Meat the Future

In vitro meat is here! But we are not allowed to taste it

Previously we predicted that we would be eating in vitro meat by 2028. But as it turns out… In vitro meat is already here! And we are not allowed to eat it. The meat has been sealed by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, under new European ‘Novel Foods’ legislation. This means that we cannot test it. Therefore, we started a petition. We want to taste this in vitro meat at our own risk. Sign if you want to taste in vitro meat.

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Next Nature

Explore with us the future of making babies, relationships and intimacy @ WDCD

This year Louise Brown, the first ‘test-tube baby’, will turn 40. By now, In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) has become accepted practice around the world, resulting in thousands of new-borns annually. Developments in the reproductive sciences continue, and it has become possible to think of reprogramming human skin-cells into gametes or bringing lamb foetuses to term in ‘biobags’, or artificial wombs. How will this future look like?

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Wild Systems

ECO coin goes back to school with a living lab at Erasmus University Rotterdam

The ECO coin recently was trialed at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), offering the sustainable currency a glimpse at student life. At the beginning of the academic year, a group of students called the Positive Change Agents took responsible for the design and implementation of the ECO coin economy. The group  launched the ECO coin during the Erasmus Sustainability Days, a completely student owned and organised event.

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Next Nature

Listen to this podcast with Koert van Mensvoort

Script, the human invention of writing, may be one of the oldest and most invisible forms of technology. But, don’t we all sometimes prefer listening to someone telling a story, instead of reading it? Therefore, we’re happy to share this podcast with you. Get inspired by the Next Nature Philosophy, told by our very own Koert van Mensvoort, who was recently invited for a podcast at the Zukunftsinstitute. Listen here! (Language: English)

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Next Nature

Koert van Mensvoort at the Future Cities Show, Dubai

How can we design cities of the future, by focussing on three pillars of sustainability, innovation and happiness? This is what the Future Cities Show in Dubai is seeking to explore. Our director Koert van Mensvoort is invited to be one of the 4 keynote speakers of the conference, on the 11th of April. Here he will introduce the next nature perspective, show how technology becomes nature and what engineers, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs can learn from it.  What does next nature mean for our future cities?


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Next Nature

Koert van Mensvoort at Human Nature event

Mankind’s assignment is as simple as it is complex: to take good care of our planet together, as there is nowhere else for us to go. How do we ensure balance between humans and nature? And what instruments do we have at our disposal and how does this reflect on a future that we can look forward to with more awareness and greater sensitivity? These are just two of the many questions that will be elaborated upon during Human Nature: Designing the Equilibrium, on Thursday 12 April in Paradiso Amsterdam. Running up towards Milan Design Week, this event kicks off the project with a live interview NNN director Koert van Mensvoort. Stay tuned for more info!

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