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Architectural materials inspired by nature: Mycelium Matters
The September conversation in the Faculty of Science's BioInspiration series is about mycelium and architecture.

The conversation will cover key moments in the early history of creative experimentation with mycelium and the journey to scalable mass production.

Guest speakers are:

Phil Ross, artist, inventor and entrepreneur, whose creative work is focused on the relationships between human beings, technology and the greater living environment. He is a Visiting scholar at Stanford’s Bioengineering laboratory, and is co-founder and CTO of MycoWorks, a San Francisco based company that grows biomaterials out of mycelium.

Dr. Jan Wurm, architect, Director of Arup’s Materials Consulting Business in Europe, and holds the Firm’s European Research portfolio. His team is delivering innovative solutions in the field of sustainable building design using bio-based materials, including mycelium.

The conversation will cover key moments in the early history of creative experimentation with mycelium and the journey to scalable mass production. It will be facilitated by Janet McGaw, Associate Professor in Architectural Design and Practice in the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning.


Submit a question in advance, if you have one, or ask live during the discussion. Registrations are essential.

Sep 22, 2020 10:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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