Biodesign

UNIT ONE; SEED PORTFOLIO

Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Biodesign 2021/2022

Central Saint Martins UAL

Nancy Diniz – Course Leader MA Biodesign, CSM, UAL

Alice Taylor – Lecturer of Biology and Living Systems MA Biodesign, CSM, UAL, Victoria Geaney – Associate Lecturer in Design Studios, MA Biodesign, CSM, UAL, Vassilis Skandalis – Associate Lecturer in Data Visualisation, MA Biodesign, CSM, UAL

Alejandro Luna – Associate Lecturer in Sustainability and Innovation, MA Biodesign, CSM, UAL

Lorraine Archer – Associate Lecturer MA Biodesign, University of Cambridge

Timotej Baca – Associate Lecturer in Visual Narratives, MA Biodesign, CSM, UAL

Briony Clarke – Associate Lecturer in Design Studios, MA Biodesign, CSM, UAL

Paula Camina – Graduate Teaching Assistant, MA Biodesign, CSM, UAL

Thomas Bugg – Graduate Teaching Assistant, MA Biodesign, CSM, UAL

Carole Collet – Director of Maison/0, CSM, UAL

Artificial Regenerative
Biological Machines

Created in collaboration with Liv Tsim, Maria Li, Nicole Hakim, Oladeji Awe, Yilin Han for UNIT ONE: SEED for MA Biodesign

| Tutors| Nancy Diniz - Course Leader MA Biodesign, Alice Taylor - Lecturer Biology and Living Systems, Alejandro Luna - Associate Lecturer in Sustainability and Innovation, Paula Camina - Graduate Teaching Assistant, Vassilis Skandalis – Associate Lecturer in Data Visualisation, Victoria Geaney – Associate Lecturer in Design Studios | MA Biodesign CSM UAL 2021/22

Biodesign

Scoby

A Scoby is a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast which grows as a skin on top of a fermenting drink, often kombucha. This video explains how I created a textile from this as its potential uses. 

I.Lewandowska

Mycelium Millinery

Mycelium is the root network of a mushroom. It's currently being developed into textiles, are inspiring textures, patterns and is being used in architecture. Here I explore the myco-composite in millinery, developing first a top hat and then a structural fascinator. 

The top hat is made from 100% mycelium, while the other was grown in two pieces, glued together and painted. The second isn't perfect, it's a start towards biomaterial product development and is a step towards the material revolution. 

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