HOW TO: get started with Bio Design

Growing textiles, mycelium, designing organisms, and seeing your studio as a lab. The practice of Bio Design is popping up in the fields of design and technology, but what exactly does this mean for designers? Join this class to learn about enabling technologies in this field and how to incorporate this field into your practice! All disciplines welcome.

You Will Learn:

  • What Bio Design is and a brief history of its discipline.

  • Bio safety.

  • Your first project, setting up a lab, building your skill tree.

  • Where do you source materials and organisms?

  • Collaboration, community, the commons, and crediting.

About the Speaker:

Ananda Gabo is an interdisciplinary designer who has been exploring synthetic biology, manufacturing, food design, and community building for ten years. They are co-founder of crtclcrafting, a bio-design studio that researches techniques for speculative manufacturing.
Ananda has been a Community Bio Fellow in 2019 at MIT Media Lab, an Ada Lovelace Fellow at Open Science Hardware Summit 2020, and a judge for iGEM (Internationally Genetically Engineered Machine) 2020.

"HOW TO ... " series explore things that intrigue creatives' mind and imagination.  


General Admission: $45 + tax
Member Admission: $25 + tax

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Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser. 

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.