Industrial Waste/ Microbial Bioremediation workshop

Industrial Waste/ Microbial Bioremediation workshop Dates/ Times: December 5 from 1-4pm & December 7 from 1-2:30pm Instructor: WhiteFeather Hunter with Alex Bachmayer, technical assistant Day 1 will introduce participants to techniques used to culture soil microbes found in ambient soil samples, as well as to soil inoculation techniques using a special species of bacteria known…

Bacterial BioPigments Workshop

This workshop relates to ideas of labour, particularly invisible labour, quite literally, as microorganisms perform processes invisible to the naked eye. This is a relevant topic for investigation as it relates to bioart practice, within the context of nonhuman agency and its implications in how we think about, credit & complete works of art. Led…

Bacterial BioPigments Workshop

with WhiteFeather Hunter Thursday, June 14th from 6pm to 9pm & Saturday, June 16th, from 1pm to 4pm 10 participants maximum $20 | To register email ateliers@studioxx.org Organized by Studio XX in partnership with Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology (Concordia) This two-day workshop series will introduce non-scientist artists to the bioart practice of…

Cultured Waters: Mangling maker methods through art/science research-creation

Cultured Waters: Mangling maker methods through art/science research-creation workshop led by Treva Pullen Monday, April 9th, 9am-12pm This half-day workshop will explore the complex systems of microbial life in Montreal’s Lachine Canal through an experiment in water culturing. Together we will create Winogradsky columns, a simple device for culturing a large diversity of microorganisms invented in…

Roots and Shoots – Plant Tissue Culture Workshop

Roots and Shoots – Plant Tissue Culture Workshop with Nathalie Dubois-Calero EV 10.835 – Milieux Speculative Life BioLab (assisted by WhiteFeather Hunter) Two sessions: First session: Thursday, March 22 from 10am-1pm and 2-5pm (lunch break 1-2pm) Follow up session: Thursday, April 26 from 1-3pm Learn the lab-craft of micro-propagation of plant tissue cells into cultured…

Bacteriological Soil Analysis workshop

This workshop, held exclusively for the Speculative Life Research Cluster’s Ethnography Lab research group, Montreal Waterways, will look to bacteriological analysis of soil samples. These samples, collected from the (now destroyed) historical Village des Tanneries, will complement the ethnographic study conducted by the group. Workshop date and time: Thursday, December 14, 3:30-5pm Led by WhiteFeather…

Maker Week with Matt Ratto

As part of Maker Week at Milieux with Matt Ratto (University of Toronto), workshop participants visited the Speculative Life BioLab to engage with the theme of Quantifiable Self through microbiology. Each participant cultured their own microbiome, which was then allowed to grow over the duration of the week. Results were variable, with some participants culturing…

MilieuxMake Imaging Microscopy workshop

Following the success of the first Imaging Microscopy workshop held in the lab a year ago, we are offering this workshop again to all interested Milieux members. Register with Marc Beaulieu at marc.beaulieu@concordia.ca