Biodesign

Melissa Sterry

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

  Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @lula_clotmag)   Hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, heat waves, droughts, tornadoes and eruptions are commonly known as natural disasters for most people, but what if it’s a cry for help from Earth? The climate crisis could have a positive impact in…

Jaime Tai

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Contributors, Scout & Trends, Wearable Technology

  Words by Cathrine Disney (Twitter @CathrineDisney) Central Saint Martins MA Material Futures graduate and designer-researcher hybrid, Jaime Tai, is blurring the boundaries between design and science, building facts and ideas into tangible multi-layered scenarios. Tai’s work encourages us to think big about the future and the implications…

Alberto T. Estévez

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

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @lula_clotmag)   The public understanding of genetics —how we know it or how it interfaces with the society— and its application in medicine and science has changed during the last two decades. The development of genetic engineering —the process of adding DNA to…

Zoë Hough

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

  Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @lula_clotmag) Speculative designer and artist Zoë Hough is blending the boundaries between science, politics, society and art to stimulate debate and reflection around issues regarding happiness or aging and its consequences. Zoë Hough uses speculative design as a tool and…

Marlene Huissoud

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Recycling waste into new materials and products is one of the most favorable actions that we are willing to do in order to be more sustainable and protect the environment. Nevertheless, what if materials could be made using insects and their…

Meital Tzabari

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) I met Meital Tzabari —Israeli London-based furniture and product designer and maker— at the Designersblock exhibition during London Design Festival 2014. There she showed me her current project Re:connect. Re:connect consists in the development of a new sustainable material made from pressed…

Alexandra Kehayoglou

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) My first exposure to Alexandra’s work was at Dries Van Noten Spring 2015 RTW Fashion Show. Based in Argentina and with an intense cultural heritage Alexandra Kehayoglou is a visual artist who looks back into her roots and crafts large grassland…

Laura Daza

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Laura Daza is not only a designer and an artist but also a colour hunter and maker. Colombian-born but living and working in London I did not meet her personally during London Design Festival where she was showcasing her amazing project Colour…

Effie Koukia

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Many everyday products —plastics, inks, vaseline or cosmetics— are made of petroleum, a fossil made up of refined crude oil which has a negative environmental impact. Petroleum and its derivates are presents as well in many art products and graffiti art equipment…

Ella Bulley

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane) is a perennial grass cultivated for the production of sugar and other raw materials. Most of us when we see the sugarcane think of the white and brown sugar crystals that sweeten our drinks and desserts. However, Ella Bulley,…