Parsons Paris

Parsons Paris.

Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart: Cradle to Cradle - Beyond Sustainability

6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Dr. Michael Braungart, professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Uni Twente and Leuphana Universität Lüneburg is co-founder with architect William McDonogh of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry in Charlottesville, Virginia. Together they invented the design concept Cradle to Cradle®, based on the Intelligent Product System (IPS) developed by Braungart’s company EPEA (Environmental Protection and Encouragement Agency).

Cradle to Cradle® is based on three principles:  Everything is designed to be a nutrient of something else (waste=food). Everything is produced by renewable energy from current solar income. Everything contributes to diversity–be it conceptual, cultural or biological.

Dr. Braugart will be joined in discussion by SCE faculty Ioanna Theocharopoulou PhD, and Dr. Andres Lepik,

This event is sponsored by the Goethe Institut New York, and hosted by Parsons the School of Design.


Parsons East Building, 25 East 13th Street, 2nd floor

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

Contact Information:

Alan Bruton