— 16th JUNE 2018
This year marks the inaugural BIOTOPIA Fest at Munich's new natural history museum — BIOTOPIA at Nymphenburg Palace. The central theme of the event is "Hautnah — Stoff der Zukunft" ('Skin Close — Fabric of the Future') and looks at the future of biomaterials, the body and bio-fashion.
I have been commissioned to give a Polyphonic Futures workshop at "Hautnah" on the theme ""Collecture Futuring on Silk and Body Interfaces". This transdisciplinary workshop will take place with a diverse set of selected participants in one of the oldest parts of the Nymphenburg Palace — the Johannissaal in the "Johannis-Brunnturm".
The call for participation is now open, please see more information below.
The Call for Participation is currently open — please consider joining me and a transdisciplinary working group for half a day at BIOTOPIA "Hautnah".
View the documents for the full call:
▶ Download Workshop Polyphonic Futures, Call for Participation (deutsch)
▶ Download Workshop Polyphonic Futures, Call for Participation (english)
We invite participants (experts in their own field (m/f) – artists, designers, scientists, writers, technologists, academics, and activists, to join a half day-long workshop where they are introduced to ‘reverse engineered silk’, a biomaterial currently confined to laboratories. The workshop is free of charge, but places are limited. For securing a place we ask you to send a short bio and a few words about your motivation to participate (max. 200 words) to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for application is 8th June 2018!
ABOUT THE EVENT HOST
"BIOTOPIA takes a bold new approach to engaging people with some of the most critical issues of our time. Reinventing and expanding current Museum of Man and Nature at the spectacular site the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, Germany, BIOTOPIA will aim to explore, question and reconfigure the relationship between humans and other living species - using a groundbreaking new concept that will lead the classical natural history museum into the future."