Intensive Design Studio
Biocomputation and urban protocols in Tallinn
Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture
3-19 October 2016
Claudia Pasquero with Alice Buoli and Piibe Piirma
Under the supervision of Claudia Pasquero and the tutoring of Alice Buoli and Piibe Piirma, the Design Studio “Biocomputation and urban protocols in Tallinn” held at the Estonian Academy of arts gathered students from different levels and curricula (architecture, urban studies and textile design) to reflect on urban waste in the city of Tallinn.
Working with microbial cellulose – an organic material produced by bacteria – students have explored its physical and structural behaviours, architectural and aesthetic potential, by using a growing apparatus fed by Tallinn diverse urban waste materials (coffee, tree leaves, algae), and adopting scientific, design and artistic approaches. Observation at the microscope interacted with urban digital and material morphology explorations.
Lill Volmer, Anne Kaljas, Kristina Puz, Mark Grimitliht, Janine Röfke, Isacco Begarani, Margaux Le Bouille, Mae Köömnemägi, Hanna-Liisa Mõtus, Lien Clyncke, Egle Lillemäe, Ann Sophie Megerle, Charlotte Raisch, Mikko Toivanen
Cover image credit: Lien Clyncke, Egle Lillemäe, Ann Sophie Megerle, Charlotte Raisch, Mikko Toivanen