Mind the Fungi
Book Publication | TU Berlin University Press
This book reports on the bundling of the creativity engines science and art and how a living triad of science, art and society can be forged from this. The project Mind the Fungi is a Citizen Science research project, which resulted from the cooperation of the Departments of Applied and Molecular Microbiology and Bioprocess Engineering of the TU Berlin and the art and research platform Art Laboratory Berlin.
The scientific and artistic paths in the project Mind the Fungi, which we followed together with the public from 2018 to 2020, including the Art & Design Residencies, can now be traced in text and images in this book. It was intended to provide citizens with an opportunity for scientific collaboration. The project was intended to give a broad public an understanding of the importance of fungal biotechnology for a sustainable future and to establish a research network at the TU Berlin, in which, among other things, novel fungus-based biomaterials were researched with Citizen Scientists.
Texts and authors
- Fungi as sustainable biomaterials | Bertram Schmidt, Bastian Schubert, Kustrim Cerimi, Carsten Pohl, Vera Meyer
- Lichens as natural product reservoirs | Zakieh Zakeri, Stefan Junne, Peter Neubauer
- Art and science as community mycelia | Regine Rapp, Christian de Lutz, Theresa Schubert, Bertram Schmidt, Alessandro Volpato
- Artist and designer in laboratory residencies | Theresa Schubert, Fara Peluso
- How to exhibit Mind the Fungi? On mycohuman co-curating | Regine Rapp, Christian de Lutz
- Teaching and learning transdisciplinary | Kustrim Cerimi, Bastian Schubert, Birke Weber, Carsten Pohl, Bertram Schmidt, Vera Meyer
- Merging science and art through fungi | Vera Meyer
- On mycohuman performances: fungi in current artistic research | Regine Rapp