W2 | Taboo Materials
by Robert Thompson (Materfad)

What if bricks made from human excrement provided better thermal insulation than common bricks? Are we prepared to insulate our homes with chicken feathers in the future? Or for our cars to run on fuel made from urine?

Right from the origins of humanity, waste has formed part of new opportunities that have been discovered or developed either by chance or intentionally. This workshop will focus on today’s context, with a planet on the brink of collapse and a scientific revolution that kicked off centuries ago, and will urge us to get on with new, hitherto inconceivable uses in materials.

Robert Thompson
Specialist in Materials Training and Creative Application of Materials for Innovation, Materfad
Materfad is the Barcelona Materials Centre, created and driven by FAD, Fostering Arts and Design. It works as an observatory of the future, conducting technological research and surveillance focused on innovation, sustainability and creativity through materials.
All Workshops
Workshop 1
How to cocreate without P*st-it and G**gle
by Ian Gehlhaar (Fail Fast)
8 November
15:30 - 18:30 h
Disseny Hub Barcelona
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Workshop 2
Taboo Materials
by Robert Thompson (Materfad)
8 November
15:30 - 18:30 h
Disseny Hub Barcelona
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Workshop 3
Welcome to the Imagination Age
by Patrizia Boglione
8 November
15:30 - 18:30 h
Disseny Hub Barcelona
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Workshop 4
Diverse by Design
by Alexandra Alden (SINGA)
8 November
15:30 - 18:30 h
Disseny Hub Barcelona
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Workshop 5
Can you pee standing up in the ladies’ room?
by Alexis Diaz (La Casa de Carlota & Friends)
8 November
15:30 - 18:30 h
Disseny Hub Barcelona
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Workshop 6
Future Safari - Exploring innovative agency models
by Filipe Macedo (comOn) & Carlos Pereira (Galp).
8 November
15:30 - 18:30 h
Disseny Hub Barcelona
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Workshop 7
Future Food Scenarios
by Elsa Yranzo (Creative Food Studio)
8 November
15:30 - 18:30 h
Disseny Hub Barcelona
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Workshop 8
Wdym?
by Nate Agbetu & Ayo Fagbemi (Play Nice)
8 November
15:30 - 18:30 h
Disseny Hub Barcelona
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