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SFERA 2020: BIOURBANISM

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SFERA Institute

Herzl St 91

Tel Aviv, 6655404

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SFERA 2020: BIOURBANISM is an international conference on building better cities using knowledge about the natural world around us.

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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!

LINEUP:

- 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

- and more!

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CONSCIOUS DESIGN WORKSHOP / 23 Apr 2020, 1-4 pm

The workshop will focus on the built environment initiatives that tackle societal issues. With insights from neuroscience and behavioural studies, we will develop a holistic strategy that adopts science-informed interventions towards better urban wellbeing.

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BUSINESS DESIGN WORKSHOP / 24 Apr 2020, 1-4 pm

In this workshop, we will explore how business design tools can be applied to find a home for a real-life bio-innovation. Together, we will imagine a spectrum of strategies that a project can adopt to become commercially viable.

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