Saturday Schedule

We move to ESADA design school in downtown Granada. Workshops, speakers, arts, panels, hands-on activities, round tables, and experiences for all levels of participants.

Apéritif at end of day with light refreshments.

(Sign-up and activity descriptions below)

Activity Descriptions and Signup

  • Fox Room

    Shifting the funding landscape toward Biomimicry & Bio-inspired

    Richard James MacCowan and Sriram Nadathur. Biomimicry Innovation Lab.

    Saturday, November 6, 10:00-11:30 (Fox Room)

    Trillions of USD are available globally for ESG investment. Richard and Sriram will describe the current biomimicry/bio-inspired landscape and lay out a blueprint for how to shift some of this funding from traditional ESG to biomimicry/bio-inspired efforts.

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    Guiding the Way to Regenerative Travel

    Vanessa Vivian Wabitsch. Circonnact. Wandering Gliders.

    Saturday, 6 November; 11:30-14:30 (Fox Room)

    When discussing how we can reduce our impact when traveling, many conversations focus on simply reducing. During this activity organized by Circonnact you will discover regenerative travel and how it is good for people (including yourself), economy and the environment. (The regenerative travel experience starts during an online workshop one week before the conference.)

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    Reshaping the system with Fungi

    Stephan Hoornaert. Morpho-Biomimicry.

    Saturday, November 6, 18:45-20:00 (Fox Room)

    To fully embrace a regenerative model our systems need to fundamentally change. In this workshop Stephan will demonstrate one way of achieving this transformation: through fungi. We will be inspired by the systems-perspective of ecosystems and then we’ll get our hands dirty through an interactive fungi experience.

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  • Lynx Room

    RRRepensar el modelo BIOeconómico

    Unai Tamayo. Vicedecano de Euskera, alumnado y empleabilidad de la Facultad de CC. Económicas y Empresariales de la UPV/EHU

    Sábado 6 de Noviembre, 10:00-11:00 (Sala lince)

    En esta ponencia Unai nos hablará del papel de la economía en el mundo actual, donde la sostenibilidad es uno de los grandes retos. Nos acercará a conceptos que empiezan a aparecer en nuestra vida diaria como la econcomía circular, las energías renovables y el desarrollo sostenible.

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    MAFA. Biotransformación del alperujo.

    Gloria Andrea Silva Castro. MAFA

    Sábado, 6 de noviembre; 11:00-12:00 (Sala Lince)

    Uno de los trabajos de los hongos en la naturaleza es degradar la materia orgánica. En esta actividad Gloria nos enseñará de forma visual cómo se utilizan estas propiedades en la transformación del alperujo, uno de los mayores subproductos agrícolas a nivel nacional.

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    GREFA: generando biodiversidad

    Carlos Cuéllar Basterrechea. GREFA

    Sábado, 6 de Noviembre; 12:00-13:00 (Sala lince)

    Mostraremos la imprescindible coexistencia de la fauna salvaje en los asentamientos humanos. Un mundo desnaturalizado hace a nuestra especie cada vez más vulnerable a las respuestas ambientales generadas como consecuencia de nuestras perturbaciones.

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    Ecosystem Services: Understanding the processes in natural systems

    Katharina Hecht. Utrecht University.

    Saturday, November 6th; 13:00-13:30 (Lynx Room)

    Ecosystems are multi-layered in how they operate and how the services they generate integrate. This talk and ongoing exhibit will allow attendees the ability to explore the depth and breadth of ecosystem services.

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    The Wonderful World of Bees and their Teachings

    Diana C. Pimentel. University of Río Cuarto

    Saturday, November 6; 13:30-14:45 (Lynx Room)

    Bees are vital to ecosystem health, and ultimately human survival. However, human-caused problems are threatening bee communities all over the world. Join us as Diana teaches us about bees, their social structure, communication and the ecosystem services they provide. In the interactive second half we will imagine how the human world could look like taking inspiration from these valuable little insects.

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    Aplicación de la metodología de biomímesis al diseño

    Luis Calle Sánchez. Biomimicry Granada

    Sábado 6 de Noviembre; 17:00 – 17:30 (Sala lince)

    En esta experiencia tuvimos la oportunidad de trabajar con estudiantes de diseño, aplicando la metodología de la biomímesis junto a la creatividad de los y las estudiantes de la Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Segovia. Aquí mostraremos la publicación resultante.

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    Intervención sostenible en el Patrimonio cultural: el caso de los Edificios Históricos

    Jaime Baladrón. PROSKENE

    Sábado 6 de Noviembre; 17:30 – 18:30 (Sala lince)

    El Sector de la Construcción produce alrededor del 45% de nuestros residuos, consume el 36% de la energía global y es responsable de, aproximadamente, el 36% de las emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero (GEI) a la atmósfera. ¿no es la intervención sostenible en los Edificios Históricos un elemento esencial para garantizar la conservación de nuestra herencia cultural, y contribuir a la mitigación del Cambio Climático?.

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    Giving a New Life to Recovered Fishing Weights

    Juan Diego Lopez Giraldo. PLUMBUM Project. Hippocampus Association and VITA XXI. Amaya Steensma. ESNE, Madrid and Biomimicry Iberia. Ana Higueras. WONDERFLIP and Biomimicry Iberia.

