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Wednesday, August 24 • 16:30 - 18:00
Introduction to mushroom materials (Part 2)

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Most of the materials our world is made of are not recyclable or biodegradable. This inevitably leads to an ever-growing pile of waste. For developing new and sustainable building materials, mushrooms offer great possibilities. Using agricultural or urban waste and the roots (mycelium) of mushrooms, we can now grow biological materials that rival current common building materials.

With biology becoming more and more accessible thanks to initiatives such as DIYbio or biohacking, anyone can experiment with the growing process at home or in shared biolabs.

This workshop will give you an introduction on how to grow your own objects with mushroom materials.

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Kristel Peters

Shoe Designer / Researcher, Cojak Shoes
Kristel Peters is shoe designer with more then 15 yearsexperience in the international Fashion Industry. (fe. Dries VanNoten and Bottega Veneta).Currently, she is connected as artistic researcher to KASK /School of Arts of HoGent where she is working on theproject ‘Rethinking High... Read More →
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Winnie Poncelet

Co-founder, ReaGent
Winnie is co-founder of ReaGent, a non-profit Do-It-Yourself bio lab in Ghent that makes biosciences more accessible. This biological lab serves as a place for learning, prototyping and experimenting for beginners and experts alike. Besides providing infrastructure, ReaGent advances... Read More →

Wednesday August 24, 2016 16:30 - 18:00 CEST
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