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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

28.06.2016

Bei Andreae, Freiburg im Breisgau

In his book "The Upcycle. Beyond Sustainability – Designing for Abundance” Michael Braungart sums up the goal of his work in one single sentence:
"The goal of the upcycle s a delightfully diverse, safe, healthy, and just world with clean air, water, soil, and power – economically, equitably, ecologically, and elegantly enjoyed.”
This is the same goal which the green party feels obligated to. Therefore, Michael Braungart will participate in the next discussion event in the series Bei Andreae in Freiburg. In a conversation with the vice chairwomen of the green faction Kerstin Andreae, Michael Braungart will answer following questions:
"Is Cradle to Cradle more than a vision? Is it possible to remodel production processes, so that waste is no longer a problem? How is it possible to fill the ambitious objectives of the Paris climate agreement with content?"

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.