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Bio-Logics: Designing with Nature at The Design Museum

By Lindsay Hanson

Faber Futures presents a new display at The Design Museum exploring how design can learn from nature to develop new materials and systems.

As we enter 2020, resources are depleting, yet consumption is expanding to meet the demands of a growing population. Faber Futures is investigating whether biological systems could offer more efficient, and less harmful, alternatives to industrial production. This thinking is captured in Project Coelicolor, a project designed to minimise the use of water in textile dying by growing bacteria directly onto the textile instead of using synthetic dyes. Making bacteria the co-designer results in a chemical-free process that uses 500-times less water than usual.

For this display, Faber Futures presents design research, scientific experiments and prototypes that question whether we can achieve new processes for production that extract nature’s logic, rather than its resources. Could this radical new approach create a fairer and more sustainable future? Find out more here.

To coincide with Design Museum Lates Natsai Audrey Chieza will kick the evening off with a talk in the museum’s main atrium from 18:45 – 19:30. Join us for drinks afterwards to celebrate this launch.


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    Design District
    13 Soames Walk
    Greenwich Peninsula
    SE10 0AX
    United Kingdom
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