Innovative Citizen: Mushroom Workshop

27 Sep 2014

Innovative Citizen is a festival about new urban skills with numerous workshops, performances, installations, lectures, parties and concerts. The Mediamatic mushroom team is traveling to Dortmund to be part of their workshop program.

Fungi are organisms that have an enormous cultural potential that we are only just starting to discover. Some people even claim that they will save the world. In this workshop you will learn how to grow mycelium and cultivate mushrooms in our very own cleanroom.


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For Mediamatic fungi are a source of new materials that can replace many synthetics in the 21st century. They play an important role in our food systems al well as having great symbolical value. Thats why we like to work with them on many levels.

During this workshop, we will make a substrate for the mushrooms to grow on. The substrate will be infected with spores in our own mobile DIY-Cleanroom. The Cleanroom is a sterile space, that prevents other spores and bacteria to contaminate the substrate. Participants can take the infected substrate home, where it will turn into mycelium and eventually in mushrooms, after 2 to 4 weeks. You will receive a handout that explains exactly what to do with the substrate at home.

Innovative Citizen

Innovatie Citizen is a 6 day festival with talks, presentations, workshops, exhibitions and excursions. Focussing on new urban skills. Take a look at their complete program here.

Innovatie Citizen. Mushrooms workshop.
Max 10 participants.