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Friday, August 26 • 16:30 - 16:55
Futura Flora

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How can design challenge our perception and cele-brate the symbiotic relationship between the human body and its microbiome?

The human body is composed for the 90% of different microorganisms, most of which
are beneficial to their host. Microbes as bacteria, fungi and viruses are part of our skin flora, covering both the inside and the outer surface of our body. Even though invisible to our eyes, our microflora has a symbiotic relationship with the interface between our body and the
environment - our skin. Flora aims to incentive this symbiotic relationship that raises the beneficial presence of microbes and bacteria in the human body. This proposal uses techniques of microencapsulation of targeted bacteria in a non-woven fabric making it possible to wear the probiotics that keep our body healthy. Creating scaffolds for the exponential bacterial growth in appropriate areas of the body, our clothes and accessories become the ecosystem that balance and support our skin flora.

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Giulia Tomasello

Designer / Researcher, Material Futures

Friday August 26, 2016 16:30 - 16:55 CEST