Intro to Biomaterials

Discover the world of grown materials, learn to grow your own biomaterials with Ali Schachtschneider and Annelie Koller. We will explore the use of bacteria and yeasts to mycelium and cells as the design materials of the future. Participants will learn the processes involved in growing materials and will create material samples to take home.

In this workshop you’ll learn about the exciting work of artists, designers and businesses who are leading the use of biomaterials in design. You’ll be introduced to various methods, protocol and DIY techniques, safe working practices, and the innovative concepts behind the the biodesign, and the growth of materials. Each participant will be guided in hands on material methods and will create their own samples to grow at home!