Angelo Vermeulen is a space systems researcher, biologist, artist, and keynote speaker. In 2009 he initiated SEAD (Space Ecologies Art and Design), an international transdisciplinary network for critical inquiry and hands-on experimentation. Angelo has been working on biological life support with the European Space Agency. In 2013 he was Crew Commander of the first NASA-funded HI-SEAS Mars simulation. At Delft University of Technology, he is working on bio-inspired concepts for interstellar exploration.
Angelo studied new interstellar systems for astronauts that include long travel and growing food. For his talk at Food Friction, Angelo will present a vision for the future in which space exploration is conceived with an ecological and bio-inspired sensibility and in which life on Earth develops in symbiosis with progress in space.