Making Space - Intro to Biomaterials for Design Workshop with Annelie Koller

When

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm

2017-11-08 18:00:00 2017-11-08 21:00:00 America/New_York Making Space - Intro to Biomaterials for Design Workshop with Annelie Koller Fishbowl Forum at the D. H. Hill LibraryD. H. Hill LibraryFishbowl Forum at the D. H. Hill Library2 Broughton Dr. Campus Box 7111 Raleigh, NC 27695-7111

Where

  • Fishbowl Forum at the D. H. Hill Library
    D. H. Hill Library
    Fishbowl Forum at the D. H. Hill Library
    2 Broughton Dr.
    Campus Box 7111
    Raleigh, NC 27695-7111

Workshop Description

Join architect and biohacker, Annelie Koller, as she aims to demystify the brave new world of biodesign with a workshop using living organisms. She will introduce you to some DIY (or GIY*) techniques to grow your own biomaterials and explore biological systems as a valuable tool in design thinking.

This workshop will use organisms such as bacteria, yeast and mushroom mycelium to create a range of materials from cellulose "leather" to mycelium building materials. These tools can be used for prototyping and help expand the participants thinking on how this may be applied in a new direction of design, and ultimately change the way we make consumer products. This new way of manufacturing and materials will soon disrupt the resource-depleting methods we currently use.

Participants will leave the understanding of how the building blocks of life that can be used in design and protocols that they can safely use at home to experiment and explore further. Be prepared to get your hands dirty, but keep your organisms clean.

*Grow it yourself

Workshop is open to all NCSU faculty, students, and staff. 

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ABOUT ANNELIE KOLLER


Through the lens of biology, technology, and human ecology, Annelie Koller seeks to develop a new language of design for a better future. She is currently an experience design lead at the biotech startup, Modern Meadow, the first company to grow sustainable collagen-based materials in a lab. She is a founding member of the New York-based Lady Tech Guild that aims to empower women in the emerging manufacturing industry. She also co-produces the Biofabricate summit that showcases the current world of biologically grown materials for consumer applications.  She holds a part-time lecturing post at the Parsons School of Design and is a past resident of the art and technology foundation, Eyebeam. She graduated with an M.Arch degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons, New York.
 

 

 

Other Information

The Making Space Series is generously sponsored by Pentair.