Archivi tag: biophilia

The WELL Tour.

Con IDM alla scoperta del WELL Living.

Le tecnologie innovative al servizio del Well Living, le soluzioni progettuali attente alla salute e le idee di design pensate per favorire il benessere sono oggetto di interesse crescente da parte delle imprese che operano nel settore salute & benessere. Aspetti quali la qualità dell’aria, l’acustica, le scelte cromatiche e i materiali impiegati agiscono in modo concreto e quantificabile sulla nostra salute e il nostro benessere.

COOKFOX , 300 Lafayette St. – New York, NY

Il programma del viaggio imprenditoriale prevede la visita a edifici e strutture innovative di particolare interesse e rilievo in tale ambito. A New York City è in programma un “Well Certified Spaces Tour”. A Pittsburgh verranno illustrati ai partecipanti i principi del design biofilico nel contesto della progettazione salutare d’interni. A Rochester verrà data l’opportunità di visitare l’unico “Well Living Lab” al mondo e di parlare con gli ideatori del progetto. Un ulteriore momento di grande interesse è rappresentato dalla visita alla Mayo Clinic, una struttura sanitaria privata di eccellenza a livello mondiale nel settore salute & benessere.

Programma

Target

Imprese, progettisti e architetti che operano nelle seguenti aree: qualità degli interni, illuminotecnica, comfort abitativo, cliniche private, case di riposo e case di cura; imprese che operano nel settore biomedicale e decisori del settore sanitario.

Quando: 09/10/2017 – 15/10/2017
Dove: New York City, Pittsburgh, Rochester (USA)
Termine d’iscrizione: 19/09/2017
Iscrizione: qui
Accompagnatori: Sabine Schnarf, Carlo Battisti

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens – Pittsburgh, PA

Unternehmerreise USA – Well Living Technologien

Innovative Well-Living Technologien, gesundheitsfördernde Gebäude sowie neue Wellness-Designprinzipien werden für die Unternehmen der Branche Gesundheit & Wellness zunehmend an Bedeutung gewinnen. Luftqualität und Akustik, Farbwahl und Materialien ‒ all diese Faktoren haben einen messbaren und wesentlichen Einfluss auf unsere Gesundheit und auf unser Wohlbefinden.

Das Programm der Reise umfasst spannende Besuche bei innovativen und führenden Einrichtungen in diesem Bereich. In New York City steht eine „Well Certified Spaces Tour“ auf dem Programm. In Pittsburgh werden biophile Designprinzipien in Verbindung mit dem Konzept der gesunden Innenraumqualität veranschaulicht. In Rochester bekommen Sie die Gelegenheit, das weltweit einzige „Well Living Lab“ zu besichtigen und mit den Ideatoren zu sprechen. Ein weiteres Highlight ist die Besichtigung der Mayo Clinic ‒ eine Privatklinik, weltweit führend im Wohlfühlbereich.

WELL Living Lab – Rochester, MN

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Zielgruppe

Unternehmen, Planer, Architekten im Bereich Innenraumqualität, Lichttechnik, Wohnkomfort, Privatkliniken, Altersheime, Pflegeeinrichtungen, Medizintechnik-Unternehmen, Entscheider im Gesundheitswesen.

Wann: 09.10.2017 – 15.10.2017
Wo: New York City, Pittsburgh, Rochester (USA)
Anmeldeschluss: 19.09.2017
Anmeldung: hier
Begleitpersonen: Sabine Schnarf, Carlo Battisti

The RESTORE web site is online.

The RESTORE web site is on line 😊

We are happy to announce that the RESTORE website is now up and running. You can visit it at http://www.eurestore.eu

The RESTORE Action aims at a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings, promoting forward thinking and multidisciplinary knowledge, leading to solutions that celebrate the richness of design creativity while enhancing users’ experience, health and wellbeing inside and outside buildings, in harmony with urban ecosystems, reconnecting users to nature.

The RESTORE website is designed to provide you the most important information about RESTORE COST Action. You will be able to find all necessary details about the people involved, their work, the work and outputs from the Working Groups, but also about Short Training Scientific Mission funding opportunities and Training Schools.

