Schedule

Tech Day 2023: Organicism of Mars

Date:
Hour: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Place: Elisava (La Rambla, 30-32), Sala Aleix Carrió (1st floor)


This year's Tech Day conference series, entitled "Organicism of Mars", aims to highlight how design engineering, scientific research, speculative design, sustainability and the design ethics of the creative process allow us to envision and formulate approaches to new proposals that promote reflection on possible future scenarios and their needs; in particular, the relationship between humans and organic systems found on other planets, in this case Mars. The conference will reflect on recent space exploration projects and the need to take a critical look at them. For this reason, the intention is to reflect on the needs, considerations and ethical issues raised by the relationship between humans and organic systems from other planets.

Tech Day is part of the teaching activities programme of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering. The subject 'Design and Experimentation Project' organises an annual knowledge event focused on a specific topic. Its goal is to offer a broad overview of all possible factors for inspiring new design proposals that can be used by students and professionals interested in the presented topic.

The conference will feature presentations by professionals from the sector, outstanding Elisava Alumni projects and Master's and students from the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering.
 

 

Programme


9.45 a.m. - Access

10.00 a.m. - Introduction to the conference

  • Dr. Oscar Tomico, Head of Studies of the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering
  • Dr. Jessica Fernández, Director of the Master in Industrial Design Engineering / Head of the Project Area of the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering

10.20 a.m. - Dr. Carles Aragúz. Complex aerospace systems

11.00 a.m.- Dr. Daniele Porretta. The other Earth: Mars as utopia.

11.40 a.m. - Break

12.00 p.m. - Ricardo Zuccarelli and Clara Quinquilla. The after Mars (Elisava Alumni Master in Engineering)

12.20 p.m. - Marti Capdevila Terraformars (Elisava Alumni Degree in Engineering)

12.40 p.m. - Discussion and debate

1.00 p.m. - Presentation of students from the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering

1.30 p.m. - Final