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Material Health: Design Frontiers

November 14 – 15, 2019 The New School, New York NY

Conference Schedule

Thursday, November 14, 2019

6:00pm

Welcome

6:15pm

Keynote

Winona LaDuke

7:00pm

Reception

Friday, November 15, 2019

9:00am

Welcome

9:15am

Introduction & Climate

Maya Halden, Climate Activist

9:35am

Air and Toxicity

Speakers

Laura Vanderberg, Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences Department of Environmental Science

Aaron Dorf, Director and Senior Architect, Snøhetta

Ginger Krieg Dosier, Co-Founder and CEO, BioMASON

Moderator

Jonsara Ruth, Design Director, Healthy Materials Lab

10:50am

Carbon

Speakers

Andrea Lipps, Associate Curator of Contemporary Design, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

Charlotte McCurdy, Global Security Fellow & Interdisciplinary Designer

Julia Lohmann, Professor of Contemporary Design, Aalto University & Founder, Department of Seaweed e.V.

Moderator

John Bruce, Director MFA Transdisciplinary Design and Assistant Professor Design Strategies, Parsons School of Design

12:00

Lunch Break

1:00pm

Remarks by Rachel Schreiber, Parsons Executive Dean

1:15pm

Equity

Speakers

Maida Galvez, Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine, Public Health and Pediatrics- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Samantha Josaphat, Architect and Founder, Studio 397 Architecture

Ana Baptista, Chair of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Program, The New School

Moderator

Alison Mears, Director, Healthy Materials Lab

2:30pm

Waste and Circular Economies

Speakers

Kate Daly, Executive Director Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners

Lasse Lind, Architect, Partner, Head of Consulting, GXN

Seetal Solanki, Founder and Director, Ma-tt-er

Moderator

Jen Van Der Meer, Assistant Professor, Strategic Design & Management, Parsons School of Design

3:30pm

Break

4:00pm

Ecosystems: From Fossil Fuels to Renewables, via Transparency

Speakers

Franca Trubiano, Associate Professor in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania

Martha Lewis, Senior Architect & Head of Materials, Henning Larsen Architects A/S

Anthony Neron, Founder of DuChanvre, and Plasterer

Moderator

Amanda Kaminsky, Founder, Building Product Ecosystems LLC

5:15pm

Futuring Materials

Pirjo Kääriäinen, Professor of Practice, Design Driven Fibre Innovation, Aalto University and Co-Founder, CHEMARTS

Tapani Vuorinen, Professor of Forest Products Chemistry, Vice Dean (Education), School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University and and Co-Founder, CHEMARTS

5:45pm

Closing

Healthy Materials Lab

6:30pm

Reception

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