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Lecture programme Thursday 9 March

Programme Wed 8 March
programme Thu 9 March
programme Fri 10 March

The lectures are in English, unless otherwise indicated. The lecture programme is subject to change.

Theater 1

Theater 2

INnovation in Architecture part 1

In this programme, experts from the world of architecture will speak about the latest trends and developments in their field, offering you insights into the ways in which architecture continues to innovate and evolve.

Moderator: Christine Jetten

Time to Recycle

Designers and experts talk about the latest developments in the field of recycled materials and the innovative and surprising possibilities of these materials in various applications.

Moderator: Leonne Cuppen

10:45 – 11:15

Maria Gasparian, Maria Gasparian Studio
Strength, Utility and Beauty: decorative ceramics in architecture

Maria Gasparian is an award-winning ceramic artist, architect and researcher based in London. Gasparian won the Unilever Sustainability Award for innovation in 2016 and was awarded Winston Churchill Fellowship to research global applications of architectural ceramics. Gasparian is the founder of Maria Gasparian Studio, a multidisciplinary practice that combines art, architecture and design. The aim of the practice is to create multisensory experiences through tactile and colourful ceramic interventions and to contribute to a sustainable, socially inclusive and engaging environment.

11:00 – 11:30

Eric Leltz, Sparkling Plastic
Verander het systeem (niet het klimaat) (NL)

Eric Leltz is the of author ‘Organisaties in transitie’, the owner of soulsound.nl, and chairman SparklingPlastic.nl.

11:20 – 11:50

Raquel Rodríguez Puebla, Artisan Stucco
Architectural skin. The importance of facades as archetypical identity communication vehicle.

Designer and Applicator of Hand Crafted Historical Plasters and Sgraffito Murals Trained at the School of Applied Arts, and Building School for Restoration of Monuments in Granada, Spain, with 20 years of experience, Raquel has combined the application of her knowledge in monuments and contemporary architectural projects, with the investigation of Sgraffito technique. A sophisticated plaster form, that integrates craftsmanship and artistic expression, implementing successfully innovative plaster murals throughout the Netherlands.

11:35 – 12:05

Agne Kucerenkaite
Ceramics collection composed of wood ashes: green energy residue

Agne Kucerenkaite is an award-winning designer working with raw materials and waste. Her design process is characterised by in-depth research and analysis, experimental approach and hands-on practice, motivated by historical and sociocultural contexts. Agne Kucerenkaite is the founder of ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ brand.

12:10 – 12:40

Wille & Jeroen, Ecstatico
Kitchen table talks

ECSTATICO is a dynamic duo that strives to create an enjoyable and functional living environment through architecture, design and green love. The projects range from designing furniture to full renovations, new constructions and garden design with a focus on generous spaces, daylight, original choice and reuse of materials. An important element in our projects is the co-creation with their clients. By including and activating them in the design phase, the project grows with the client, responds to their needs and it gives them a satisfactory and happy feeling at the result.

12:25 – 12:55

Benedetta Pompili
Quenching the Unquenchable. Forging circular glazes from treated asbestos

Benedetta Pompili (IT, 1995) is a social designer and critical maker based in Amsterdam. A dedication to materials with a focus on their narratives and environmental impact identifies her practice. She rethinks making techniques and their aesthetics toward circular making. Her research aims to share knowledge, motivate care, and retrace tradition by thinking and acting in an interdisciplinary way. Her works and collaborations have been displayed at Keramiekmuseum Princessehof (NL), Design Museum Gent (BE), and at the New York SVA Bio Art Lab (US), among others.

12:45 – 13:15

Koen Mulder, TU Delft
Fake – the enigma and the falsification

Koen Mulder worked as an architect for 15 years and is now full time teacher Design of Construction & Architecture at TU Delft. He wrote the Dutch Book ‘The thrilling Surface’ (Het Zinderend Oppervlak) that considers the brick bond as a pattern art and as a composition tool in architectural design.

13:00 – 13:30

Coline Gaurtier
Repurposing artillery scrap or 100 years old war vestiges, still rooted in our landscape

Coline Gautier is a 23 years old french designer, who recently graduated from the Design Academy of Eindhoven.
Interested by territories, Coline likes to dig and research ways to bond with our surroundings. By using material present in our environment she likes to repurpose them, in order to switch our perception of things. Through her work Coline tries to bring back her designs to the place where the research started, with the idea of creating a social and meaningful loop.

Break lecture

By Green Product Award

break lecture

By The Good Plastic Company

13:20 – 13:50

Nils Bader, Marcus Vonhausen & John Penther
Biobased design solutions for interior – insights from passionate actors

It takes passion, time and a good network to make interiors plastic free. Nils Bader, founder of the Green Product Award, shows examples and interviews two actors, who recently released sustainable products. They share insights in impulses, the role of design, surprising turnarounds, findings and their solutions of course. Nils Bader is Director of the international Green Product Award & Green Concept Awards and the Green Future Club. Marcus Vonhausen (VANK) has been active in the industry furniture and office solutions for more than 20 years. John Penther is Danish, trained as a foreign language correspondent for
German, English and Danish, has been dealing with mannequins for 30 years.

13:35 – 14:05

William Chizhovsky, The Good Plastic Company.
Scalable solutions for recycled plastic materials

William Chizhovsky is an accomplished business professional with over seven years of experience in international trading, business development, and management. With a proven track record of success, William has managed an International Trading Company, run his own business in Japan, and served as a Member of the Directorate and Global Director of Strategic Initiatives at a publicly traded IT company with $1 billion in annual revenue. He is now the proud Founder and CEO of The Good Plastic Company, where he is dedicated to promoting sustainable design and environmental responsibility.

