Symposium The Abundance and Scarcity of Sand, DDW 2017
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Atelier NL’s upcoming symposium ‘The Abundance and Scarcity of Sand’ during Dutch Design Week 2017, will examine sand from geological, ecological and social perspectives. The evening will unite artists, designers, scientists, environmentalists, and the local community to participate in lectures and in-depth conversation regarding the environmental challenges and potential solutions surrounding sand.
The symposium is dedicated to the memory and passion of Michael Welland, British geologist and author of the award-winning book ‘Sand’, who had a profound poetic understanding of life and the
natural world. He was the man who inspired and guided us to set up this symposium. He would have loved to be here with us in person, but he will never leave us in spirit and neither will his words.
Keynote speaker Denis Delestrac, award-winning filmmaker and director of Sand Wars (2013), will kick off the conversation. The lecture that Michael Welland prepared for the evening will then be read in his honor. Followed by conceptual artist, curator and community creator Jacqueline Heerema of Satellietgroep, who will share her perspective on the Culture of Nature, the Zandmotor and more. The evening will conclude with a timely panel discussion featuring Marcus Fairs, founder of Dezeen, Mindert de Vries (Deltares) on behalf of the Waddenacademie, Winy Maas (MVRDV) and Lonny van Ryswyck (Atelier NL). Isolde Hallensleben will host the evening, starting the dialogue with everybody involved.
This symposium hosted by Atelier NL & MU in collaboration with Satellietgroep and Dutch Design Week, will take place at MU in Eindhoven on Friday October 27 from 20:00 - 22:45.
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