Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration

 Works shown by The Living, (Non)human (Non)sense Collective, Megan Valanidas, and Jen Bervin.

Works shown by The Living, (Non)human (Non)sense Collective, Megan Valanidas, and Jen Bervin.

 Work shown by Diana Scherer.

Work shown by Diana Scherer.

 Works shown by Uli Westphal and Center for Genomic Gastronomy.

Works shown by Uli Westphal and Center for Genomic Gastronomy.

 Works by Fabienne Felder and Ani Liu. © Georgia Rhodes

Works by Fabienne Felder and Ani Liu.
© Georgia Rhodes

 Works by Diana Scherer and Modern Meadow. © Georgia Rhodes

Works by Diana Scherer and Modern Meadow.
© Georgia Rhodes

Curator: William Myers and RISD Nature Lab
Curatorial Assistance / Coordination: Original Copy

Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration presents works of contemporary art and design that help us to reform our relationship with nature, moving it from a destructive to a more integrated, mutually beneficial model. These projects illuminate emerging practices in biodesign, an approach that involves partnering with biological systems to improve the ecological performance of the built environment, and bioart, which creatively reflects on our shifting definitions of life, nature, and identity. A central feature of many of these works is their high regard for the non-human species with which they are made possible, casting them as collaborators rather than mere materials, machines, or tools.

 

 © Georgia Rhodes

© Georgia Rhodes

 Works by Diana Scherer and Modern Meadow. © Georgia Rhodes

Works by Diana Scherer and Modern Meadow.
© Georgia Rhodes