Boeklancering Solar Futures
Solar Futures illustrates what we need to know to transition from solar technology to solar design using everyday integrated aesthetic solutions.
Solar Futures: How to Design a Post-Fossil World with the Sun by solar designer Marjan van Aubel explores the future of solar energy. Solar energy needs a new narrative - one that says goodbye to old perspectives and only talks about the efficiency and the payback time of blue solar panels. This publication illustrates what we need to know to transition from solar technology to solar design using everyday integrated aesthetic solutions.
The book is divided into three parts: the first part explains how we designed with the sun in the past, providing a visual timeline of the historical development of solar power. The second part discusses the present: Where are we now and what is solar design? It provides examples of innovative solar design in architecture, fashion, mobility and product design. Finally, the last part looks at the future and asks how we can ensure solar energy does not become the asbestos of the 21st century. For this book Marjan van Aubel interviewed various experts from the field such as Paola Antonelli, MoMA, Ben van Berkel, founder of UNStudio, Lex Hoefsloot, founder of Lightyear, Marjan Minnesma, activist and many more.
After a welcome by publisher Eleonoor Jap Sam, an introduction will be given by Matylda Krzykowski, moderator of the event. Author Marjan van Aubel will give a presentation of the book about the design and content. A panel discussion will be held with the interviewees. After the presentation of the first copy there will be the opportunity to purchase to book at NAI Booksellers and get your copy signed.
Thursday 8 September, 13:30
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25 3015 CB Rotterdam