€8 – €60

Brussels Vertical Farming workshop

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AVF members get 25% reduction. get your COUPON-code by emailing Zjef Van Acker via zva@vertical-farming.net

Brussels workshop

Vertical Farming touches the foundations of our society, it is at the center of the food, water, energy & shelter nexus. So if it is done right, vertical farming has an enormous potential to help transform our society into a truly sustainable one.

And that’s what the AVF-workshop is all about, it takes collaboration to the next level.

During the 2-day workshop a group of 30 motivated individuals are facilitated to design a thriving local society around vertical farming. Each team member's background will prove to be of indispensable value to bring the project to a successful conclusion. There is a need for architects, technology wizards, marketeers, finance experts, business people, Law-specialists, cooks, engineers, life-coaches,... all experiences and backgrounds are needed.

The only requirement for participating is that you are passionate about Vertical Farming.

Design a full blown Vertical Farming concept with a team of passionate experts (Photo: La tour vivant by SOA architects)

The rules of engagement

Ways of Working

This workshop is to design a small community of individuals, businesses and other organisations. Hence working together is not as easy as it sounds. Only with a solid foundation of respect and openness, a community of individuals with many different ideas and backgrounds, can come up with fantastic solutions. That’s why for the AVF-workshop, there is a code of to work together .

Find more details about the AVF-workshops via this link.

The Six Sessions

To facilitate the AVF-workshop, 6 sessions have been predefined. However, everyone should know that a plan is only a plan and is always subjected to change. Hence, the sessions are guidelines and not rules. If the participants come up with better or more creative ideas, the sessions will change accordingly.

Session I – Workshop Warm Up (weeks before the event)
Session II – Introduction to the Urban Jungle (Day 1)
Session III – Brainstorm the Ecosystem (Day 1)
Session IV – Designing the Ecosystem (Day 2)
Session V – The Ultimate Proposal (Day 2)
Session VI – The Public Presentation (Day 2)

The Urban Farming Movement

During the event many important players from the local and international Urban and Vertical Farming Movement will be present. They will support the participants with their knowledge and experiences.

Register now via this link

AVF members get 25% reduction. get your COUPON-code by emailing Zjef Van Acker via zva@vertical-farming.net

Agenda of the Brussels workshop

Friday June 30th, 2017

06.45 - Registration at Abattoir

07.00 - Start tour abattoir

08.30 - Welcome & Introduction by AVF

09.00 Case speakers

10.00 - Tour by Champignons de BXL

11.00 KnowHow Boost (5 short but informative presentations)

  • Prof. Danny Geelen (Uni of Ghent)
  • Ir Tycho Vermeulen (Wageningen Uni)
  • Bart Mertens (Milibeter)
  • more TBC

12.30 - Lunch by Cultureghem

14.00 Gathering at Campus Sint Lucas Architecture

14.15 Introduction to the Biggest Brainstorm

14.30 Start the Biggest brainstorm

16.00 4min Pitches of the 6 teams

16.30 Election of the best Model to go forward with

16.45 Short group discussion about the chosen model

17.00 Wrap up of Day 1

17.15 After Talks @ local bar: De zotten Ezel

Saturday July 1st, 2017

08.30 Gathering at Campus Sint Lucas Architecture

09.00 Introduction to Session IV

09.15 Break up into teams and start planning specific parts of the Ecosystem

11.30 4min pitches of the morning creativity

12.00 Group Discussion

12.30 Informal lunch

13. 00 Introduction to Session V

13.15 Breaking up into groups and start finishing the plan

16.30 4 min pitches of afternoon creations

17.00 Group Discussion on final plan

17.30 Wrap up workshop Day 2

17.45 Allocation of tasks for Final Presentations Preparations and food

20.00 Start Conference - click on this link for the Agenda

The Case - The Abattoir

The Abattoir is French for "Slaughterhouse", and although that's still one of the activities that are happening at the site, it's hard to describe what the Abattoir actually is. There's so many things happening these days: Huge markets, many Urban Farming projects, social gatherings and projects, parties, housing, offices,... and so much more.

The Abattoir is a hot spot in Brussels, and that is why it is the perfect case for a Vertical Farm.

In 2009, the Abattoir started looking at the possibilities for future development of their huge site. The goal is to transform the temporary market trading places into more permanent accommodation and strengthen the Abattoir vision for new commercial short-term developments. These developments have to support the traders, but also of the entire neighbourhood and its inhabitants.

About the Association for Vertical Farming

The Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) is an internationally active non-profit organization fostering the sustainable growth of the vertical farming industry through education and collaboration. The AVF focuses on advancing Urban and Vertical Farming technologies, designs and businesses.

Location

Campus Sint-Lucas Architecture Brussels
Paleizenstraat 65/rue des palais 65
1030 Brussels

Price workshop

Included in price:

  • Workshop
  • Food (Lunch and dinner on Saturday)
  • Urban Farm tours & visits
  • Saturday evening conference

Professionals (21 spots): €55
Students (9 spots): €30

Saturday-evening presentations:

Visitors: €10
Students: €8

There’s only 30 spots available so don’t hesitate and register now via this link

AVF members get 25% reduction. get your COUPON-code by emailing Zjef Van Acker via zva@vertical-farming.net

For more information contact

Youssef Bouchikhi
E: yb@vertical-farming.net
T: +32460956151
www.vertical-farming.net

Register now via this link

AVF members get 25% reduction. get your COUPON-code by emailing Zjef Van Acker via zva@vertical-farming.net

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