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Threads: Localities & Temporalities of a Fiber Bio-economy

Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity« | Lucy Norris, Hanna Wiesener, Khashayar Razghandi

Join us in Activating Circular Networks II!

How can we deal with the complexities of transitioning to a bio-economy in which natural fiber could play a major role? Various actors are involved in pushing for this material and socio-economic transformation, from policymakers to producers, corporate investors, climate activists and social entrepreneurs. However, the challenges to reconfiguring the localities and temporalities of circular supply chains on the ground, range from missing technological infrastructures and conflicting regulatory constraints to land use policy, implementing the principles of regenerative agriculture, and managing the material life-cycle. What implications do these have for local actors prototyping radically different ways of growing, making and unmaking?

We aim to create a space of encounter for a diverse array of stakeholders —researchers, designers, entrepreneurs, urban and rural activists, planters, recyclers, and policymakers, where we will delve into the bio-economy of natural fibers and explore the intricacies around their local and the temporal dynamics.

Activating Circular Networks
Calling all of you willing to engage with the wicked problems of building sustainable circular economies! As researchers, practitioners, experts, enterprises and activists, we have multiple perspectives and different approaches to designing for material sustainability at different scales, creating new material ecologies and implementing system-wide change.

This umbrella series of events aims to create a diverse range of formats to open up spaces of encounter between these different realms of activities to build on conversations and emergent co-creations.

by: Prof. Dr. Lucy Norris, Hanna Wiesener, Dr. Khashayar Razgandhi

This event is part of Matters of Activity’s Open Space Part I and Open Space Part II!


This is an in-person event. If you would like to attend, please register here.

Access is through the 2nd backyard, 2nd floor.

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Matters of Activity
Sophienstraße 22a
Berlin, Berlin 10178 Germany
+49 30 2093 66258

Lucy Norris

Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin

Hanna Wiesener

Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin

Khashayar Razghandi

Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam

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