Energy savings in cities do not have to mean dark streets after nightfall. Organisms that have the capability of bioluminescence, which is creating light, could be of help. These organisms are among others: bacteria, diatoms, algae, fungi. The French startup Glowee is working on solutions which would provide light for storefronts, based on bioluminescent bacteria of the species Alivibrio fisherii. TPA laboratories in Poland have developed glow-in-the-dark bicycle lanes, based on the phenomenon of phosphorescence. In the age of the energy crisis, it is worthwhile to use the free-of-charge gifts from nature. During your visit to the consciously dark pavilion at Przemiany, you will get to know bioluminescent organism and the phenomenon of cold light. You will also see materials which accumulate energy during the day in order to shine at night.
- What: a space for exhibitions and workshops
- When: 7-9.10 (opening on 7.10, 8:30 p.m., then on 8.10, between 11 a.m.-10 p.m, and on 9.10, between 11 a.m.-8 p.m.)
- Where: Conference centre, level 1
In order to grow healthy, energy efficient and climate change adaptable cities, we need uninhibited imagination, a set of good practices, and above all – scientific knowledge, which would give us the basis for effective action.
In Experimentarium, we will learn the principles of proper composting, creating private seed banks for your favourite plants, and hydroponic crops cultivation. We will draw inspiration for sustainable design from the world of nature, by studying the behaviours of slime molds, bees and ants. Together, we will also think about using bioluminescence to light our cities and the cultivation of algae and fungi to produce energy, food, or even building materials. We will present works devoted to urban wetlands and water architecture, an innovative design of a spherical wind turbine, as well as bold architectural ideas, e.g. an ultra-thin net which harvests energy from the sun and allows insects to move safely above motorways. There will also be many artistic projects, which speculate about the future (among others, Nature of/for Living by Jarosław Kozakiewicz.)
In the Experimentarium programme, among others:
The Experimentarium area at the XII Przemiany Festival is created by:
Centrala (Gosia Kuciewicz i Simone De Iacobis), Dryf (Karolina Ferenc, Agnieszka Kacprzak, Ryszard Rychlicki, Łukasz Szczepanowicz), DS Landschapsarchitecten, Marek Głogowski, Dr Magdalena Górska-Czekaj, Dr Maria Dębińska, Dr Małgorzata Gurowska, Jakub Szymański, Grow Your Own Cloud (Cyrus Clarke and Monika Seyfired), Jarosław Kozakiewicz, Stanisław Łoboziak, O-Innovations Limited, Studio Solarix, Venhoeven CS architecture+urbanism, Artur Zagajewski and the Copernicus Science Centre Biology laboratory team and the Inter-departmental Scientific Circle of Biologists at SGGW – the Botany section.