The new laboratory in the front hall of the Art Academy on Parallelweg in Den Bosch is almost ready for use. In that lab “Material Incubator” (MI), research is mainly done on the development and use possibilities of biobased materials, such as mycelium and algae.
In the front hall of the art academy in Den Bosch a major construction is being completed. The Material Incubator laboratory (MI) was completed in April and will be further furnished in the coming months. In Mi, research will be conducted by researchers from the Biobased Art and Design lectureship, led by professor Elvin Karana (Caradt). and by researchers from the Biobased Construction lectureship (Avans CoE BBE), led by Willem Böttger.
What is unique about MI is that artists, designers and scientists work together on an equal footing. There is collaboration with laboratories in Rotterdam (Blue City / Willem de Kooning Academy) and Delft (TU Delft / Industrial Design). The Avans Centre of Biobased Economy is a partner in the laboratory.
The first project to start immediately is the SIA RAAK project Building on Mycelium of lector Biobased Building Willem Böttger. Caradt is participating in this project. More projects focused on research into living materials will follow.