Karina Czapiewska has been active in the field of floating development for more than 12 years. During her studies of Integrated Area Development, Real Estate and Housing and Technology in Sustainable Development at the Delft University of Technology, she founded her first company (DeltaSync) after winning the first prize for the global Delta’s in times of climate change contest. From that moment on, floating urban development has been on the top of her mind. Within two years, DeltaSync managed to complete the realization of its first design and building, the floating pavilion in Rotterdam.
A few years later, after changing the focus from inland water to oceans and seas, her second and third companies were founded: INDYMO and Blue21. INDYMO focuses on measuring the quality of water in waterbodies, and underneath and around floating structures all around the world. Blue21 helps governments, construction companies, project developers and innovators in reaching their goals in floating urban development. Blue21 is currently developing its own floating building block system and will finalize a pilot on floating solar panels for water retention areas in autumn this year.
At SHIFT 2020, Karina will be discussing the Floating island in the Baltic sea, and opportunities and challenges surrounding that.
SHIFT’s climate partner Chooose has agreed to offset the speaker’s CO2 emissions for six months, including their participation to SHIFT 2020.