BunB program update

The BunB2018 theme and program: New value Systems; Sustainability and social impact as drivers for value creation, will be shaped in the conference morning sessions by 4 splendid international keynote speakers who will take us on a big picture journey to learn about the construction of alternative economies (Brett Scott, SA/UK); How the (ecological) crisis could work as a game changer for transitions (prof. Derk Loorbach, DRIFT, NL); The need for unusual collaborations for climate resilience in area’s with ecological disasters (Fleur Monasso, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, NL); The hidden ecological impact of our consumer life (Babette Porcelijn, NL). The conference program is online available. BunB is sponsored by the City of Rotterdam, Creative Industries Fund NL, International vistors program of HNI and the Dutch Ministery of Foreign Affairs.

Balance Unbalance 2018 New Value Systems

Sustainability and social impact as drivers for value creation

Balance-Unbalance (BunB) is an annual International Conference designed around art and design as catalysts to explore intersections between nature, science, technology and society. BunB 2018 New Value Systems will be hosted September 20th and 21st 2018 by The Patching Zone i.c.w. V2_, HNI, CARADT (Avans University of Applied Sciences), Creating010 (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences), Leonardo Journal, World Forum of Acoustic Ecology, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center, Intelligent Arts e.v.a.. BunB2018 is supported by  the City of Rotterdam, HNI, Creative Industies Fund NL.

More info will be available online soon: the call for papers, panels, workshops and art works will be open by the end of Dec.2017.



The Patching Zone uses the 'Processpatching' approach, as developed in the PhD thesis by The Patching Zone’s founder and director dr. Anne Nigten as the most important method for creative research and development. 
Processpatching is a unique approach in which knowledge, experience and methods from different disciplines and backgrounds are used in combination.

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The Patching Zone is a trans-disciplinary R&D media laboratory where professionals work together with students and researchers. The Patching Zone makes a deliberate distinction between the terms trans and multi disciplinary. Unlike multi-disciplinary work processes where each team member sticks to his or her own discipline, in a trans-disciplinary project participants cross over the boundaries of their discipline.

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