Talks

Next Nature talks present a richer understanding of nature. Our speakers present inspiring Stories for Change: new narratives on possible and preferable futures in which biology and technology are fusing. Curious?

Our promise to you

Our talented speakers will deliver an engaging and inspirational talk of 10-60 minutes about a topic related to next nature, supported by high quality visualization and multimedia (images, video). We aim to create a paradigm shift in your thinking about nature and technology for your audience.

When to book us?

– You are organizing an event and you are looking for
high quality content around the theme of nature and technology
– You want to inspire your audience with a groundbreaking philosophy,  thought provoking concepts and stunning visuals
– You want to effectuate a paradigm shift with your audience

What is Next Nature?

Technology is our Next Nature

Sex in the Next Nature

3D printed food: The future of healthy eating

Digital detox: Disconnect to reconnect?

Topics
  1. Next Nature: How technology becomes nature

    The next nature philosophy radically shifts your notion of nature. Our image of nature as static, balanced and harmonic is naive and up for reconsideration. Where technology and nature are traditionally seen as opposed, they now appear to merge or even trade places.

    Speakers:
    Koert van Mensvoort
    Floris Kaayk
    Hendrik-Jan Grievink
    Chloé Rutzerveld
    Ruben Baart
    Jasna Rok
    Lewis Just
    Lisanne Buik
    Elise Marcus
    Mathilde Nakken

  2. Bio Design

    Bio design crosses the border between the ‘made’ and the ‘born’. Enabling living organisms as essential design elements, it bring us products that adapt, grow, sense and repair themselves. A happy marriage between biology and technology.

    Speakers:
    Koert van Mensvoort
    Floris Kaayk
    Hendrik-Jan Grievink
    Chloé Rutzerveld
    Ruben Baart
    Mathilde Nakken

  3. Humane Technology

    We must be mindful about how we engage with technology: what we use it for, why, and whether it helps or hinders us. As we can redirect our technological growth, why shouldn’t we direct it towards humans? Let’s design the future with people, not things, in mind.

    Speakers:
    Koert van Mensvoort
    Floris Kaayk
    Hendrik-Jan Grievink
    Ruben Baart
    Jasna Rok
    Lisanne Buik

  4. Future Food

    What will you be having for breakfast, lunch or dinner in 2050? Where will this food be sourced? And how will it be prepared? Edible insects? A hamburger made from in vitro meat? Or personalized vegetables?

    Speakers:
    Koert van Mensvoort
    • Ira van Eelen
    Hendrik-Jan Grievink
    Chloé Rutzerveld
    Mathilde Nakken

  5. ECO coin

    Would the rain forest still be destroyed if we could pay people to let the trees stand? The ECO coin is an alternative currency to express environmental value. This is how we connect economy and ecology.

    Speakers:
    Koert van Mensvoort
    Lewis Just

  6. Wild Systems

    We know that the world’s climate is changing, in large part thanks to us. As this process accelerates, a growing number of scientists are looking at geoengineering; changing the climate itself to confront the rising dangers.

    Speakers:
    Koert van Mensvoort

Speakers
  1. Koert van Mensvoort

    Artist and philosopher. The discovery of Next Nature has been the most profound experience in his life so far. It is his aim to better understand our co-evolutionary relationship with technology and help set out a track towards a future that is rewarding for both humankind and the planet at large.

    Topics:
    • Next Nature
    • Bio Design
    • Humane Technology
    • Future Food

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  2. Floris Kaayk

    Floris Kaayk is a digital artist and filmmaker. He is a master in the creation of futuristic fairy tales (and nightmares), in which he manages to involve a large audience through the inventive use of transmedia storytelling. 

    Topics:
    • Next Nature
    • Bio Design

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  3. Hendrik-Jan Grievink

    Hendrik-Jan Grievink is designer at Next Nature Network since 2007. He is an expert in translating philosophy into clear-cut objects and experiences.

    Topics:
    • Next Nature
    • Bio Design
    • Humane Technology
    • Future Food

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  4. Chloé Rutzerveld

    Chloé Rutzerveld is a critical food designer who explores and challenges food production and consumption. She is fascinated by nature, the human body and the (strange) relationship people have with food.

    Topics:
    • Next Nature
    • Future Food

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  5. Ruben Baart

    Ruben works as the editor-in-chief at Next Nature Network. With a broad interest in technological developments and their impact on the society as a whole, he is considered a human radar for all next nature related topics and themes.

    Topics:
    • Next Nature
    • Bio Design
    • Humane Technology

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  6. Jasna Rok

    Jasna Rokegem is a young pioneer who combines innovative fashion with cutting-edge technology. She shows the endless possibilities of technology and science today, by making them visible, tangible and understandable for the big audience through interactive fashion.

    Topics:
    • Humane Technology
    • Future Fashion

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  7. Lewis Just

    As a post disciplinary designer, Lewis explores the intersection of the biosphere, technosphere and economy using a systems and human-centric approach. His role at Next Nature is to explore the future of money by helping to develop the ECO coin.

    Topics:
    • Next Nature
    • ECO coin

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  8. Lisanne Buik

    Lisanne Buik is a speaker, writer, experience designer and entrepreneur who invents stories, experiences, communities and tools to help organizations and professionals navigate the uncertainty of this technological moment with grace.

    Topics:
    • Humane Technology
    • Next Senses

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  9. Ira van Eelen

    Ira is the daugther of the godfather of in vitro meat, Willem van Eelen. As a passionate advocate of her father’s legacy, she aims to bring in vitro meat to the market. Ira advises on all aspects of in vitro meat and has extensive knowledge and insights to inspire people around the globe.

    Topics:
    • Food Technology

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  10. Elise Marcus

    As a sustainability designer, Elise Marcus is developing new ways for humans to connect with each other and their surroundings.

    Topics:
    • Next Nature
    • Humane Technology

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  11. Mathilde Nakken

    Mathilde is a young design graduate from the Design Academy Eindhoven. At the ‘Food non Food’ department, she discovered her drive to create projects that focus on science and technology, landscapes and food.

    Topics:
    • Next Nature
    • Food Technology

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