What if we all gen­er­at­ed our own ener­gy? What if we con­struct­ed our homes on 3D print­ers? What if the prod­ucts we con­sume grew from plants? What if mobil­i­ty was acces­si­ble to everybody?

Dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies and biotech­nol­o­gy, upcy­cling and DIY strate­gies, con­cepts for self-suf­fi­cien­cy and com­mu­ni­ty pro­duc­tion are chang­ing social struc­tures and urban life sub­stan­tial­ly. Social design, open design and ser­vice design respond to the needs and ideas of urban dwellers and set new standards.

Design­ers and com­pa­nies ven­ture to take a look at the metrop­o­lis of the future and will answer the ques­tions of “What if…” to take a stand.

Lec­tures and Speakers:
“What if we can 3D print build­ings?”, Hed­wig Heins­man, DUS architects
“What if we designed our hous­es as inte­grat­ed eco-sys­tems?”, Clive van Heer­den und Jack Mama, vHM Design­Fu­tures, London
“What if res­i­den­tial archi­tec­ture con­tributes to pub­lic life?”, Prof. Sophie Wol­frum, TU München
“What if we make cities more hos­pitable?”, Ania Rosinke und Maciej Chmara, chmara.rosinke, Wien

After four intro­duc­to­ry speech­es the speak­ers will talk about “Met­ro­pol­i­tan Ideas” in the fol­low­ing pan­el dis­cus­sion. The lec­tures will be held in English.

MCBW LEC­TURES will be spon­sored by the Bavar­i­an State Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Affairs and Media, Ener­gy and Technology.