Blue21 hosts workshop at Symposium “Which Future?! Rethinking State” in Berlin

Sunday 22 April Blue21 will host a workshop on floating cities as part of the Two Day Symposium “Which Future?! Rethinking State” organized by the Deutsches Theater Berlin and the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. During the symposium questions will be explored such as: Do we want full employment or full automation? Do we need an unconditional basic income? Do we want the state to be more or less involved in our lives?

During this two-day event, members of the public will be able to participate in workshops to develop scenarios for a future state and ways of working. Rutger de Graaf, co-founder of Blue21 will explore in a workshop how floating cities can be an experimentation environment for new technologies and new types of government. Another workshop will be hosted by our partner Joe Quirk of the Seasteading Institute. For more information check: http://humboldtforum.com/en/events/which-future-rethinking-state-1

The Floating Island Project: Building Beyond Sustainability

Nathalie Mezza-Garcia from Blue Frontiers has joined our team during two and a half weeks and wrote an amazing article about her experiences!

Moreover, she perfectly addresses how we, at Blue21, are developing a design strategy for seasteads to help restore the marine environment underneath the platforms, going beyond sustainability. Or as our Bart Roeffen (lead architect of the Floating Island Project) states:

“We need to go from sustainability to restoration because sustainability is not sustainable.”

Please read Nathalie’s full article here!

Blue21 keynote speaker at MARIN ‘The Floating Future’ Seminar

On Wednesday, March 7th, Karina Czapiewska will represent Blue21 during the MARIN seminar on ‘The Floating Future’ where she will be presenting on the development of floating cities.

As stated on MARIN’s website, there is an increasing interest in floating mega islands, to be used as energy islands, floating ports, farms or floating cities. First research has shown that in view of large mooring forces and strict motion requirements, designing these islands can be quite a challenge.

During the seminar ‘The Floating Future’ MARIN want to address the different applications within specific projects and the possible start of an open innovation for the development of floating islands. Besides attendants will have the unique opportunity to experience the floating island tests at MARIN!

 

 

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