Biodesign

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,…

Christina Agapakis

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

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Christina Agapakis —biologist and artist— explores new scenarios in which is possible to question the relationship between humans and bacteria to promote reflection in society.   Human microbes, evolution biology, cheese, smell and body odors are some of the words that…

Lanzavecchia + Wai

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

  Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Designers Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai are the founders of Lanzavecchia + Wai, a stunning creative design studio based in Pavia (Italy) and Singapore. The biggest challenge when they decided to collaborate together was “how to make our collaboration and…

Jalila Essaïdi

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Bioartist Jalila Essaïdi has been always inspired by stories. Stories about safety, vulnerability and silk spider. Stories about using silk in combat. Stories about Genghis Khan who once used silk in a battle when he issued all his horsemen with silk…

Sass Brown

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Key Artists, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Designer, teacher, writer, lecturer, innovator and global nomad —born in Canada and raised in Montreal, New York, New Orleans, Scotland and London— Sass Brown is author of two of the most interesting and disruptive books written about ethical fashion: Eco Fashion…

Natsai Audrey Chieza

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Designer, researcher, materiologist and futurist, Zimbabwe-born and London-based Natsai Audrey Chieza is bringing a new perspective to design that encompasses science and technology. Her conceptual work, ideas and thoughts are expressed creatively and the viewer is invited to think differently about…

Amy Congdon

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Amy Congdon —London-based designer— employs speculative design to inspire and provoke critical thinking focused on the creation of bespoke biological textiles. Congdon uses design to produce conceptual work that helps imagine and understand that what is called reality can be different.  …

Susana Soares

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Susana Soares —Portuguese-born, English-based artist— employs the design to promote and provoke critical thinking about implications and ethical consequences of scientific research in our lives. Soares uses design as a tool to create not only things but ideas. She draws future scenarios…