Michael Pawlyn is considered the pioneer of regenerative design. In 2007 he founded his company Exploration Architecture, which focuses on high-performance buildings and solutions for the circular economy. Among other things, the company developed a ground-breaking office concept, a data centre with extremely low energy consumption, a waste-free textile factory, and advanced solutions for green cities.
Prior to founding Exploration Architecture, Pawlyn worked for Grimshaw for 10 years and was in charge of developing the “Eden Project”. His book “Biomimicry in Architecture” was a bestseller at RIBA Publishing and a second edition was released in October 2016. Pawlyn is also one of the initiators of the renowned Sahara Forest Project, whose latest facility was opened in 2017 by the king of Jordan.
You will find his keynote presentation here.
Simone Alabar, #movethedate Switzerland: Tuesday, 7th of May 2019, is Swiss Overshoot Day, the date when Switzerland`s demand for ecological resources will exceed what Earth can generate this year. From this day on we will live on the expenses of our grandchildren. "Who is Nik" wants to change this and initiated the initiative #movethedate Switzerland, which aims to postpone Overshoot Day from 7th of May to 31st December 2019.
Cora Tampert & Pascal Kipf, Climate Strike: The Swedish activist Greta Thunberg initiated worldwide school strikes by the end of 2018. Since then, there have been strikes and actions on a regular base throughout Switzerland. The young members of this movement want to set an effective sign for more clima protection and protest against the inactivity of politics. www.climatestrike.ch
Bastien Girod, National Councilor: Sustainablity is both his passion and expertise. As national councilor, scientist, president of waste manager and business developer at South Pole Bastien bridges ecology and economy. Find out more about Bastien on Twitter.