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Future Materials Conference

Second edition on material innovation

28-29 September, 2023, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest

The Innovation Center of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design has organized its second Future Materials Conference in Budapest, Hungary. The event will provide a platform for designers, researchers, private sector representatives and students to present and discuss the latest trends in the field of material research and the materials industry via a combination of lectures, discussion sessions, and workshops.

The two-day event will examine the cutting-edge technologies and latest breakthroughs in material research and explore new frontiers in sustainable design and manufacturing through showcasing new materials made from waste.

Valentina Rognoli, Associate Professor and Sofia Soledad Duarte Poblete, PhD Candidate in Design at Politecnico di Milano will lead a workshop on material innovation processes. "Material Dialogues" will offer an overview of theoretical concepts in materials design, including its reframed historical evolution, the notion of material experiences, materials-driven design methods, and the role of the material designer. The workshop also fosters a practical activity of materials characterization and a discussion of the material designer as a professional practice.