Designing with Organisms
Art, design and bioculture
We're building an urban farm, experimenting with new forms of energy, and exploring biotechnology and eco-culture through art, community and design.
Mapping Amsterdam's cultural life with slime-mold
The objective of this experimental workshop is to re-explore and re-map Amsterdam. We will engage with the slime-mold and make use of its awesome cognitive skills, discovering new patterns in our little city. You can buy your tickets online.
Slime-molds are neither plants nor animals; their development cycle is unique. At the University of West-England, researchers constructed an agar-map of the UK by placing oat flakes according to the geographical locations of the nine most populous cities in the UK. After introducing a slime-mold colony to the map, the organism started developing patterns which, surprisingly, aligned with the existing motorway design; however, with some variations.
Have you ever thought you might find mycelium around your neck!?
Mycelium Pendant is a jewellery piece developed by Australian-based designer Elliat Rich.
Her work is focused on finding sustainable design solution that emphasize the "poetry of humble pleasure".
A new definition of sustainable design, indeed, not focused on new materials but more on a new way of thinking.
The Mycelium Pendant, for example, is a growing object and its owner is part of its formation or ... transformation, in a way.
In between two bezels a peace of regula...