FUNGI - an exploration to the future possibilities of Mycelium as a material: Designs for a Cooler Planet

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Abstract

Mycelium is seen in the field of design as a potential future material in various applications. This is due to its attractive properties: mycelium is easy to grow and can feed itself with any waste material, it is also fire resistant, detoxifying, grows into any shape and is incredible strong.

During the Bio Materiality course students harvested, cultivated, grew and designed with fungi. Furthermore, the students asked critical questions such as what are my responsibilities when working with a living organism? What if the food was packed in a biodegradable container enhancing its original flavour? Could the package be an edible condiment itself?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherAalto University; Aalto-yliopisto
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2020
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
EventHelsinki Design Week: Designs for a cooler planet - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 2 Sep 202025 Sep 2020

Field of art

  • Design

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