This presentation gives an account of ‘Miraculous Futures for Living Materials’, a workshop organized by Lugthart and Ertürkan. The workshop built on the ‘Miraculous Futures’ card deck, a tool for developing speculative stories that was developed by Klasien van de Zandschulp and Ashley Baccus-Clark. A special edition of this card deck, focusing on working with living materials, was created.
The workshop aimed to broaden the perspective of (bio)designers who work with living materials. It also brought together different practices and insights with the intention of collaborating on innovative concepts. This presentation shares some of the outcomes of the workshop, and reflects on what the workshop meant for Lugthart’s and Ertürkan’s research. Ertürkan focuses on the use of certain vocabulary in working with living materials (as translated in the card deck), and Lugthart focuses on the impact of using (speculative) storytelling strategies in a laboratory context.
This workshop was part of the SIA GoCi Matchmaking programme and was financially supported by SIA.
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