Interweaving Algal Biotechnology with Sustainable Urban Living
My practice-led research explores the intersection of textile and architectural design with algal biotechnology. This exploration is an attempt at synthesis of art, science and technology by imagining and materialising applications of algae culture for the urban environment. My creative inquiry aims to create new forms, aesthetics and functions of algae culture in the context of sustainability. Interdisciplinary practice methodologies and hybrid technologies are used to approach biological design practice, in collaboration with Imperial College. The research analyses interrelations between microalgae, the environment and urban living in materialist frameworks of Guattari, DaLanda and Deleuze.
MY NEXT presentation title is ‘A Paradigm Shift in Algae Culture: A New Form of Algae Culture and its Semi-living Materiality’