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november, 2019

14nov2:00 pm6:00 pmMaterial Health SymposiumCONFERENCE: How to critically examine how design can build a healthier future for all people

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Join us in New York to launch these conversations and consider how academic and design practice must change to address these challenges. In this era of Climate Crisis, and from the vantage point of material health how do we design and build a healthier future? This symposium seeks to bring people together to imagine paths for architects and designers to create a new healthier future for everyone. Danish Cleantech Hub is a co-sponsor and will be exhibiting circular solutions at the event.

Follow this link for more information about speakers, registration and the schedule.

If you want to exhibit a solution with us please write Imke Myrick  at immy@di.dk

About the event: As architects and designers, we often design without considering the complex environmental implications of our important decisions. An unwillingness to understand the consequences of all of our actions is having a profound impact on the planet’s ecosystem and on human health. Design decisions affect the construction and manufacturing industries and have an adverse impact on the planet and on our health. We must do things differently. We need to identify viable alternatives to our current carbon-intensive construction products and practices.

We are the first generation to spend approximately 90% of our time indoors. Building materials, furniture, and products in places where people live, work and play dictate what we breathe, absorb, and ingest. Evidence shows that indoor air may be three to five times more contaminated than outdoor air and exposure is even more likely for those living in substandard housing. Risks increase for pregnant mothers, children, and seniors whose bodies are particularly vulnerable to the effects of toxic chemicals.

Time

(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

The New School

66 West 12th Street

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