvesting of biological building materials and their system cycles? The symposium is the second in a series on the topic of sustainable construction. The first event (take.build.repeat. in autumn 2018) dealt mainly with mineral and metallic material cycles in the field of urban mining and its potential for sustainable construction. The second symposium, grow.build.repeat, now addresses the biological material cycle and presents future-oriented examples from construction practice and research. Representatives from science and industry, research, practitioners, decision-makers within our democratic society, as well as teachers and students will come together to discuss the future of construction in lectures and discussions and subsequently to actively participate in shaping it.
Full program and registration can be found here: KIT Sustainable Construction