[Workshop] Kombucha @ Home — Feb 19th

MilieuxMake is happy to announce as part of the winter 2021 line-up, the first in a series of BioLab@Home Workshops, where we will begin to look at using the kitchen as a safe bio-research space, introducing methods of material-creation, adapted for the home.

MycoSculpture Workshop Part II

It’s inoculation day! In today’s MycoScuplture workshop, we spent the afternoon learning how to inoculate our sculptures from last week with liquid mycelium. The liquid mycelium has been growing for a couple of weeks in preparation for today. We’ll leave the sculptures to grow for at least 2 weeks—possibly quite a bit longer, depending on…

Bacterial Portraiture—Results

48 hours after the first workshop, we got together to check out the results, learn about bacterial printing, the autoclave process, and about cryopreservation.

Bacterial Portraiture—Painting day

The BioLab led its first Bacteriart workshop of the year yesterday. Inspired by our Jonas Salk bacterial portraits that we created with TAG’s Jess Marcotte this summer and based on a workshop developed by WhiteFeather Hunter—as well as research done by our homegrown research-creation team: The Bactinctorium—the lab decided to explore the use of the…

MycoSculpture Workshop Part I

Théo Chauvirey and Amélie Brindamour facilitated part I of II MycoSculpture workshops this afternoon. Throughout these workshops, participants will explore how mycelium—the fibrous, vegetative part of mushrooms—can be used as a biomaterial for art and design. Today’s workshop focused on creating small sculptures and scaffolds from recycled materials (largely cellulose and protein-based materials such as…

MilieuxMake: Bacterial Portraiture workshop January 27th and 29th

Alexandra Bachmayer and Marc Beaulieu co-facilitate a two-part workshop on the use of bacteria as a creative—living—medium. The workshop will focus on two different portraiture techniques as well as how to culture bacteria to be used as a dye. Through this workshop, participants will learn the basics of sterile technique and other introductory lab skills…