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Design your own Shroud
with Susanne Duijvestein
Ever thought about what you will wear when you're dead? In the past it was customary in the Netherlands to make your own death shroud and keep it in your linen closet because you never know. Although this tradition has passed, the shroud has reappeared in our 21st century as a more sustainable…
The real story behind Natural Perfumery
Natural vs Synthetic. Is it really Eco?
"Natural is always better" a sentence we often hear, but is it really? Well, in perfumery, it is not as simple, and there is a twist to what is commonly known and followed. Chemistry came to add innovation, diversity and sustainability to fragrance raw materials. Using synthetic and chemically…
The Rat With Wings: A History
The pigeon has sunk deep - in the eyes of humans, at least. If the bird once stood for peace, knowledge and devotion, now it is mostly thought of in terms of fear and disgust. The animal itself doesn’t have anything to say about this new identity; as the intertwined history of pigeons and humans…
We are Growing Edible Flowers
15 meters from farm to plate
Mediamatic ETEN and the Aquaponics Farm together are aiding the growth of a project that started "rooting" its way into Mediamatic's collection a couple of years ago; and now with the arrival of this year's spring this project is in full bloom! If it isn't already obvious we are cultivating an…
From Packaging to Beaver Skin
How to build a mycelium pigeon tower roof #1
The pigeon and the mycelium are in joint agreement. Pigeons don’t nest on soggy surfaces and mycelium prefers high humidity, but don’t like the wet. It is critical: The tower needs a roof. But what is the right material?