The Waste Cycle of Planetary Vision Infrastructures — April 22nd from 1:30-4pm

Within the context of Earth Day, the Concordia University Research Chair in Critical Practices in Materials and Materiality (dir. Alice Jarry) invites the Biolab community to join us for an afternoon of demos and roundtable conversations entitled The Waste Cycle of Planetary Vision Infrastructures at the Planétarium de Montréal on Friday, April 22nd from 1:30-4pm….

Dahlia Milon Leads Indigo Workshop from BioLab

On February 18th, the Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster, Studio Re-Imagine, the Department of Fibres & Material Practices, and the STAIN lab hosted textile craftsperson and dye plant cultivator Dahlia Milon for a conversation on local plant-based dyes followed by a workshop on indigo dyeing. From the BioLab and over Zoom, Dahlia was able to spend the afternoon taking us…

Cyclical Matters—Live Cooking Show, a recap

The Cyclical Matters Collective spent last Tuesday morning talking bioplastic vessels, algae-based polymers, and creative research methodologies for pandemic collaboration. In conversation with lab director Alice Jarry, chemist Yves Gélinas, and the entire Critical Materiality class, this research-creation team walked—and cooked!—us through their method for making agar bioplastic tableware. They explored how to modify the…