The psilocybe cubensis is a mushroom that is relatively easy to grow. During this workshop, we will make a substrate for the mushrooms to grow on. This substrate will be infected with spores in our 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.
This workshop will take place at Mediamatic Fabriek (VOC-Kade, 10, Amsterdam) on Saturday 20 september from 14:00 to 16:00. The workshop will be given in English. Tickets are €50, including your own Magic Mushroom substrate kit. For more information please contact Rosa Kieft.
This event is part of Bio-me, a 3-day symposium and festival that celebrates designing with organisms. By inviting artist, designers, engineers, architects, scientist, farmers, chefs and the public, Bio-me aims to create a shared knowledge environment and production space to investigate the social, technological and cultural implications and potential of Fungal and Bio-based materials through art, architecture and design. More info here.
Mediamatic Bio Industry is made possible by the DOEN foundation and the Mondriaan Fund.