dieDAS walk + talk 2020 Program

Our fall 2020 dieDAS walk + talk weekend was a hybrid event. In response to the pandemic, we welcomed a selection of guests to our campus in person while at the same time presenting a robust virtual conference. Exploring to the theme “Farming Materials’ Ecologies: From Uncomfortable Pasts toResponsible Futures,” our four inaugural fellows were on campus the week prior to collaborate; the research and results of their on-the-ground work were a key part of our walk + talk digital presentations and discussions. Topics ranged from designing a sustainable future to mastercrafts and materials survival, as well as past, present, and future material ecologies.

Our digital conversations and presentations featured an esteemed set of contributors, including:

  • Glenn Adamson, Curator, Writer and Historian, Brooklyn
  • Christian Benimana, Senior Principal & Managing Director MASS Design Group, Kigali
  • Adib Dada, Founder of theOtherDada Regenerative Consultancy & Architecture , Beirut
  • Anna Heringer, Architect and Hon. Prof. UNESCO Chair for Earthen Architecture, Laufen
  • Maurizio Montalti, dieDAS Artistic Director, Amsterdam
  • Prof. Dr. h.c. Ákos Moravánszky, Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture at ETH Zurich
  • Alice Rawsthorn, Design Critic and Author, London
  • Prof. Daniela Spiegel, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau
  • Celine Vogt, Strategic Relationships Manager, Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, Geneva
  • Arne Cornelius Wasmuth, Founding Director of dieDAS, Berlin
  • Prof. Sarah M. Whiting, Dean Harvard Graduate School of Design on Architecture, Cambridge
Paul Schultze-Naumburg and the Saalecker Werkstätten
Building Responsibly for Climate, Environment and Inhabitants
Designing a Sustainable Future
Growing Buildings – Material Ecologies in Architecture and Communities
Inaugural Fellowship Program 2020: From Uncomfortable Pasts to Responsible Futures - Farming Materials Ecologies’
The Ecological Arbor: Metabolism and Life Reform

Sincere thanks to all who participated.
We look forward to sharing our 2021 program with you later this year!