Bioremediation | Algae | 3D simulation | Computational Design
Carried out at
Central Saint Martins
University of the Arts London
Nancy Diniz | Course Leader
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 technology focused on air pollution remediation, utilizing a living system to sequester carbon. By integrating the intimate space of humans, this symbiotic relationship with a living microorganism relies on mutual benefits between species.
What if the carbon dioxide released by humans could be harnessed to support algal growth, rather than being directly released into the environment? And in return, what if these microalgae could ensure oxygen production, essential for human respiration? This research bridges social, bioengineering, design, biology, ecology, and ethics.
Mapping interactions between the human body and the environment.
Wearables inspired by biomorphic shapes | Rhino 3D, Grasshopper software.