Call for artists, designers and architects: Mycelium Design

Are you interested in exploring and developing bio-materials?

University Utrecht, Officina Corpuscoli and Mediamatic have set up a research project on the use of mycelium in design, art and architecture. We welcome designers, artists, scientists and architects, who are inspired by the potential of this new material, to work with us. We offer a network of experts to exchange knowledge and ideas, and the opportunity to collaborate with a research team of the Microbiology faculty of the UU. Moreover, we have built our own mobile Clean Room that is free to use for experiments.


Grow your own mushrooms workshop - Deze workshop heeft plaatsgevonden tijdens de Paddestoelen Paradijs tentoonstelling. Mensen hebben stap voor stap geleerd hoe ze zelf thuis paddestoelen kunnen kweken. Deze foto is genomen in de cleanroom, een speciale steriele ruimte waar de kans op besmetting met andere schimmels en bacteriën minimaal is. Govert de Jong

Mediamatic Bio Industry

The Mycelium Design research trajectory is part of the Mediamatic Bio Industry project, a broad techno-cultural program exploring the promising characteristics of various bio-materials such as mycelium – the potential plastic of the 21st century. Mediamatic organizes expert meetings as well as events and workshops for the public. Visit our website for more information on the program.

More information

Mediamatic is located at VOC-kade 10, 1018 LG Amsterdam. We are open to both short-term and long-term projects and ideas. If you are interested in participating, please get in touch with Merel Daniel.

Mediamatic Bio Industry is made possible by the DOEN foundation and the Mondriaan Fund. The Mycelium Design research trajectory is made possible by the NWO Creative Industry Grant.