walk + talk
2021 program

The 2021 dieDAS walk + talk summit “Symbiotic Habitat - Growing Regenerative Connections” explored the coexistence of humans and nature. Topics ranged from designing a sustainable future to master crafts and materials survival, as well as past, present, and future material ecologies.

Chaired by Wava Carpenter, design critic and curatorial director Design Miami 2021, the digital conversations and presentations featured an esteemed set of contributors, including:

  • Beatrice Galilee, curator and author, New York
  • Xu Tiantian, architect and founder of DnA Design, Beijing
  • Prof. Sébastien Marot, professor at the École d'Architecture in Paris-Est and teaches classes as a visiting professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne
  • Fernando Laposse, designer, Mexico DF

Moreover, the international dieDAS 2021 fellows presented the results of their collective on-site project workshop in collaboration with dieDAS Artistic Director Maurizio Montalti. dieDAS Founding Director Arne Cornelius Wasmuth introduced the academy’s overall program as well as the site-specific challenges of the “uncomfortable monument”.

Fernando Laposse
Saving the Seeds - Material Explorations going Glocal
Sébastien Marot
Architecture and Agriculture - Elements for a new Symbiosis
Xu Tiantian
Redefining Rural - Coexistence in the Countryside
Beatrice Galilee
Radical Architecture - Rethinking a Global Canon
Wava Carpenter, Arne Cornelius Wasmuth, Maurizio Montalti
Symbiotic Habitat - Growing Regenerative Connectionsn

A sincere thank you to all those who participated.