Make Your Own Biomaterials

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Date(s) - Tuesday, April 16, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Biotech Without Borders

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Create and take home your own bioplastics and other unique materials. Let’s experiment!

Create your own biomaterials and learn the science behind making materials from scratch!

In this hands-on class, you will learn everything you need to know to make your own biomaterials from readily available raw ingredients. You will have the opportunity to experiment and gain a comprehensive understanding of biopolymers, their composition, properties, and environmental benefits. Customize your biomaterials using various biopolymers, plasticizers, additives, pigments, and bring home your very own sample.


7:00-7:10 Introduction

7:10-7:30 Biomaterial Basics

7:30-7:50 Demo + Brainstorm your recipe

7:50-8:50 Time to Experiment

8:50-9:00 Show + Tell, Closing Remarks

About the teacher:

Grace Jung is a multidisciplinary artist and educator working at the intersection of sculpture, ecology, biology, technology, and spirit. She engages in work that alchemizes a new world from the discarded, broken, and decomposed. She has embarked on independent studies in mycelial systems and calcium carbonate that have led her to develop living sculptures that nurture life by supporting natural regenerative processes, creating opportunity for more life.

By exploring collective healing through the process of world-building, she honors the complex interplay between beings, finding new ways to nurture movement, play, wonder, and empathy. Exploring these parallel cultivation of relationships across scales raises questions of what it is to be alive and grow together. Grace studied Art Practice and Economics at UC Berkeley and completed independent research in bio-design at Central Saint Martins. She has previously worked as an Instructor at ONE Lab, Design Strategist at Terreform ONE and now works as a freelance artist and art director working with a range of clients and collaborators looking to push their ideas further conceptually and materially.

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