In our third open-house workshop, the Biomaterials working group will show you how to create materials recipes from locally abundant ingredients from our earth's living systems. We will share documentation standards so that your recipe can be replicated and iterated upon by participants in the working group.
Previous materials have included agar, glycerin, tumeric and used coffee grounds. We will be adding fruit skins and crustaceans to the mix too!
More about Biomaterials Working Group:
Fablabs around the world use a lot of plastics, imported wood, and other materials with a substantial carbon footprint for single-use purposes. Even though some of it can be recycled, the process is energy intensive and often requires inputs of new plastic. What if we could make our own consumables that were biodegradable and sourced almost literally from our backyards?
Over the next several months, the Biomaterials working group will be sampling, refining and documenting recipes using ingredients local to Boston. We’ll collaborate with other similarly minded groups who are undertaking the same challenge in their corners of the world. Our process will be an experiment in community-based science and will culminate in applying our materials to a public art project next summer. The working group is open to anyone who is interested in pushing forward sustainable materials in a collaborative way!
Check out a sampling of biomaterials recipes at Materiom.com.