Biodesign

Ferran Adrià

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Architectures, Biodesign

Words by Meritxell Rosell (Twitter @dancingmoog)   “From time to time, Catalan good sense closes its eyes dnd lets things be”i Nicolau M. Rubió i Tudurí (Prologue to Viatges d’Alí Bei, 1932)   There is a very particular set of characteristics of Catalan people, what…

Ginkgo Bioworks

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Ana Sancho   Synthetic biology is believed to be one of our best chances to address some of the global issues of an expanding world population such as fuel and food. For those not familiar with the field, synthetic biology combines biology and…

Laia Mogas (DumoLab*)

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Architectures, Biodesign, Computing Art, Scout & Trends

Words by Sebastian Kamau (Twitter @ws_kamau)   Architect and Bio-practitioner Laia Mogas-Soldevila is at the forefront of developing tools that incorporate biology into the fabrication process. Her research studio, DumoLab*, a collaborative effort with Jorge Duró, uses and develops tools for studying structure and process…

Pinar Yoldas

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Biomedia, Scout & Trends

Words by Ana Sancho   Pinar Yoldas is one of those artists that makes you question the future and what it might entail. Her work draws on her cross-disciplinary career, which is no less impressive than her academic background, is a campaign to bring change…

Karolina Ferenc

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Sebastian Kamau (Twitter @ws_kamau)   What does it mean to be an emotional creature? How do we reconcile the prevailing human-centered design mindset with non-humans? Can lichens love? For Karolina Ferenc, a newly minted graduate of the masters program in Social Design from…

James Carnes

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_clotmag)   Massive hunting, fishing, agriculture, brought to scale by the industrial revolution and technological advances, have altered the environment and the atmosphere. Human beings have polluted the oceans and caused mass extinctions of plant and animal species to such…