Mind the Fungi

Local Tree Mushrooms as Sustainable Material for the Future

Venue: FUTURIUM | Futurium Lab, Alexanderufer 2, 10117 Berlin
Curated by Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz
Exhibition Running Time: 5 September 2019 – 30 April 2020
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 10AM – 6PM, Thu 10AM – 8PM, Tue closed.
Free entry

Mind the Fungi
is a collaboration between the TU Berlin Institute for Biotechnology and Art Laboratory Berlin, combining scientific research, citizen science and artist and designer residencies-in-lab. The project researches innovative uses for biomaterials produced from tree fungi. Researchers at TU Berlin create new materials from natural sources. How and what you grow the materials on defines its qualities. For this topic Art Laboratory Berlin brings together artists, designers, scientists and the public to share knowledge and experience new forms of creativity through exhibitions, talks and workshops.

The exhibition shows how we have cultivated various tree fungi with different media (i.e. on substrate such as sawdust), and produced biomaterials with different shapes, structures and qualities. Some current examples range from mycelium bricks to 'vegan leather' and other design products. Videos and slide shows document the Art Science project "Mind the Fungi", introduce the individual team members and provide a deeper insight into the creative world of an interdisciplinary work process.Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz (curators)

More information on Mind the Fungi: http://artlaboratory-berlin.org/html/eng-Mind-the-Fungi.htm
More information on the Futurium: https://futurium.de/en/feature-art-lab

Mind the Fungi Team: Bertram Schmidt, Stefan Junne, Christian de Lutz, Fatemeh Nejati, Fara Peluso, Vera Meyer, Regine Rapp
Photos: Art Laboratory Berlin

With the generous support of the Technisches Universität Berlin as part of the program Citizen Science - Forschen mit der Gesellschaft:

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