‘System Synthetics’ is a multidisciplinary design-research project, aiming to explore and strengthen the importance of a collaborative relationship between designers and scientists. The project comes as an innovative approach to one major issue within human society, being the harmful consequences of man-made synthetic materials, plastics, for human health and functioning of ecosystems.
The possibility of encouraging a new symbiosis between fungal organisms to face the dangerous results of the so-called ‘human development’, together with the potential of obtaining useful and beneficial outcomes (energy), are the key- points of the project.
To this end, the project presented is in fact the first step towards a longer research-process for designing a new life-form by creating an intimate (endo-)symbiotic relationship between the two selected organisms.
Within this context, ‘System Synthetics’ aims to inspire the public and to promote a debate about the potential benefits which could derive from of a ‘man-made’ evolution of life.