About the Mycelium Project
This is step 2 in Mediamatic's mycelium research (the first step was the exhibition Paddestoelen Paradijs). In 2014 we will continue our interest in design with fungi. Through an open call we've invited artists and designers to participate in the Myco Design Lab, an interdisciplinary lab in collaboration with the University of Utrecht and Officina Corpuscoli. Also we are looking into the possibilities of using mycelium as building material.
The biotalks are a monthly lecture series that put artists, designers and scientists on stage to tell about their work and research. How will designing with organisms change our perspective on art, design and food? At the biotalks new stories, insights and materials are presented.
Together with our beer curator Henriëtte Waal we organise a monthly gathering concerning radical beer design. We invite special brewers, beer designers and other thinkers and do-ers that are working with yeasts, wild yeasts and fermentations to tell their story and exchange thoughts.
Mediamatic Bio Industry is made possible by the DOEN Foundation en the Mondriaan Fund.