Many sections of the website are still under development, but our goal is to make these web pages your hub for RESTORE information. We plan to communicate and disseminate the outcomes of the Action, but we also want to provide you with the information about the activities and involvement of our members. If you are organising any kind of event that might be of interest of other RESTORE participants, please contact us. We will happily share the information.

A reminder that applications for our First Training School are now invited. Please spread the word and be sure to apply if you are at all interested in Restorative Sustainability. Click here for more information.

Our goal is to make this page your hub for RESTORE information. We plan to communicate and disseminate the outcomes of the Action, but we also want to provide you with the information about the activities and involvement of our members. If you are organising any kind of event that might be of interest of other RESTORE participants, please contact us. We will happily share the information.

We look forward to seeing you engage with other RESTORE participants through the important and vibrant discussions and information sharing on our Twitter account and Facebook pages.

The website is based upon work from COST Action CA16114 RESTORE, supported by COST Programme (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

Copyright © 2017 COST Action CA16114 RESTORE, All rights reserved.

  

 

 

 

Train the trainer … to RESTORE.

The 1st RESTORE Training School, Lancaster (UK) 14-17 Nov 2017.

We are delighted to offer our first RESTORE Training School that will take place in Lancaster, UK between 14th and 17th November 2017. It will focus on Restorative Sustainability, Biophilia, and Sustainability Education. In four days trainees will gain a deep understanding of Restorative Sustainability and learn about key topics from RESTORE working groups.

Training School trainees (students, educators, and practitioners) will participate in multiple introduction seminars, action learning, team and individual presentations, study tours, and much more.

We are hopeful that the Training School will operate as an accredited train the trainer course; equipping delegates with techniques and knowledge to run restorative sustainability education modules within their own institute and networks, and in doing so, receive recognised certification.

Interested in bringing Restorative Sustainability knowledge to your institute and country?

Learn from experts and others experiences from restorative projects and share your own experiences.

APPLY NOW! Making your case: why is this Training School important for you, and, how will you use it to expand Restorative Sustainability understanding in your country.

Applications Open: 15th July 2017
Applications Close: 15th September 2017
Announcement of the selected trainees: 30 September 2017
Deadline for e-Cost registration and confirmation: 13 October 2017
Training School will start Tuesday, November 14, 2017 and end Friday, November 17, 2017
Location: Lancaster (closest airport: Manchester and then by train) 

Suggested Hotels: Sun Hotel 0.2 miles, Borough 0.1 miles, Toll House 0.2 miles, Lancaster University 2 miles.
About Lancaster: http://www.visitlancashire.com/explore/lancaster
Local Host Organisation: Class of Your Own (RESTORE Member, UK MC Sub).
Training School Director: Martin Brown (Fairsnape, Vice Chair RESTORE, Lead WG1).
Who can apply? Students (including PhD), Early Career Investigators, Educators, Practitioners, Change Agents.

The Training School will be limited to 35 delegates, 30 funded through the COST Action and 5 self funded or sponsored opportunities.

Financial support from COST Action RESTORE: the selected trainees will benefit of a grant of 640 Euro. The Trainee Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the Grantee. The trainees must sign the meeting attendance list on each day that they attend the event. The grant will be received one month after the training school.

Important! Read the Vademecum www.cost.eu/Vademecum for eligibility for funding.

Training School Themes:

  • Restorative Sustainability (new perspectives on sustainability thinking)
  • Sustainability Education
  • Sustainability learning, sharing and advocating

CA COST Action CA16114
REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy
(RESTORE)

   

“Casa SN”. At Arco the first LBC registered project in Italy

Arco opens the way for the “Living Buildings”.

Living Building Challenge2016_05_30-01 LBC (LBC), created in 2006 by the International Living Future Institute (Seattle, WA), is a philosophy, an advocacy tool and a certification program. The LBC is the most advanced sustainability protocol for buildings and communities. A year has passed since the establishment of the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (the group of volunteers based at Progetto Manifattura in Rovereto, committed in the implementation of the LBC principles in Italy) and the second edition of REGENERATION (the first European design contest for young architects and engineers entirely based on LBC) has just ended. The “cultural” investment promoted by Macro Design Studio, the proactive consulting company of Rovereto working on the sustainability of the built environment, begins to bear fruits.

