The Coloured by Flavo project of the Biobased Art and Design Professorship receives funding from NWO’s Smart Culture – Art and Culture research program.
In the project Coloured by flavo: The Art and Science of Structural Colours from Flavobacteria, scientists, artists and designers are working together in new ways. The NWO application was submitted under the direction of Wageningen University (WUR) and in collaboration with Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. Only 7 out of 21 applications were honored.
The goal is to make new biobased dyes from bacteria. Because all contemporary dyes are ecologically unsustainable. Students and professionals are invited to create innovative designs with these colored bacteria.
The program Smart Culture – Art and Culture is a joint initiative of NWO Social Sciences and Humanities and the National Regieorgaan Praktijkgericht Onderzoek SIA.