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Manchester Museum, Cities at Manchester and the Biospheric Studio present Leading Thinker – Istvan Kenyeres Friday 20 November 5.30-8.30pm

November 16, 2015

Manchester Museum and Cities at Manchester are pleased to be working with the Biospheric Studio to host leading thinker, Istvan Kenyeres to speak on Friday 20 November 5.30-8.30pm, as part of the Massive Change series.

Vincent Walsh, Chief Executive of Biospheric Studio, and Istvan Kenyeres, founder of Organica Water and the Biopolus Group in Budapest will debate the future possibilities for biological tech development within Manchester. Paul Lancaster of Tech North and Andrew Karvonen of The University of Manchester will further discuss the opportunities and challenges of this approach.

This event will take place in Manchester Museum’s newest space – The Study, where the Biospheric Studio has installed the first enclosed aquaponic system in a Museum environment.

To book please visit mcrmuseum.eventbrite.com

Massive Change Two: Pop Goes the Biosphere:

Ecological Infrastructure for Smart City Growth

By using technology-based solutions to bring nature back into cities we can realise health, economic and cultural benefits, make cities resilient in the face of global competition and climate change, and establish them as a core driver of the shift to smart city growth.

On the 20th November 2015 Kate Chappell, Executive Member

for Environment, Manchester City Council, will set out the vision for Manchester’s smart growth over the coming decade.

Vincent Walsh, Chief Executive of Biospheric Studio, and Istvan Kenyeres, founder of Organica Water and the Biopolus Group in Budapest will debate the future possibilities for biological tech development within Manchester. Paul Lancaster of Tech North and Andrew Karvonen of The University of Manchester will further discuss the opportunities and challenges of this approach.

Format

Opening by Cllr Kate Chappell, Executive Member for Environment, MCC

Hosted by Vincent Walsh, Biospheric Studio

Panel:

Dr Istvan Kenyeres (Budapest)

President of the Biopolus Group

Previously President & CEO of Organica Technologies

Dr Andrew Karvonen, Co-Director, Cities@Manchester

Manchester Architecture Research Centre, School of Environment,

Education and Development

Paul Lancaster, Tech North (Manchester)

Community Engagement Manager

This Massive Change Event by the Biospheric Studio is generously sponsored by:

Timing:

5.30pm Reception with refreshments

6.00pm Welcome by Kate Chappell

6.15pm Overview by Istvan Kenyeres

6.45pm Panel Discussion hosted by Vincent Walsh

7.30pm Discussion open to audience

8.00pm Closing remarks followed by opportunity for informal discussion

8.30pm Event finishes

Refreshments

It’s a friday. Refreshments will bring togther a mix of alcoholic and nonalcholic

drinks infused with black, apple and lemon mint leaves fresh

from the aquaponic system on the third floor. These will be served

with artisan vegan sweet and savoury nibbles. We aim for the food

and drink to be just as delicious as the debate!

 

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