Call for Mushroom Farmers

Think about the favela's mushroom lab

18 dec 2012

Are you a mushroom freak/lover, a DIY-biologist or are you just interested in knowing more about these fantastic organisms, their skills and their potential applications? Or do you need a clean-room space to experiment with other type of micro-organisms for the development of a new project? Come and brainstorm with us.


Clean room at Mediamatic BANK - Part of the Paddestoelen Paradijs exhibition. Anna Meijer

Mediamatic is currently migrating from the location on Vijzelstraat (Mediamatic Bank)
to the great halls of the Van Gendthallen, on the Oostenburgereiland. Here we are gradually building our Freezing Favela. Mediamatic will need new facilities to continue research on new materials deriving from fungal organisms (mushroom-based materials).

On Tuesday December 18th at 17.30, we're going to meet and brainstorm about needs and strategies for building the clean-room at Mediamatic Fabriek. After our first meeting
Slum Session#4 will take place: feel free to come and join! Don't forget to RSVP here to get some hot soup.

Would you like to join the mushroom brainstorm? Please RSVP or send an e-mail to

Don't waste this opportunity to become part of our "Utopian Self-Sustaining City"!

Freezing Favela

Freezing Favela is a small city within Mediamatic Fabriek. Builders, cooks and other makes have been given the possibility to claim a part of the big industrial hall as their own. They work on their projects autonomously, but like in any other community, materials, space and functions have to be shared. Favela citizens are making tosti's from scratch, paper from cow shit, furniture from cardboard, and food from our very own aquaponics farm. And everyone is welcome to contribute. Build this city with us.