Innovation in Architecture part 2

In this programme, experts from the world of architecture will speak about the latest trends and developments in their field, offering you insights into the ways in which architecture continues to innovate and evolve.

Moderator: Christine Jetten

WOrld of ceramics

Designers and experts will talk about the new developments in ceramic materials and glazing in architecture and (interior) design, including the production processes, the properties and applications of ceramics, and the challenges and possibilities for its use in the future.

Moderator: Leonne Cuppen

14:00 – 14:30

Dirk Hoogeveen
A theatre that wants to be a theatre, but deep down is actually a play

Dirk Hoogeveen (1994) focuses on architectural interventions and installations. A lecture on an alternative approach for a renovation assignment of a forgotten theater in the heart of Brussels. A critique of the megalomaniac urge within architecture. The project explores the possibilities where an architectural design is the outcome of a narrative, rather than a rational process. Dirk is interested in the associative relationships of spaces and objects, and how these relate to the historical context. Dirk studies Architecture at Delft University of Technology.

14:15 – 14:45

Emy Bensdorp, Claybens
From polluted soil to clean bricks

In 2019 the Dutch building sector was forced to halt by only four letters: PFAS – a chemical group better known as the ‘forever chemicals’. These chemicals are a health hazard and present in our soil, water and food-chain. So, how can we clean them up? Designer Emy Bensdorp developed a technique that transforms PFAS contaminated clay soil into clean bricks. During this talk she will take you through her design process from situation to solution and the continuation of material development.

14:35  – 15:05

Cas van der Zanden, Spacer
Spacer. On Fantasy, Creativity, Innovation in the field of Architecture

Cas van der Zanden graduated in Architectural Engineering at the Delft University of Technology in 2016. After his graduation he worked as a product developer for Woodteq and Drystack, gaining experience in ceramics and solid timber. In 2019 van der Zanden started his freelance master builder office as a designer and contractor to further experiment with tools, machines and materials in small scale housing projects. In 2022 he built the “The Rebel House”. Cas was responsible for both the iconic design and the construction of the house and this house is the first project where his radical vision on housing is shown.

14:50 – 15:20

Lotte Dekker & Gieke van Lon, Humade
Sea Silt Ceramics. Renewable ceramics made from sea silt

Humade has been investigating the extent to which it is possible to produce large-scale ceramic products from dredged sea silt since 2020. It was previously thought that it would be difficult to apply the clay because salt is not always as desirable within the ceramics process. However, Humade has managed to develop several usable recipes and there are opportunities for various ceramics techniques. Due to the positive test results, Humade, together with Koninklijke Tichelaar, Groningen Seaports and others are scaling up the process towards a renewable ceramic material, with the first objective being the production of facade panels and glazes.

15:25 – 15:55

Christine Jetten, Studio Christine Jetten
Pushing bounderies. From initial research to design proposal

Christine Jetten is an award winning glaze artist, specialized in architectural glazes. Her practice operates worldwide and combines practice with research. For over twenty years Christine is recognized a pioneer in the design of glazes for building ceramics. She inspires architects and stimulates the industry to push their boundaries.

15:45 – 16:15

Iris de Kievith, Lab Air
Smogware. Using ceramic crafts in current issues

Iris de Kievith is co-founder of Lab AIR, a research and design collective that is committed to a healthier and just climate. In their collaborative projects Lab AIR connects worlds of art, crafts, activism, science and politics in order to create a perspective for action.
With designer Annemarie Piscaer in 2017 she started the project Smogware, aimed at raising awareness of air pollution. In the presentation the recent work that is made during the design residency at Royal Tichelaar will be shown.

16:00 – 16:30

Wessel van Berendonk, Studio RAP
Bringing innovation to architecture. Designing with large scale 3D ceramic printing

Wessel van Beerendonk is an architect and co-founder of Studio RAP. Studio RAP is an award-winning architectural design and fabrication firm based in Rotterdam (NL). Their mission is to inspire people everywhere in the world by bringing innovation to architecture. In this way the studio aspires to enrich the world with a new architecture language – one which is expressive but unprecedented — through the power of emerging digital technologies — breaking barriers by innovating the way the world is envisioned, built and experienced. Making the world more exciting and a better place to live in.

16:20 – 16:50

Julian Jauk, Hana Vašatko & Lukas Gosch, Graz University of Technology
MyCera. Application of mycelial growth within 3D printed clay elements

Julian Jauk studied Architecture in Graz, Austria. Since 2020 he is working as a researcher in the field of additive manufacturing at the Institute of Architecture and Media in Graz.
Hana Vašatko’s work primarily focuses on mycelium-based composites and bio-based materials in an architectural context. She currently works on the topic of hybridisation of mycelium-based composites and clay.
Lukas Gosch’s interests lie in digital fabrication, computational design and robotics. His current work evolves around incorporating weaving patterns and motions into clay 3D-printing processes.

16:55 – 17:25

Aled Roberts, DeakinBio
Green Space: how off-world construction technologies could boost sustainability on Earth

Aled obtained a degree in chemistry at the University of Liverpool before pursuing a PhD jointly at Liverpool and in Singapore. He subsequently undertook several postdoctoral research positions at the University of Manchester where he specialised at the interface of Materials Engineering and Biotechnology. He founded DeakinBio after conducting experiments in his basement over the COVID-19 pandemic where he discovered a process to produce a bio-based alternative to ceramic tiles through a simple, low-energy process.


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