The Open Materials symposium displays the outcomes of a day of hands-on workshops – of disassembling electronic waste to discuss lifecycles of electro-active materials, cooking crystals to rethink devices, and debating the informal maker communities that form around environmental sustainability based on a case study of Accra.
Moreover – four invited speakers will present practice-based and ethnographic explorations of ‘prototyping environmental sustainability’ based on approaches of community science, citizen science, biohacking and critical maker culture.
Date/TimeDecember 4, 201917.30-20.00
17:30 WelcomeMichelle Christensen and Florian Conradi
17:40 Parcour – Workshop RésumésThe Disassembly Line / Lilo ViehwegCrystal Urgency / Lisa HoffmannCollaborating for Impact / Gameli Adzaho
Open Science Communities & Sustainability – Experiences from Accra to BerlinGameli Adzaho /Global Lab / Africa Open Science and Hardware
Prototyping Resilience in BrandenburgMerle Ibach /Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Basel
Extinction of a ParadiseMonik Danuwidjaja /Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau
BioLabAlessandro Volpato /Biolab, Top e.V., Berlin
The Open Materials Symposium is organized by the research group Production Possibilities of the Maker Culture at Weizenbaum Institute, Berlin.