Workshop: Antoni Gandia

Workshop: Magic Mushrooms

Mushrooms are magic. Grow your own!

20 Sep 2014

Fungi will play a key role in the future. Get high on your own supply and learn all about these promising organisms. In our cleanroom you will learn the secrets of the mushroom cultivation, and specifically, how to germinate spores of Psilocybe cubensis on a home-made substrate.

Buy your ticket now, an click on the "buy ticket" button in the left upper corner. After the workshop you can enjoy some delicious fermented foods at Fermentology!


Psilocybe cubensis on two brown rice flour cakes - Young specimens of P. cubensis Photograph made by Joshua Hutchins, found on Mushroom Palace's website.

Please note that we've changed the time of the workshop from 14:00 to 16:00.

Psilocybe Cubensis

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, following the famous PF Tek (Psilocybe Fanaticus Technique). 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.


Magic Mushroom Workshop
Saturday 20th, 16:00 - 18:00
Tickets: €50,00 incl Club Mediamatic Membership.
A Magic Mushroom Substrate Kit is included in the ticket.

The workshop will be given in English.
For further information please contact Rosa Kieft or Antoni Gandia.

Why we work with fungi

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. 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. That why we like to work with them on many levels.


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.


Inflated Clean Room - Rob van der Burg is cooking the straw substrate for the 3D printed canal house.

Mediamatic Bio Industry is made possible by the DOEN foundation and the Mondriaan Fund.

We also would like to thank Mondo Mycologicals BV (Amsterdam), Online Musketers BV (Amsterdam) and the Mushroom Research Center Austria (MRCA) (Innsbruck) for the lab equipment and the fungal strains provided for this workshop.