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    Submission Open 01.01.2017
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    Submission Closed 15.07.2017
  • We are here
    Selected Projects Announced 28.09.2017
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    Global Grad Show 13.10.2017

12-16 November 2019

Submission Open 01.01.2017
WE ARE HERE Submission Closed 15.07.2017
14-18 November 2017 13.10.2017
Global Grad Show 13.10.2017

Central Saint Martins – UAL

WEBSITE

www.arts.ac.uk/csm

This is grown

This is grown is a shoe partly made of bacteria.

The project demonstrates a biological approach to material design that merges modern, industrial textile practice with future biotech principles. The design is based on manipulating the growing process of k. rhaeticus bacteria to employ it in a new form of ‘microbial weaving’. The process optimizes the natural properties of bacterial cellulose to weave a new category of hybrid materials that are strong and lightweight, and allows the potential for entire patterns and products to be designed and grown to shape with little or no waste.

Central Saint Martins – UAL

WEBSITE

www.arts.ac.uk/csm

This is grown

This is grown is a shoe partly made of bacteria.

The project demonstrates a biological approach to material design that merges modern, industrial textile practice with future biotech principles. The design is based on manipulating the growing process of k. rhaeticus bacteria to employ it in a new form of ‘microbial weaving’. The process optimizes the natural properties of bacterial cellulose to weave a new category of hybrid materials that are strong and lightweight, and allows the potential for entire patterns and products to be designed and grown to shape with little or no waste.

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