- Facilitator -

Tucker Viemeister
Tucker Viemeister Viemeister Industries Tucker Viemeister, FIDSA, brings new meaning to the term “multimedia.” His life (not just his work) is a convergence of innovative ideas and physical stuff. Trained as a product designer, he is also involved in architecture, graphics, new media, branding and strategy. He helped create the widely acclaimed OXO "GoodGrips" universal kitchen tools. He also writes, teaches and lectures, serves on a few boards, was named after a car and still has time for volunteer work, his family and his transdisciplinary company, Viemeister Industries, focusing on creating integrated brands, products and places. Partners include JCDecaux, Design Within Reach and Omhu.

- Speakers -

David Benjamin
David Benjamin The Living /  Columbia University David Benjamin is Founding Principal of The Living and Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP. He and the firm have won many design prizes, including the Young Architects Program Award from the Museum of Modern Art. Recently, Benjamin appeared in Rolling Stone as one of “25 People Shaping the Future,” and The Living was ranked third on Fast Company’s list of World’s Ten Most Innovative Architecture Firms.

Title of the Lecture : Lifecycles
Peter Yeadon
Peter Yeadon Rhode Island School of Design Professor Peter Yeadon is the Head of Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is known for his expertise in advanced materials for architecture and design, particularly smart materials, nanomaterials, and biomaterials. Yeadon is also the Founder of Yeadon Space Agency in NYC, which focuses on projects that incorporate these substances.

Title of the Lecture : Tiny Provocations
Gena Wirth
Gena Wirth SCAPE Landscape Architecture DPC Gena Wirth is a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) and the Design Principal at SCAPE. Trained in landscape architecture, urban planning and horticulture, Gena draws from her interdisciplinary training to create ecologically rich and culturally relevant landscapes from the infrastructural scale to the site level. She currently leads the design on several significant projects in the office, including the ongoing Chattahoochee RiverLands Greenway Study. Gena was on the original Oyster-tecture team and was the Project Manager for SCAPE’s involvement in the NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR), studying large-scale harbor-wide strategies for coastal protection. She was also Project Manager for SCAPE’s winning Rebuild by Design proposal, Living Breakwaters, and the Public Sediment Team for the Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge.

Title of the Lecture : Toward an Urban Ecology
Adam Marcus
Adam Marcus California College of the Arts Adam Marcus directs Variable Projects an Oakland-based architecture practice, and he is a partner in Futures North, a public art collaborative dedicated to exploring the aesthetics of data. Adam is an Associate Professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts, where he leads studios in design computation and digital fabrication and co-directs CCA's Architectural Ecologies Lab.

Title of the Lecture : Constructing Architectural Ecologies
Mariana Amatullo
Mariana Amatullo The New School Mariana Amatullo is the Vice Provost for Global Strategic Initiatives at The New School and an Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management at Parsons School of Design, The New School. Mariana is also the President of Cumulus, the only global association of universities focused on art, design and media. In 2001, Mariana co-founded Designmatters, the award-winning social innovation department of ArtCenter College of Design and led the program for seventeen years. She is a Global Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar, an RSA Fellow and a scholar- in-residence with the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Amatullo lectures internationally about the role of design in social innovation. She holds a PhD in management from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, an MA in art history and museum studies from the University of Southern California and a licence en lettres degree from the Sorbonne University, Paris.

Title of the Lecture : Bringing a Design Attitude to Social Change
André Feliciano
André Feliciano Floraissance Vivarium André Feliciano is a Brazilian born artist working between Berlin and New York City with a passionate interest in cultivating art, nature, and togetherness in multiple forms. Feliciano has presented and exhibited work internationally, published several books, and spent the past three years working with Olafur Elaisson's Little Sun Foundation. Feliciano has coined the term "Floraissance" whereby he interrogates the future of Contemporary Art.

Title of the Lecture : Welcome to the Floraissance!
Kevin Rand
Kevin Rand Ampyx Power B.V. /  Magical Microbes Kevin Rand is a well-versed engineer focused on technical issues at the intersection of energy harvesting and sustainability. Following from a range of unique professional experiences - from large-scale airborne wind energy kites to small-scale microbial fuel cells for STEM education - Kevin is passionate about developing innovative products that tangibly change the human experience and minimize our impact on the environment. He holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering and energy systems from Columbia University and is currently based in the Netherlands.

Title of the Lecture : Scaled Applications for Energy Harvesting
Masao Awatsu.
Masao Awatsu Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation Masao Awatsu is the hardware system architect at Asahi Kasei. Masao Has been in the wireless communications field for over 20 years developing 3G/4G system design including debugging and field testing. Masao has been advocating a new way to provide nature symbiotic energy for sustainable development since 2016.

Title of the Lecture : Natural System Design by super regenerator
Teppei Hayashi
Teppei Hayashi Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation Teppei Hayashi is a senior engineer at AsahiKasei Microdevices corporation. He is an IC design engineer, specializing in RF analog circuits such as frequency synthesizers and VCOs, and low current consumption analog circuits. The IC he designed has been used in many products so far, helping to enrich people's lives.

Title of the Lecture : Development of REGENERATOR
Hiroshi Yokoyama
Hiroshi Yokoyama National Agriculture and Food Research Organization Hiroshi Yokoyama is a senior researcher at Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science,National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO). His research field is environmental biotechnology for energy production and wastewater treatment. He is developing new anodes for enhanced power generation in microbial fuel cells and biosensors for monitoring water quality.

Title of the lecture : Development of new bio-devices using electricity-producing bacteria
Hideki Uchida
Hideki Uchida Zeon Corporation Hideki Uchida is chief researcher at Zeon Corporation. His research field is material and device physics. He is developing thermoelectric generation system with SWCNT (single wall carbon nanotube)

Title of the Lecture : Development of thermoelectric generator with SWCNT
Norihito Yuki
Norihito Yuki sensingnet Inc. Norihito Yuki is a designer/engineer at sensing net Inc., whose background includes mechanical engineering and design methodologies. By applying design theory and methodology on the early stages of design, he defines what real-world problems are and extracts the underlying elements in them. From art installation to regenerative/sustainable design, his range of interest is broad. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tokyo University and master of fine art degree from Parson School of Design.

Title of the Lecture : What we think about regenerative/sustainable design after experiencing TSUNAMI 2011

- Organizer -

Satoshi Nakagawa
Satoshi Nakagawa tripod design Co., Ltd. /  sensingnet Inc. /  super sensing forum Product Designer, Design Engineer, tripod design CEO.Satoshi Nakagawa builds development theory and evaluation method of universal design and engages in design development of enterprises both inside and outside. 2011 started new concept of sensor and sensing, “SUPER SENSING”.Project Professor, Social Cooperation Program for Sensing Humaniation Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tokyo. President of super sensing forum Institute. Future Brain Lab Project Organizer.