SFERA 2020: BIOURBANISM is an international conference on building better cities using knowledge about the natural world around us.
SFERA 2020: BIOURBANISM is a conference in Tel Aviv that will bring together international innovators – urbanists, biologists, architects, programmers and designers, – to discuss how we can build better cities using knowledge about the natural world around us.
Not only is Tel Aviv an urban gem, but the inspiration for its unique design comes from nature. A biologist by education, Patrick Geddes was a revolutionary urban planner who incorporated ideas from natural sciences in Tel Aviv’s tree-laden boulevards, countless public gardens, and oh-so-human streets of eclectic, “jolie laide” urban life.
Join us on 23-24 April 2020 for a series of thought-provoking talks, discussions, workshops, city walks and more to explore ideas ranging from biomimicry and biophilic design to circular economy and neuro-architecture. We welcome experts, students, researchers, municipalities, and startups working towards more life-centered and sustainable cities.
- Marcos Cruz, director of Bio-Integrated Design at Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
- Michal Gath-Morad, chair of Cognitive Science at ETH Zurich
- Emma van der Leest, founder and creative director BlueCity Lab
- Itai Palti, director of the Centre for Conscious Design, founder of the Conscious Cities Movement
- Cleo Valentine, researcher at Open Systems Lab and the University of Oxford
- Sella Nevo, senior software engineer at Google
- Dalia Munenzon, Boston associate at One Architecture & Urbanism
- Yasmine Meroz, researcher at Tel Aviv University
- Stanislava Boskovic, visiting academic at Imperial College London
- Jessica Guy, project manager at Fab City Hub Barcelona
- Daniel Elkayam, art-designer
- Vanessa Rosenthal, co-director of Speculative Futures London
- Giuliana Mazzetta, co-director of Speculative Futures London
More details will be announced soon.
TitleSfera 2020: Biourbanism
FromSeptember 03, 2020 01:00 PM
UntilSeptember 30, 2020 08:00 PM
VenueSFERA INSTITUTE, Tel Aviv, Israel