This workshop focuses on biomaterials, bio-inspired, and biological materials. We attempt to mix biology and material science with design thinking and rapid prototyping. The aim of this workshop is to connect local researchers, artists and designers to explore new applications of biomaterials. We encourage participants to explore alternative ways of conducting scientific research in an interdisciplinary setting.
#Collaboration #Biomimicry #RapidPrototyping #DIY #Research #Transdisciplinarity
The workshop consisted of 2 day and hosted at EPFL and Hackarium in Lausanne. Participants worked on an interdisciplinary project around bioinspired and biomaterials. The programme includes 2D printing with Bacteria, alginate encapsulation, bio-printing, kombucha processing, prototyping, and series of participatory lectures.
The three main take away of the workshop was:
Understand physical + biological property of biomaterials
Being playful with materials
Consider how the objects you design interacts with local environments
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