Tuesday 14th November

The story

Day 6 at the DIF closed our with a spicy session featuring the author of Move Fast and Break Things, Jonathan Taplin, and there's a little bit of something for everyone on Day 7. From thinking about what we'll need to do to make inter-planetary travel a success, to what a circular city could look like, through to what human history can tell us about the future.

A big topic to follow later this afternoon (GMT time) is the topic of future food systems and the challenge of feeding a global population of nine to ten billion by 2050. At 16:00 GMT, the University of Sao Paulo's Weber Amarel how circular and regenerative agriculture can contribute to a food system that makes better use of resources and creates more value in the future. Shortly after that, we'll see innovation in action with startup Algama, who will describe how Microalgae could be the untapped resource that helps to feed the future.

A Distributed Manufacturing Story

Did you see Cranfield University's animation newly released yesterday? 

A shoe mum explains to her shoe child how digital technologies are disrupting manufacturing systems.

Two quick session recommendations


Feeding the World Through Circular and Regenerative Agriculture - 16:00 GMT 

Demand for agricultural products is estimated to increase around 50% by 2030 as the global population increases. How can we feed the world without compromising water resources, biodiversity and the capacity of these complex landscapes to provide other environmental services? 

Design & Architecture

Next-Level Design and Architecture - 17:00 GMT 

What if every single act of design and construction improved the state of the world? During this live session we’ll put questions to Amanda Sturgeon, CEO of the International Living Future Institute, and Matthew VanSweden, a designer who has helped meet the LBC criteria. Join us to find out more about how this design challenge operates, and what it hopes to achieve.

DIF Top Tip

Don't forget to check out our playlists section - where content is collected around the DIF 2017 themes, the circular economy and languages including: French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. 

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