    Saturday, 6 November; 18:30-20:00 (Lynx Room)

    In this workshop we will learn about the complex challenges of marine pollution, specifically the lead weights, fishing line and nets left during fishing endeavours as a global marine ecosystem hazard, additionally to plastic/microplastic ocean trash.

    The priority focus during the workshop will be to brainstorm positive actions and ideas that we can take to raise awareness of these issues and to make fun and useful examples of what we can do with lead pieces so far removed from the sea (9,87 Kg are already back into the production cycle). What else can we do? Any ideas welcome, see you soon.

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  • Toadstool Room

    What is home?

    Marieke Akgul and Katharina Hecht. Nature Economy & Utrecht University.

    Saturday, 6 November; 10:30-12:30 (Toadstool Room)

    Home comes in many forms across cultures, peoples, and organisms. How we define home has a massive influence on what we choose to value and maintain. ‘What is Home’ aims to inspire people to think out of the box, explore different perspectives on what home means and reflect on their own definition for a home.

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    Moving forward to our roots

    Marieke Akgul. Nature Economy.

    Saturday, 6 November; 13:00-14:00 (Toadstool Room)

    A heartwarming discussion which will not only give you insights into European Indigenous life but also the wisdom they have in common with nature and how to incorporate this ancient common knowledge in today’s society.

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    Toolkit (In Progress) for Changemakers

    Samara Croci. Ecoavantis

    Saturday, November 6; 17:00-18:30 (Toadstool Room)

    On Friday night Samara expressed the importance of communicating sustainability challenges through strong visualization in order to secure widespread engagement of the world’s populations in solving these problems. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to apply different techniques and come up with their own solutions for getting people involved.

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    Mangrove Still Business Model Challenge

    Ale Villa and Michel Wolfstirn. PLANET and BiomimicryNorway.

    Saturday, November 6; 18:30-20:00 (Toadstool Room)

    The Mangrove Technology Platform has achieved Technology Readiness Level 7, but there is so much more to do in order to scale for real impact. The focus of this workshop will be to brainstorm next development steps using the Business Model Canvas (BMC). Attendees will learn about the challenges of R&D maturation while practicing BMC techniques.

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  • Agave Room

    SEEDSGAMELAB: Play the Change (Saturday)

    Roy Hobson. SEEDSGAMELAB

    Saturday, November 6; 10:45-12:45 (Agave Room)

    Can we play our way towards a regenerative and just society? Research in behavioural science has shown that what we play matters. Games play a critical role in transmitting social behaviors and underlying values about an individual’s role in society. 

    This experiential workshop invites you to playtest Akupara, an evolving board game that simulates a symbiotic system where regenerative and just behaviors are the key to dynamic balance. We invite you to embark on a journey from where you are to where you want to be, gaining new perspectives on 21st century values, and harnessing collective intelligence to design your path to behavior change.

    Seedsgamelab arose from an initiative to bring the story of Doughnut Economics to life through gameplay. We believe that the safe space of the board allows us to experience new narratives that can change our perspectives about our place in the world, and how we behave towards one another as living beings.

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    Improving your Powers of Observation through Drawing

    Luisa Nunes. Escola Superior Agrária de CasteloBranco/IPCB, Portugal.

    Saturday, 6 November; 13:00-14:30 (Agave Room)

    In this workshop we will dedicate our full attention to observing and drawing in order to reconnect with the natural world. You don’t need any artistic experience to take part. We will go through some relaxed, fun observational drawing activities (pencil and watercolor) to absorb the detail and visual complexity of organisms.

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    No Individual is Perfect, but a Team can be

    Jaco Appelman. Utrecht University.

    Saturday, 6 November; 17:00-18:30 (Agave Room)

    While we’ve been raised in a world that sees competition as efficient, the truth is that competition is an energy absorbing zero-sum game. Nature uses multiple strategies, often involving collaboration. Our own ability to collaborate can be boosted and in this hands-on workshop you’ll get some tips and tricks on how you can design collaboration processes and execute them.

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  • Lunch and other

    Stitch It, Don’t Ditch It

    Theresa Millard and Esther Rubiño. Biomimicry Iberia/Granada.

    All weekend (sewing rooms)

    Extending the life of a piece of clothing by an extra nine months, can reduce the carbon waste and water footprints between 20 – 30%. In this workshop participants practice the art of patching and repair (bring along a piece of clothing you love that needs fixing) as they create mini pieces of art from provided materials.

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    Regrow Your Food

    Edward Paddon. Utrecht University.

    Saturday, 6 November; 14:45-16:30 (Fox Room) – lunch plan I

    Agriculture has a significant impact on global emissions, all the way from farm to food court. What if you could cut some of that out and save some money at the same time? This bitesize workshop will quickly show you some easy to regrow vegetables to help sate your appetite for knowledge.

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    Nature Tour (Spanish & English)

    Luis Calle and Matt Neiman. Biomimicry Granada.

    Saturday, 6 November; 14:45-16:30 (Meet 1st floor ESADA) – lunch plan II

    Reconnecting with the wonders and brilliance of the natural world does not require an expensive holiday, it can be done in our own home towns. Luis and Matt will guide a tour through a local garden and help participants reconnect with the splendor and genius in our own backyards.

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