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"The need for true innovation has never been more profound then now. We are capable of creating high-quality circular alternatives which are beneficial for humans and nature. If the future can be positive, why choose differently?"

Michael Braungart

 


 

EPEA and Micheal Braungart at the invited to Biennale Architettura 2016

Celebrating our Human Footprint

Monday, May 23, 2016 EPEA and Michael Braungart present the Cradle to Cradle® Design Concept at the prestigious 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in Venice from May 28 to November 27, 2016. 87 architects and EPEA are invited to turn this year’s motto “Reporting from the Front” into inspiring installations. They share their story from the frontline to reveal that architecture can make a difference and is able to improve our quality of life.
 

Additionally, 62 countries introduce innovative projects and concepts in architecture and urbanism at this year's Biennale. Up to 500,000 visitors are expected during the six months long exhibition. EPEA is the only representative of the city of Hamburg and one of the few institutions, which represents Germany at the Biennale. Alejandro Aravena elucidates the motto: “Reporting from the front will be about sharing with a broader audience, the work of people that are scrutinizing the horizon looking for new fields of action, facing issues like segregation, inequalities, peripheries, natural disasters, waste, pollution and participation of communities”.

Read the full press release here.

Current Events

20.08.2016

Footprint Days at the Biennale di Venezia, Venice - Italy

For the first time, EPEA and its CEO Prof. Michael Braungart present Cradle to Cradle at the 15th Biennale di Venezia, International Architecture Exhibition. This year’s motto “Reporting from the front” matches perfectly with the work of EPEA, hence Prof. Michael Braungart has been invited by this year´s director Alejandro Aravena, a multi price-awarded Chilean architect, to present the Cradle to Cradle design concept in one of the exhibition rooms in the Central Pavilion (Giardini).

The Footprint Day is a unique opportunity for visitors to become part of our exhibition. In a world where only celebrities can leave their hand and footprint, it’s important to give everyone such a chance. All people can make a positive change after all. Therefore, the local soil that has been used for the installation is intended to be transformed into real human footprints until the end of the Biennale. Michael Braungart will be present during the Footprint Days and you are welcome to leave your personal footprint behind!

Read more here.

22.08.2016

International Fair of Traditionals Knowledges and Bioeconomics, Lomé - Togo

The fair and conference provides a space for inspirations, business and transfer of ecological knowledge, technological, socio-cultural and sanitary for innovation and reinvention of the model of economic of economic and industrial growth. A Crossroad of tradition and modernity.

31.08.2016

PIONEERS – CREATING NEW WORLDS - Bethman Forum 2016, Bergisch Gladbach

Change defines our world. Familiar rules, traditional ways of thinking and apparent certainties no longer apply. The consequences we feel politically, socially and economically. Change especially affects companies. They have to adapt to new markets, needs and conditions.
In an era of constant change, the art of management lies in the perception and design of new worlds. But, not only the world is changing. Also, we can change the world.

09.09.2016

2016 Grand Opening of Technophos, Varna - Bulgaria

The element phosphorus (P) is essential for all life on earth. Phosphorus is an essential raw material in fertilizers and animal feed and is needed to grow food. Phosphate rock is mined to produce fertilizers and its reserves are depleting.
EcoPhos developed and validated processes for the recovery of phosphate from various raw materials amongst other low-grade rock or secondary phosphates (i.e. fly ashes from waste water sludge incineration). To proof the validity of the EcoPhos approach for all possible incinerated waste (manure, sewage sludge, bone meal) or less concentrated ores, Ecophos is opening the TECHNOPHOS plant in Varna, Bulgaria. Prof. Dr. Braungart gives the keynote of the event.

13.09.2016

2016 ISO General Assembly, Beijing - China

The meeting will serve as a platform for the “ISO Week in China”, a week-long gathering that offers an excellent opportunity for the world’s standardization community to come together for discussions that will shape the direction of ISO’s future products, services and systems. It will also serve to raise awareness of ISO International Standards in China’s industry and foster international cooperation in standardization and conformance activities.

15.09.2016

PIONEERS – CREATING NEW WORLDS - Bethman Forum 2016, Wiesbaden

Change defines our world. Familiar rules, traditional ways of thinking and apparent certainties no longer apply. The consequences we feel politically, socially and economically. Change especially affects companies. They have to adapt to new markets, needs and conditions.
In an era of constant change, the art of management lies in the perception and design of new worlds. But, not only the world is changing. Also, we can change the world.

23.09.2016

C2CK16 - The Cradle to Cradle Congress 2016, Lüneburg

The congress provides a platform for exchange between C2C interested people, insiders, and representatives of business, politics and society. It’s supposed to shake up, inspire and encourage creativity! The congress will discuss a forward-looking world and together with our participants work on solutions to acute problems of our time.

14.10.2016

15th Dialogue on Science - At the Limits, Engelberg – Switzerland

Drawing on concrete examples from history, chemistry, ethics, information technology, engineering, medicine, linguistics, philosophy and economics, scientific frontiers will be discussed in the context of modern society. The discussion will begin with the assertion that our empathy seeks to eliminate borders, but our fear wants to maintain them. It is between these very antipodes that we reinvent our limits time and time again.

29.10.2016

Meetings on Architecture at the Biennale Architettura 2016 – ENVIRONMENT, Venice - Italy

Michael Braungart, Batlle i Roig Arquitectes, Hugon Kowalski, Transsolar
Teatro alle Tese, 3pm
The Meetings on Architecture are back for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. This programme of events on the themes and case studies presented at the Exhibition will take place throughout the whole period of Biennale Architettura 2016, involving the architects and participants of REPORTING FROM THE FRONT curated by Alejandro Aravena.
“If the ultimate goal of the Biennale is to share knowledge and exchange experiences – Aravena explains – we should offer a variety of channels for that to take place. Meeting the authors and listening to their experiences is still one of the most powerful ways to learn from others. Once a month, some of the participants will have a conversation and share with the public their insights, doubts, and the turning points in the projects that they are showing. We have organised them around themes, but architecture by nature always integrates more than one dimension. These Meetings will thus be a way to get from the authors themselves the richness and complexity of the built environment, and what it takes to get things done.”