Sunday Schedule

ESADA – Workshops, speakers, arts, panels, hands-on activities, round tables, and experiences for all levels of participants.

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Activity Descriptions and Signup

  • Fox Room

    Biochar: Circularity Through Carbon.

    Sandi Martin. Amata Green.

    Sunday, November 7, 10:00-11:00 (Fox Room)

    The antiquated take-make-waste operating model is not exclusive to textiles or designed products, our food system relies on it as well. Sandi will share an innovative way of replicating the natural carbon cycle to transform agricultural waste into useful, circular products and help regenerate soil.

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    Biomimicry in Education and Industry. Panel Discussion.

    Zuzana Tončíková. Technical University Zvolen. Richard Dawson. Wild-Awake. Nicolás Gemio. Talento para la sostenibilidad.

    Sunday, 7 November; 12:00-14:15 (Fox Room)

    Biomimicry and bio-inspired insights transcend borders, languages, and cultures. Richard will manifest how biomimicry is integrated into education in England, with an emphasis on reaching new audiences. Zuzana will showcase Bioinspired projects and activities in Slovakia spanning design, innovation, and education. Nicolás will discuss the importance of biomimicry and sustainability in youth lobbying right here in Spain. Following presentations, a facilitated panel will allow all participants to debate the future of sustainability in education.

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  • Lynx Room

    ORTIMAR: Una guardería para la ortiguilla

    Cristina Trenzado. UGR. Ana Esther Ortiz. iMare Natural S.L.

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

    Cultivo multitrófico, reintroducción de la ortiguilla, restauración de hábitat marino…¿por qué no? ¡Así nació ORTIMAR! Ven a conocer más del mar en esta fascinante actividad que nos sumerge en la vida de una ortiguilla de mar ¿Se puede pedir más?

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    Sintala design: creaciones de madera sin talar

    José Luis Aranda. Sintala Design

    Domingo, 7 de Noviembre; 11:00-12:00 (Sala lince)

    ¿Podemos crear muebles más sostenibles? El uso de la madera desde otra filosofía da lugar a la creación de una amplia gama de productos fabricados en madera que no haya sido talada, procurando el máximo aprovechamiento sostenible de los bosques y minimizando el residuo de la propia madera.

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    Natural micro and nano-textured functional surfaces

    Carlos Sáez Comet. ELISAVA and EURECAT, Barcelona. Biomimicry Iberia.

    Sunday, 7 November; 12:00-13:00 (Lynx Room)

    Often the insights of biology happen at the smallest scales, such as the surfaces of plants, the fur of mammals, or the feathers of birds. This workshop will allow attendees to experience the brilliance of biological surfaces first-hand.

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    WONDERFLIP Mattress Challenge – Reto colchón WONDERFLIP

    Ana Higueras. WONDERFLIP and Biomimicry Iberia

    Sunday, November 7; 13:00-14:30 (Lynx Room)

    Oftentimes we don’t know what to do with products at the end of life. The WONDERFLIP team have developed a fully recyclable mattress, except they still have challenges for what to do with the springs. This workshop will engage the audience in a fun hands-on activity creating upcycling pieces intended to provoke the imagination and provide workable solutions.

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  • Toadstool Room

    Shamanic journey ‘spirit animal’

    Marieke Akgul. Nature Economy.

    Sunday, 7 November; 13:00-14:00 (Toadstool Room)

    Shamanic journeying is a way of guided meditation used to travel to different places and worlds. Today Marieke will guide you to meet your spirit animal and learn why it is in your life, how you can work together, and how to connect when you need them.

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    Biophillia & Shamanism, is it the same?

    Marieke Akgul & Stephan Hoornaert. Nature Economy & Morpho-Biomimicry.

    Domingo, 7 de Noviembre; 16:30–17:30 (Toadstool Room)

    An active 4-chair discussion in which you are fully invited to participate. Explore with us what are the fields of biophilia and shamanism, what defines them, where do they differ, or could it maybe actually be the same? Marieke Akgul is your discussion leader and you can choose if you want to observe or take place on one of the 2 open chair.

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  • Agave Room

    Which Bio-inspired principles for territorial development?

    Damien Ollivry. Biomimicry Iberia/Granada.

    Sunday, 7 November; 10:00-12:00 (Agave Room)

    A regenerative future requires bringing nature’s lessons into how we organize and build our cities and urban environments. This workshop will discuss which bio-inspired principles and tools foster sustainable urban development, explore nature-inspired principles for city planning, and introduce urban metabolism.

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    What can Nature Teach us About Resilience?

    Lucy Colclough. WorkWild

    Sunday, November 7; 12:00-13:30 (Agave Room)

    After the upheaval due to covid-19, cracks are showing up in many of our day-to-day routines. Employees are demanding flexible work options, business models have been shown to be rigid and fragile, learning institutions have had to hurriedly invent hybrid approaches. In this workshop Lucy will teach us how to apply the adaptive cycle to our own life and work; a perspective that will engender personal resilience, not only to global crises, but to our own challenges as well.

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    SEEDSGAMELAB: Play the Change (Sunday)

    Roy Hobson. SEEDSGAMELAB

    Sunday, November 7; 17:45-19:00 (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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  • 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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    Nature Tour (English only)

    Matt Neiman & Chris Gauthier. Biomimicry Granada.

    Sunday, 7 November; 14:30-16:30 (Meet 1st floor ESADA)

    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. Matt and Chris 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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