This was the #Astroplant Hackathon

This was the #Astroplant Hackathon: two days full of new insights, futuristic ideas as well as practical concepts, and a much more complete AstroPlant prototype, thanks to 35 participants diving into the case wholeheartedly, Four relevant and interesting presentations were the result of these days: i) A possible educational program and approach, including a mockup of […]

Chloé Rutzerveld about designing food for space

Young and not just talented and promising, but also living up to the expectations. Our opening keynote for day 2 of the hackathon, Chloé Rutzerveld, is a critical food designer who explores and challenges food production and consumption. Her projects demonstrate a fascination of nature, the human body and the strange relationship people have with […]

Association for Vertical Farming at the AstroPlant Challenge

One of our speakers at the upcoming AstroPlant challenge is Zjef van Acker. He is an applied bio-engineer from Belgium who has been on a vertical farming quest since 2012. Zjef believes that a vertical farm in all its beauty and magnificence, can become an icon of change. Zjef combines his passion for vertical farming […]

Exploring Mars: HI-SEAS crew member Lucie Poulet

At the first eve of the upcoming AstroPlant hackathon we will listen to and be inspired by French scientist and space explorer Lucie Poulet. She will talk about her experiences during the HI-SEAS mission and the psychology of long duration missions to Mars. She will also explore the concept of growing plants in space, especially […]

Final program #AstroPlant 7-8 April

Howdy space geeks! Here the updated and probably final program of our upcoming hackathon… Day 1 Be there at 2pm! 1415-1430 Opening by Thieme Hennis (Border Labs) & Emma van der Leest (BlueCity) 1430-1500 Keynote “Biology as Guiding Paradigm for Interstellar Travel” Angelo Vermeulen (TU Delft) 1500-1545 Lightning talks by experts/facilitators (5-10 minutes) Zjef van […]

Angelo Vermeulen at the AstroPlant Challenge

None other than Angelo Vermeulen is our first confirmed speaker for the AstroPlant Challenge. Angelo Vermeulen is a space systems researcher, biologist, and community artist. With his multidisciplinary background, Vermeulen collaborates closely with practicing scientists, while also constructing multimedia installations in galleries and museums, and building communities through design and co-creation. In 2009 he initiated SEAD […]

AstroPlant #spacefarming Challenge

Date: 7 April 14:00-22:00 & 8 April 9:00-18:00 Where: BlueCity Rotterdam The hackathon where urban and space farmers meet! Always wanted to be a space farmer? Now you can. Work with the European Space Agency during this 2-day space farming hackathon at circular space village BlueCity Rotterdam! The program will be announced this month, but expect […]