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Bioremediation | Algae | 3D simulation | Computational Design

Carried out at

MA Biodesign

Central Saint Martins

University of the Arts London

Conducted with 

Carolina Kyvik Ruiz

Eleonora Rombolá

Cassandra Quinn

Kit Ondaatje Rolls


Nancy Diniz | Course Leader

MA Biodesign

Carole Collet | Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures 

Alice Taylor | Lecturer of Biology and Living Systems

Shem Johnson | Grow Lab Specialist Technician

London  —  UK


Feb.  —  April 2020

Living in symbiosis with micro-organisms.

This project addresses the conception of a new type of wearable focused on air pollution remediation, using a living system to sequester carbon. By integrating the intimate space of Human, this relationship with a living micro-organism relies on mutual benefits between species.

​What if the release of carbon dioxide emitted by humans could be put at the service of algal growth, rather than being directly released into the environment? What if this micro algae, in return, could guarantee the oxygen production, essential for human breath?

A research between social, bioengineering, design, biology, ecology and ethic. 

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Mapping interactions between the human body and the environment.

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System thinking | Graphic by Eleonora Rombolá.

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Wearables inspired by biomorphic shapes | Rhino 3D, Grasshopper software.

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Technical drawing and functional diagram.

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