Block 2: Bio textiles

As electronics find their way into textiles, living organisms do so as well. Biotechnology in textiles and the application of living organisms in finishing and processing is a rising field of interest. Bacterial Cellulose (BC), as an example, receives attention due to its physiochemical properties compared to plant cellulose.

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“Bio Textiles” is about potentials in Bacterial Cellulose for textile futures in terms of growing materials. In the Workshop we will explore the properties of BC, we will work with fresh and dried sheets, material combinations and create possible futures for second skins, sensors and adaptive and responsive structures.

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given by

Giulia Tomasello, Master of Arts
Material Futures, Central Saint Martins, London

Svenja Keune, Communicative Surfaces
Research Associate – ArcInTexETN
Marie Skłodowska–Curie actions
Svensson AB | Swedish School of Textiles

Pauline Vierne, Master of Arts
Researcher, Design Research Lab, Berlin

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