Professor of Circular Design Futures
Director, Centre for Circular Design
Rebecca Earley is a circular economy researcher, award-winning sustainable designer and team leader at Centre for Circular Design – a TCBL Lab – at University of the Arts London. In October 2021 she co-founded World Circular Textiles Day 2050, drawing together current academic and industry research into inspiring, shared visions which support a global community of changemakers. Rebecca has delivered EU-wide projects Mistra future fashion and Trash-2-Cash, and is currently leading the circular, local, bio-design fashion textile research for the Herewear project. She is also an advisor for the She Makes, a project that supports young girls and women in the industry.
Zehavit Baal Schem Reisin
Senior Vice President, Consumer Solutions Global Sales and Materials Business, Stratasys
Zehavit Baal Schem Reisin, is Stratasys Vice President, Head of EMEA and APJ Material Business, Design Segment and Stratasys 3D Fashion business. Brings over 25 years of project, product and business management experience in the printing industry (Scitex, Creo, Kodak), including over 15 years’ experience in 3D printing for Stratasys. Holds an MA and BA in Physics from Tel Aviv University and is a graduate of the Senior Business Management course at Recanati Graduate School for Business Administration at Tel Aviv University.
Professor of Craft at HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg
Jessica Hemmings is Professor of Craft at HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is Visiting Professor with the Doctoral School of MOME and was the Rita Bolland Fellow at the Research Centre for Material Culture, the Netherlands.
Co-Founder of Fabricademy and FabTextiles
Anastasia Pistofidou is a Greek architect specialized in digital fabrication technologies, design and education. She has a Master degree from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia 2010-2011 in Digital tectonics and a Bachelor Degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, department of Architecture in 2008. She currently works as the director of the FabTextiles research lab and the Fabricademy, A new Textile and Technology Academy. She combines the analog and the digital towards applied research focused on new materials, art and textiles.
Channel Services, Formlabs
Mark studied Industrial Product Design at MOME and at the University of Sopron, followed by a Master in Design for Emergent Futures at IaaC Barcelona. He is following the newest trends in future materials and sustainability. Recently joined Formlabs to gain experience in SLA & SLS 3D printing, guiding Formlabs partners in achieving optimal results using their printing ecosystem.
Chief Curator, Vitra Design Museum
Jochen Eisenbrand is Chief Curator at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, where he has been in charge of several exhibition projects including »Night Fever: Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today« (2018), »Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors« (2020) and most recently »Plastic: Remaking Our World« (2022). He also curated retrospectives on Alvar Aalto (2014) and Alexander Girard (2016). Jochen co-edited several exhibition catalogues as well as the »Atlas of Furniture Design« (2019).
Artist, Scientific Associate & Curator ZKM Karlsruhe
Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás has curated exhibitions at institutions of contemporary and media art worldwide since 2006, including at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe), Chronus Art Center (Shanghai), Ludwig Museum (Budapest) focusing on the genealogy and social impact of planetary computation and computer code, electronic surveillance and democracy, and synesthetic perception. Currently she is acting head of the international collaboration project entitled Beyond Matter at ZKM | Karlsruhe.
Dr. Jaron Rowan
Head of Research BAU, College of Arts and Design Barcelona
Dr. Rowan is coordinator is Head of Research at the BAU College of Arts and Design in Barcelona, where he also teaches the subject “Economics, business and design”. He wrote the books Emprendizajes en cultura (Traficantes de Sueños, 2010), Memes: inteligencia idiota, política rara y folclore digital (Capitan Swing, 2015) and Cultura libre de Estado (Traficantes de Sueños, 2016). He has also collaborated on and co-written books such as Innovación en Cultura (Traficantes de Sueños, 2009), Cultura libre digital (Icaria, 2012) and La tragedia del copyright (Virus, 2013) as well as contributing articles to news media and magazines.
Dr. Andrew Dent
EVP of Materials Research Material ConneXion
Director, Client Relations Material ConneXion
Dr. Nils-Krister Persson
Docent, University of Borås
Head of Smart Textiles Technology Lab
Nils-Krister Persson is head of Smart Textiles Technology Lab which is the organisation within the Smart Textiles initiative at University of Borås for research and innovation devoted to advanced textiles. He is also head of Persson research group Polymeric E-textiles. Nils-Krister has pioneered the work of smart textiles spanning activities from material science to applied devices. Conductive fibres, textile implants for remediation and urban climate control, actuating materials and assistive technologies for non-episodic treatments are some examples of his research interests
Mari-Ann Meigo Fonseca
Co-Founder & COO Gelatex
"Mari-Ann Fonseca is the co-founder and COO of Gelatex. Mari-Ann has an MBA degree in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management, has worked in product development and manufacturing optimization in the textile industry, and as a business consultant and a project manager of various EU-funded collaboration projects. Gelatex Technologies is an Estonian materials technology company and inventor of a high-speed cost-effective technology for nanofibers production. "
Senior Lecturer University of Applied Arts Vienna
Martin Reinhart studied with internationally renowned sound artist Bernhard Leitner at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In parallel to his studies, he was trained as a film technician – fist in Munich and later Hollywood. Since the mid 1990s he works as a media artist, filmmaker, photo and film historian and as media planner for exhibitions and museums. He is maybe best known for "tx-transform", a technique that allows to restructure time and space and his documentary „Dreams Rewires“ starring Tilda Swinton. Between 2000 and 2003 Martin was curator of photography and film at the Technical Museum Vienna (TMW) and between 2002-2010 he establishment and management the Westlicht Photographica Auction in Vienna. Around the same time he co-founded Indiecam Gmbh, a tech company building cameras that pioneered digital filmmaking. In recent years, intensive work on the organisation of new knowledge systems in cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Royal College of Art London. In this context he headed the two projects »Data Loam« and »Radical Matter« – both artistic research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund. Since 2021 Martin is senior lecturerer for the Art & Science department at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Sustainability Manager IKEA CZ, HU, SK
Barbora joined IKEA 2 years ago. Her main responsibility is to implement strategical goals of Ingka Group into day-to-day business and commercial goals of IKEA Retail, including 8 stores and 3 remote selling points. She also co-develops and drives the strategy leading to 2030 climate positivity, 100% circularity and positive societal impact. Before that She worked for other international brands in connection with sustainability and purchasing.
Business Development CEE Grown
Sofia Soledad Duarte Poblete
PhD Student in Design, Politecnico di Milano
Judit Eszter Kárpáti
Co-Founder, EJTECH Researcher, MOME Innovation Center