Get to know Metabolic! On the 19th September, we have organized an excursion to the Metabolic Lab in Amsterdam, as a way to introduce you to one of the companies that puts Industrial Ecology into practice.
The day will consist of a workshop about systems thinking in the form of a game developed by Metabolic then a tour and talk about de Ceuvel, and finally drinks at de Ceuvel cafe to wrap the day up. The workshop is free, but costs of transport will be your own. You can join at Delft station (or get on the same train at Leiden) to go together with a group to Metabolic Lab. Eventually we can organise a group ticket which may save costs.
Workshop is open to IE students only! There is place for 20 people, you can sign up by emailing me at email@example.com.
The Event Committee would like to cordially invite you to enjoy a beautiful spring evening on June 15 2018 at the first ever Shift Industrial Ecology Gala!
The gala will be at Grand Café De Burcht in the heart of Leiden; drinks and (vegetarian) finger food will flow freely all night, and the good times with them. To hear more about the the program and tickets, stay up-to-date on social media. We look forward to seeing you on 15 June for a classy evening in Leiden!
On 31 April, Shift organized a lunch lecture in which recently the graduated architect Nico Schouten presented his master thesis project: Redesigning waste.
His project aimed to challenge the perception of waste by using discarded PET plastic as a building material for residential homes. His design was located in a small plot in Buiksloterham, just a block away from the plot that is the focus for the design project for the Urban Environments course. Nico wrote a definition for what circularity in the built environment meant for him as a blueprint for his design. His focus was on materials and technology, placed in a context of social, economic and environmental considerations.
The lunch lecture was followed by an open discussion amongst students!