Workshop: Seaweed Design as Social Practice

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The workshop about seaweed “Towards Regenerative Marine Industries” will take place between 24 February-10 March 2019 Kristineberg (Sweden) at the marine research station.

Seaweed is a versatile material offering applications from bioplastics and textiles to food and biofuel. Our approach is transdisciplinary and integrates the existing knowledge of Seafarm’s ecosystemic impacts to create a Regenerative Industry. Macroalgae farming can contribute both to restoration of the marine environment and to establishing sustainable livelihoods for coastal communities. The course offers an opportunity for students from multiple disciplines to work together to study and develop new products, services and businesses based on seaweed farming. Collaboration with experts and locals enables creating scientifically sound proposals that improve the community.

The workshop is a collaboration between the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Helsinki and Department for Sustainable Development Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED) the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH Stockholm (lead partner of the GRASS project).

The course is run by Professor Fredrik Gröndahl (KTH Stockholm), Professor Julia Lohmann (Aalto University) and Dr. Pirjo Haikola (Aalto University).

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