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Future Under Our Skin 2019

The 2023 edition of Future Under Our Skin will be held on Tuesday, 28 November. Learn more about the event on the website.

18 april 2019 17:30
the future under our skin
Designlab university of twente

The current and future role of our skin in the quality of life

Watch the aftermovie of 'The Future Under Our Skin 2019' below:

why this event? 

Our skin can give information about our health, mood and surroundings. Medical and recreational tattoos have decorated humans for centuries. But we can inject other materials besides ink, such as sensing devices, nano- or bio-responsive materials. With the increased percentage of tattooed population in recent years new health challenges have emerged; but is also a unique possibility to “read from our own skin”, beyond an artistic design. 

We have invited scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, dermatologists, cosmetic permanent make-up technicians, tattoo artists, philosophers, and other experts. They will share with us their vision of the current and future role our skin has for improving the quality of life.

open event

This event is open to students, citizens in general as well as societal and governmental organisations around the different uses of our skin. The presence of scientists, medical doctors, tattoo artists and industry representatives is guaranteed. Then, we will all explore together the potential for co-creation with healthy citizens, patients, entreprises and other stakeholders.

If you want to hear from experts and share your own ideas, feel free to come to this Open Event!

It is possible to take the dish of the day (‘goed gevulde noedels met kippendij en satésaus en kroepoek’) in restaurant The Gallery (same building as DesignLab) at own costs (€7,85). Of course it is also possible to eat à la carte in Grand Café (https://www.gallerycatering.nl/).

  • Programme of the evening

    17:30 - 18:00

    Registration and coffee/tea

    18:00 - 18:05

    Opening - David Fernandez Rivas

    18:05 - 18:15

    Talk - Albert van den Berg, MESA+

    18:15 - 18:45

    Brain Art - Alberto Levy & David Fernandez Rivas

    18:50 - 19:00

    Talk - Nico Verdonschot, Technical Medical Centre

    19:00 - 19:10

    Talk - Chris van Hoof, IMEC

    19:10 - 19:40

    Panel discussion

    19:40 - 19:55


    19:55 - 20:00


Join us

contact the organiser

prof.dr.ir. D. Fernandez Rivas (David)