Casa SN” will be built in Arco and it is the first Italian project pursuing the Living Building Challenge certification. There are more than 330 LBC registered or certified projects in the world so far (the certification program was launched eight years ago) and the number is growing, not only in the US but also in Europe, in different climate zones and with different typologies (schools, offices, communities, research centers, dwellings). “Casa SN” will demonstrate that it is possible to create a building without environmental impact. It is a radical change: instead of designing buildings that consume a bit less than the traditional ones, we will create buildings that are capable of creating a positive impact on the environment.

2016_05_30-04 Casa SNThe design process of Casa SN is in full swing, the beginning of the construction phase is scheduled for this summer. They expect to complete the project sometime during 2017. One of the features that radically differentiate Living Building Challenge from other certification programs the final certificate may be issued only after twelve months of operations, in which the consumption will be periodically measured. The building will prove to be completely self-sufficient in terms of energy through the use of renewable sources. The Living Building Challenge already anticipates what before long will become the new standard for European construction.

Further information: battistic@alice.it

2016_05_30-03 Arco

Arco (photo: vacanzatrentina.it)

Innovation in music. 8. Björk’s Biophilia

… and what she is doing for the environment.

The biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems. Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his book, Biophilia (1984). He defines biophilia as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life“. The term “biophilia” literally means “love of life or living systems.” It was first used by Erich Fromm to describe a psychological orientation of being attracted to all that is alive and vital. Wilson uses the term in the same sense when he suggests that biophilia describes “the connections that human beings subconsciously seek with the rest of life” (source: Wikipedia).

2015_06_10-01 Biophilia project

The Biophilia Educational Project is a large-scale pilot project that builds on the participation of academics, scientists, artists, teachers and students at all academic levels. It is based around creativity as a teaching and research tool, where music, technology and the natural sciences are linked together in an innovative way. The project presents an example of dynamic collaboration between different areas in society, such as the education system, cultural institutions, science and research institutes. It creates a platform for dialogue and debate which encourages both personal and social development, thereby contributing to a sustainable society where new approaches are actively explored.
The project was originally developed by Björk Guðmundsdóttir, the City of Reykjavík and the University of Iceland, in connection with the release of Björk’s 2011 album Biophilia.

Reykjavík

Reykjavík

The Biophilia Educational Project aims to inspire children to explore their own creativity, while learning about music, nature and science through new technologies. The project has thus far mainly been aimed at children aged 10-12 years, and the programme is based on Björk’s Biophilia app suite of music and interactive, educational artefacts. Students learn through hands-on participation, composition and collaboration. Participants acquire the skills to develop their musical imagination, to push their creative boundaries and make music in an impulsive and responsive way, inspired by the structures and phenomena of the natural world.

“Dark matter” – Sigur Rós performing Ólsen Ólsen (in Vonlenska)

The Biophilia Educational project has the potential to bring arts experience to children who might otherwise not have access to it. The method tries to change the traditional way of teaching. It is based on the fundamental idea that it is best for children to start practising art with a creative process, where music, science and technology are linked in a new way.

Teachers, researchers, scientists, artists, entrepreneurs and other participants work across disciplines and school classes, subjects, science and art forms to introduce creativity as an educational method and, simultaneously, to stimulate greater environmental awareness in pupils and students.

Each app has its own theme (in connection with a corresponding song) and combines a natural element with a musicological feature. The layers of content in each feature include: an interactive game based on the song’s scientific and musical subject matter; a musical animation of the song; an animated score; lyrics; and an academic essay.

2015_06_10-03 Björk Biophilia

Resources:

2015_06_10-06 Biophilia guideTeaching guidelines

Biophilia sparks children’s interest in nature, science and music (Green growth web magazine, April 2015)

Iceland’s Björk is transforming environmental education in Europe (Climate-KIC  News)

Bjork’s Biophilia on Wired2015_06_10-05 Björk Wired

 

 

Björk: Biophilia | Solstice app tutorial