Molding with Mycelium: a Collaboration with Fungi

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Date(s) - Saturday, March 23, 2024
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Biotech Without Borders

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Dive deeper into the fungal realm and grow your very own mycelium sculpture!

Join us at Biotech Without Borders for an immersive workshop where participants delve into the fascinating world of mycelium, exploring its ecological significance and transformative potential as a building material. Attendees will uncover the symbiotic relationship between mycelium and the environment, learning about its role in biodiversity, soil health, and remediation. Participants will craft their own mycelium sculptures using accessible materials. From cultivation to casting techniques, attendees will experiment with innovative methods to merge science with art, embodying the ethos of symbiosis and working collaboratively with fungi to construct new forms.


12:00-12:10 Introduction

12:10-12:30 Mycelium Fundamentals

12:30-12:45 Demo

12:45-1:10 Design your Sculpture

1:10-2:50 Construct Mold + Inoculate

2:50-3:00  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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