• Fungi for material futures: The role of design

Ivanova, Ninela ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0332-170X, 2022, Book Section, Fungi for material futures: The role of design In: Deshmukh, Sunil K., Deshpande, Mukund V. and Sridhar, Kandikere R., (eds.) Fungal Biopolymers and Biocomposites: Prospects and Avenues. Springer Nature . Springer, Singapore, pp. 209-251. ISBN 978-981-19-1000-5; 978-981-19-0999-3

Abstract or Description:

The last decade has seen a rapid growth in design interest, research and development of mycelium-based technologies for various applications across textiles, fashion, product, furniture and architecture domains. Building on an ancient relationship between fungi and humankind – well documented by ethnomycology literature and advanced through both biotechnology and creative practice – a new partnership between design, science and industry leaders has pioneered the market introduction of fungi-derived products. The careful crafting of material, aesthetic and performance properties, paired with an open, collaborative and conscious approach to material innovation, has meant that the early concept designs, protypes, and commercially realised applications, present a holistically considered future of mycelium products, environments and systems. This chapter charts an overview of key moments, considerations and stakeholders in this growing design domain, with a view to providing a resource for the next generation of innovators, who will advance the scope and future applications of fungi in design.

Official URL: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
School or Centre: Research Centres > Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-1000-5
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This is an Author Accepted Manuscript version of the following chapter: Ivanova, N. (2022). Fungi for Material Futures: The Role of Design. In: Deshmukh, S.K., Deshpande, M.V., Sridhar, K.R. (eds) Fungal Biopolymers and Biocomposites. Springer, Singapore. reproduced with permission of Springer. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-1000-5_12”.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Mycelium; Materials; Innovation; Biodesign; Biofabrication; Design thinking; Sustainability; Interdisciplinarity
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2022 15:18
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2022 15:18
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5128
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