Biophilia Summit/

Organiser: Living Future Europe

Event Detail



7 June, 2023


Living Future Europe


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The Biophilia Summit is a first of its kind cutting-edge one day event gathering biophilic lovers from all over Europe and beyond, focused on bringing together the latest research, disciplines, and best practices around biophilic topics in fields as architecture, fashion, art, psychology, leadership and many others, learning from key players and biophilic advocates, with the aim to create conversations and advance awareness and practice.

Times are CEST (UTC+2)


10:00 – 10:10 Welcome & Intro Carlo Battisti

10:10 – 11:00 Biophilic Design across borders: a keynote dialogue between East and West with the Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award 2022-2023 winners [ARCHITECTURE]

Yoshiaki Komatsu | JR Kumamoto Railway Station Building (Japan)
Gijs Bruggink | De Verwondering (The Netherlands)
Moderation: Carlo Battisti

11:00 – 11:20 Designing cities & buildings with Nature in mind [ARCHITECTURE]

Jérémy Durand | BiodiverCity®: a tool for integrating and evaluating biophilia for buildings and neighborhoods
Moderation: Carlo Battisti

11:20 – 11:35 BIOPHILIC BREAK

11:35 – 12:20 The role of biophilic lighting design in regenerative architecture [LIGHT]

Wim aan de Stegge | Biophilic Lighting Design
Paolo Creati | Lighting design as a strategy for inclusion
Martina Frattura | The Beauty Movement
Moderation: Nuria Muñoz Arce

12:20 – 13:00 Nature as therapy. The psychology of Human connection to Nature. [PSYCHOLOGY]

Rita Trombin | Heal the World with Awe
Anicee Carolyn Bauer | Spiritual Design – a journey from head to heart
Moderation: Rita Trombin

13:00 – 14:00 BIOPHILIC BREAK

Escape from laptops

14:00 – 14:30 Virtual Environments and Biophilic Patterns: Opportunities and Challenges for Mimicking and Enhancing Real-World Natural Experiences (AI Generated Title) [ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE]

Martin Brown
Jelena Brajkovic
Moderation: Martin Brown

14:30 – 15:15 From field to fashion: exploring the intersection of Biophilic design [FASHION, AGRICULTURE]

Rachel Sheila Kan
Toby Diggens
Moderation: Martin Brown

15:15 – 15:45 Through the lenses of Biophilia: a dialogue around Photography [PHOTOGRAPHY]

Christian Passeri
in conversation with Carlo Battisti

15:45 – 16:00 BIOPHILIC BREAK

16:00 – 16:40 The Healing Power of Nature: Biophilia in Healthcare facilities [HEALTH]

Terri Peters | Biophilic Design Strategies for Long-Term Care Environments
Natali Ghawi | Biophilic Design in End-of-Life Care
Amelia Chasey | Healing By Design – Biophilic Design in Healthcare
Moderation: Martin Brown

16:40 – 17:00 Neuroscience insight on love, empathy, and beauty in architecture [NEUROSCIENCE]

Marta Delgado
Moderation: Carlo Battisti

17:00 – 17:30 The future of Biophilia

A chat with biophilia champions, feat.
John Ennis
Erin Rovalo
Richard Piacentini
Moderation: Vanessa Champion

17:30 – 17:40 Closing remarks

Carlo Battisti

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