___Regeneration – Biotalk is a collaboration between Transnatural and Mediamatic and consists of two nights full of exciting talks and projects revolving around the topic of restoring and revitalizing our ecology. The Regeneration – Biotalk nights explore the topic of an eco-revival by means of examples from art, design, science and other fields. A showcase and workshop program will accompany the talks that discuss the recent developments in the bio-cultural landscape. The Regeneration exhibition runs until the 27th of April 2017 at the Transnatural workspace.

Talks & Demos

Talks: Ivan Henriques (Caravel project), Caroline Slomp (professor Biogeochemistry at Utrecht University), Eric Geboers (The Salt Project) 

The Salt Project – Eric Geboers
Desertification causes large areas of arable ground to vanish. On the long term, this phenomenon, together with the continuous growth of the earth’s population, will generate a problematic situation. The Salt Project tries to offer a possible solution to this problem by means of architecture built from seawater. Architect/ designer Eric Geboers will discuss The Salt Project’s research and progress so far.

Caravel – Ivan Henriques
Microbial Fuel Cells, or MFC’s, are devices that use bacteria in wastewater as the catalyst to oxidise organic matter and generate electricity. Ivan Henriques developed Caravel, a floating mobile robotic structure which harvests and stores energy from these MFC’s. The harvested energy is then applied to move the robotic structure that is able to clean the polluted environment with the help of water-purifying plants that are integrated in the structure.

Recovering the sea’s dead zones – Caroline Slomp
Due to a lack of oxygen in certain areas, the sea has many so-called ‘dead zones’. Professor of Biogeochemistry (at Utrecht University) Caroline Slomp investigates how these dead zones come into being, and whether burying phosphate in the seabed can help to solve this problem. Professor Slomp will tell more about her field research and her quest for a healthy sea.

Demos: Mist Capturing Surface by Robyn Tayler Payne and The Salt Project by Eric Geboers.

Workshop Water Bike Hike is an Eco waterbike safari and work session exploring possibilities on cleaning polluted waters by Ivan Henriques. More info about the workshops can be found here. (another workshop on 22 April)

Workshop: 14:00 – 18:00 (in the city/ at Transnatural)
Demos: 16:00 – 20:00
Talks: 20:00 – 22:00
Date: Friday 17 March 2017

Location: Mediamatic, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam 


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Supported by
Transnatural LabelCreative Industries fund NLAmsterdams Fonds voor de KunstVSBfondsFonds21Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds