Changing the tech we use is not enough to mitigate the environmental and social harm of mass technology
The documentary ‘Web of Life’ is about the importance of biodiversity. It portraits the dynamic environmental activist and scientist Vandana Shiva. She explains why biodiversity is the essence of our existence.
with Céline Baumann26 Sep 2020, 10–17 h, at The Garage (Klingelbergstrasse 11, Basel) and online Photos: Alena Selina Halmes A big sheet of paper is spread across the table, everyone is busy, walki…
Clothes rely on supply chains & commoditized garments. Designers at Barcelona's Fabricademy use biomaterials to "grow" & "print" the wardrobe of the future, from grass or mushroom garments to algae or kombucha "leather".Students conduct innovative research to create innovative bioplastics and contribute their recipes to an Open Source library of formulas. They use plants, insects and bacteria as dyes and 3D printing and milling to create fabrics with geometries precisely designed to perform.Anastasia Pistofidou, co-founder of the innovation lab, doesn't believe that everyone will be able to print their own clothing, but she does think that anyone with access to modern digital fabrication tools (like those at the Barcelona Fab Lab where the program is based) can create print textiles that can be worn and recycled and reused again and again.The textile industry is the second most polluting after oil, and contributes to 20% of water pollution worldwide, but Pistofidou believes in order to make change one has to create new materials and machines that can work within the current system.For recipes: Open Source Circular Fashion Catalogue https://oscircularfashion.com/Fabricademy: https://textile-academy.org/beGrounded: https://class.textile-academy.org/2019/lara.campos/Felipe Fiallo: https://felipefiallo.com/On *faircompanies: https://faircompanies.com/videos/grow-your-clothing-grass-dress-algae-shoes-kombucha-fabric/More from Fab Lab:"Fabricademy program is a global program offered in collaboration with Fab Foundation as part of the Acadameny distributed education model. We offer the program as part of the educational offer at Fab Lab Barcelona which is an innovation, research, and design centre located at Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Anastasia is lead Material and Textiles researcher at Fab Lab Barcelona and co-founder and Scientific Coordinator of the global Fabricademy educational program."Project footage credits: Marcel Rodriguez, Fab Lab Barcelona fablabbcn.org; https://www.youtube.com/user/fablabbarcelona