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Join us in Seattle on May 16 - 19, 2017 for the 11th annual Living Future unConference! Learn more and register here: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/.
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Thursday, May 18 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Material Health Hyggelig: Designing for Comfort, Delight, Nourishment
TRACK: The Hygge Room

Truly nourishing environs are crafted through materials that affect our social and emotional wellbeing. With its focus on qualities of adaptability, heritage and grace, the Danish practice of hygge can extend our approach beyond material chemistry to include human chemistry. We seek to identify how materials can provide health, rather than impede it. In this workshop we will facilitate a whole experience: an exploration of Net Positive Material, starting with our curated reinvention of the ‘conference’ space. Through atmospheric delight and supportive dialogue, this hyggelig aims to design materials for the simple goal of human welfare.

Speakers
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Jennifer Preston

Sustainable Design Director, BKSK Architects
Jennifer Preston leads the development of sustainable architectural solutions fostering wellness. As sustainable design director at BKSK Architects her priority is cooperative process. She integrates research with practice, attending to everything from specification and rating systems to building science, design simulation, and beauty. A research director at Columbia... Read More →
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Tristan Roberts

Executive Editor & Publisher, BuildingGreen, Inc.
In addition to his role at BuildingGreen, Inc. as Executive Editor and Publisher, Tristan Roberts was recently a guest researcher at Stanford University. He’s currently a little obsessive about supporting professionals in doing their best work so that their organizations can thri... Read More →
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James Wilson

Associate Editor, BuildingGreen, Inc.
As a member of BuildingGreen’s editorial team, James collaborates to produce content that aims to be useful and inspiring for the sustainable design community. His goal is to create narratives that shift perceptions about what sustainability is and could be. Independently, his current research interests are focused on ethnographic and embodied forms of design research and education. He has recently been engaged in a research project as the 2014 George G. Booth Traveling Fellow (University of Michigan). His project, concerned with the social, spatial and material cultures of Denmark as related to wellness, community and stewardship, is titled... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: St. Helen's (Mezzanine Level)