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Biotechnology in the Built Environment, Exhibition

Showing at Opencell during London Design Festival

12 Aug , 2019  

We are happy to announce that we have been selected to show at the Biodesign Here Now exhibition at Opencell London during London Design Festival 2019.

Our Ph.D. students whose work center around working with living matter, have built a collective installation combining their thesis projects and intertwining each topic within Yggdrasil.

‘Present in almost every mythology, an image of the mighty tree, signifying the interconnectedness of nature with its branches and roots, representing the cycle of birth, growth, death, and rebirth. In the imaginary of Norse cosmology, mistreating and exploiting this embodiment of nature endangers the realm of men reflecting our current ecological dilemma.

Inspired by this imaginary, our living installation reflects on the image of the cosmological tree Yggdrasil, and dives into a collaboration with nature, highlighting the need for a non-anthropocentric understanding of our environment and a respect for life on its various scales.’

Behind this collective are Thora H Arnardottir, Assia Stefanova, Dilan Ozkan,  and Sunbin Lee with the help fabrication specialist  Ed Robinson.

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