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BioFabricating Materials#

October 25th, 2022

Cecilia Raspanti

This last century we have been crafting, designing and growing materials independently from their future use. This has caused major design flaws in our daily lives, where we find ourselves surrounded by plastics, while observing knowledge about local materials and techniques disappear and left unused even when in abundance.

This class will focus on exploring material alternatives to the current ones. By bridging craftsmanship techniques and todays easier access to technologies, we explore alternative material resources in order to craft their processing and develop products and materials hand in hand.

Program outline#

  • Overview and context: BioFabrication
  • BioFabricating materials
    • Crafted materials & Grown materials
    • Processes
    • Themes: overview of projects, recipe and whats needed
      • Bio-plastics, -silicones & -resins * Gelatine

        • Agar
        • Alginate

        • bacterial leather

          • fish skin leather
          • mushroom leather
          • fruit leathers
            • hi tech
            • cooperative research
            • researchers around the world
          • Material Archives

Materials#

  • Bio -plastics -resins -silicones
  • gelatine
  • agar
  • alginate
  • calcium chloride
  • starch
  • glycerine
  • water
  • vinegar
  • pigments
  • sodium carbonate

Weekly Assignment#

Visit the handbook to see the assignment criteria for this class.

Lecture notes#

  • Lecture Slides part 1 - Bioplastics
  • Lecture Slides part 2 - Leathers, innovations and archives


Video#

2022-2023#


Lecture#

  • [Video Lecture one] coming soon

Review#

  • [Video Review one] coming soon

Tutorials#

  • coming soon


Previous years videos#

2021-20212#


Lecture#

Review#

Tutorials#


2020-2021#


Lecture#

Review#


2019-2020#


Lecture Biofabricating Materials#

Review BioFabricating Materials#


2018-2019#


Lecture#

Review Biofabricating Dyes and Materials#