BAD – Postponed: Symposium, exhibition and inauguration address Elvin Karana

What if our everyday artefacts were alive – could sense, grow, adapt and eventually die? How would we work, live and cohabit with them? Join us to converse with and about living artefacts during the symposium, exhibition and inauguration address of Elvin Karana entitled STILL ALIVE. Due to the extraordinary circumstances around the coronavirus, we are obliged to postpone the event. There is no clarity yet about new dates.

From algae to bacteria, we will discuss what ‘living organisms’ might offer the everyday world and how design can facilitate the symbiosis with them. As such living artefacts acquire new agency and interactional possibilities, questions like how we keep them alive, how we live with them, how we communicate their potentials to a broader audience, what opportunities they might offer for society and the environment in general, become critical. The STILL ALIVE event will touch upon these critical questions with renowned invited speakers and panellists from art, design and science.

| Inaugural address by Elvin Karana (Chair of Biobased Art and Design, Caradt) and opening of the exhibition
| Symposium with three panel sessions with renowned invited speakers


Entrance is free, but all attending are kindly asked to register as places are limited.

Still Alive 2020

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015CB Rotterdam

Find more information about the programme and the event on the website or follow the Instagram page.

Still Alive is organized by Caradt, Avans University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with TU Delft and Willem de Kooning Academy.


Due to the extraordinary circumstances around the coronavirus, we are obliged to postpone the STILL ALIVE event. A new date for STILL ALIVE is not yet settled. As soon as we gain more clarity on the corona situation, we will communicate the new dates.