New Order Fest Day 2: Energy of Art and Future of Energy

In what ways does energy lie at the root of art and architecture? How does it form our politics and our civilizations? Why is sustainability such a dirty word? Will climate change also change our beauty standards?

29 Oct 2011

We invited Sascha Pohflepp, Liam Young and Martti Kalliala to give 20-minute presentations on their work as artists, architects, and visionaries. All of the invited speakers approach the theme of technological and ecology as a domain for creative thinking. Followed by a Q&A (moderated by Katja Novitskova and Rory Hyde) and drinks.


Landscape Futures Lead -


Liam Young

educator / architect / design fictions, AA, London

Liam Young currently lives and works in London as an independent designer, futurist, critic and curator. Liam was named by Blueprint magazine as one of 25 people who will change architecture and design in 2010. He is a founder of the think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today, a group whose work explores the consequences of fantastic, perverse and underrated urbanisms and teaches award winning design studios around the world.
His projects deploy fictional near-future scenarios as critical instruments for instigating debate about the social, architectural and political consequences of emerging biological and technological futures.

Sascha Pohflepp

artist / designer, synthetic biology, RCA, London

Sascha Pohflepp is an artist, designer and writer, born in Cologne, Germany.
He is interested in past and future technologies, notions of art, business and idealism, what they mean to us and how they inform which worlds come true and which worlds are discarded. He aims to create social objects in which we can see ourselves differently.

Martti Kalila

architect / writer, Helsinki

Martti Kalliala (b. 1980) is a Finnish architect currently based in London with a broad notion of the professional territory of the contemporary spatial practitioner.
Currently Kalliala is editing and co-writing a book titled Better Dreams with Jenna Sutela and Tuomas Toivonen for Sternberg Press’ Solution series to be published in 2011. The book proposes a number of cultural, economical and social pragmatic utopian projects for Finland.

More information

New Order Fest takes place on October 27, 29 and 30. Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68 Amsterdam. Doors open at 19.30, program starts at 20.00. Tickets €2.- excl. membership. If you don't have a membership card yet, you can purchase one at the door for €5,-. It's valid until December 1st, 2011.