• Bio-revolutions: radical change, design cultures and non-humans

Ramirez-Figueroa, Carolina and Hernan, Luis, 2021, Conference or Workshop, Bio-revolutions: radical change, design cultures and non-humans at Design culture(s) Cumulus Roma 2021, Rome, 08-11 June 2021.

Abstract or Description:

This paper explores the interface between culture, design and biology. It draws on methodologies and existing literature on Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies to argue that despite predictions of biotechnologies bringing about revolutionary change in design disciplines, there is a risk of bio-design becoming a ‘failed’ revolution, similar to that of personal computers. To counter this, we introduce the biomaterial probe, a methodology that enables designers to find potential opportunities, challenges and limitations of introducing living systems in the practice of design.

Official URL: https://cumulusroma2020.org/proceedings/
Subjects: Architecture > K100 Architecture
Architecture > K100 Architecture > K110 Architectural Design Theory
School or Centre: School of Architecture
School of Design
School of Arts & Humanities
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodesign; bioart; diybio; synthetic biology; biotechnical; biotechnologies
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2021 13:02
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2021 14:07
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4937
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