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Elvin Karana keynote speaker at Research through Design Conference 2019

The fourth biennial Research through Design Conferencearrow (RTD 2019) will take place 19-22 March 2019 in Science Center, Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The theme of the conference is “Method & Critique – Frictions and Shifts in Research through Design”. Our professor of Biobased Art and Design, Elvin Karana, will give a keynote speech, The Art and Science of Materials, on Friday 22 March.

Check out the full programarrow or registerarrow for the conference.

‘The dynamic relationship between humans and living artefacts will continue to evolve reciprocally with mutual care.’

Elvin Karana is Research Professor of Biobased Art and Design at the Avans and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, leading the research group Materializing Futures at TU/Delft. 

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Research Group: Biobased Art and Design

The research group Biobased Art and Design capitalises on the role of artistic practice in unlocking the unique potentials of living organisms for everyday materials and communicating these to a broader public. In doing so, the group aims to instigate and accelerate our widespread understanding, further development and usage of such materials. The group’s research approach encourages tangible interactions with the living organisms, such as algae, fungi, plants and bacteria, to explore and understand their unique qualities and constraints through diverse technical and creative methods taking artists, designers and scientists as equal and active partners in the material creation.

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