Biodesign

Agi Haines

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

  Words by Cathrine Disney (Twitter @CathrineDisney)   Transdisciplinary designer and PhD researcher at Cognovo, Agi Haines, is investigating the potential of the human body as a raw material for our design and engineering dreams. Through speculative objects, she aims to encourage emotive responses to…

Carole Collet

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Biomedia, Key Artists

  Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @lula_clotmag)   Carole Collet has been fascinated with synthetic biology since she had the privilege to work with sir John Sulston in 2007. Researcher, designer and curator of the exhibition ‘Alive: New Design Frontiers’ at EDF Foundation in Paris,…

Tim Clark

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Cathrine Disney (Twitter @CathrineDisney)   The term technophillia refers to one’s enthusiasm or passion for new technologies, taken literally from Greek technē, meaning art, craft or skill and philos, meaning beloved, dear or friend. Recent graduate of Design Interactions at RCA and technophile,…

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…