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…

Making A Body

Miri Chekahnovich creates a large-scale bio-screen in the lab using agar-based bioplastic.

musings | 2019 edition

musings 2019, the latest publication by food, feminism, fermentation is out now and available to download (see link below). It’s a beautiful collection of stories playing and engaging with these themes. Produced by Maya Hay, this little publication contains writing by WhiteFeather Hunter that dives into some of her work with Théo Chauvirey, Courtney Books,…

CQAM documents work by artist-in-residence Amélie Brindamour

The Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques (CQAM) and Milieux, Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology of Concordia University hosted artist-in-residence Amélie Brindamour throughout October and November 2019. The residency took place at Milieux and Amélie spent a lot of her time working between Milieux’s Maker Space and the Speculative Life Biolab. This afternoon, Martine Frossard…

Nathalie Dubois-Calero Animates Micro-Propagation Workshop

As a part of the fall MilieuxMake workshop series, Nathalie Dubois-Calero gave a workshop on plant cloning and introductory micro-propagation techniques last Wednesday. In this session, we tested Nathalie’s new DIY techniques with carrots, garlic, and russet potatoes. We’re going to be checking-up on our samples over the next couple of months and monitoring their…

Full house @ Pecha Kucha night

We had a full house at the BioLab Meet-up and Pecha Kucha event Thursday evening. Seasoned BioLabers and prospective members presented their research and artistic practices in the Speculative Life Cluster commons. We also welcomed Alice Jarry into her new role as Lab Director and celebrated the start of Amélie Brindamour’s artist-in-residency—a joint effort between…

MilieuxMake Workshop—Cloning Plants: An Introduction to Micro-Propagation

In this workshop biologist & artist Nathalie Dubois-Calero will be teaching DIY methods she developed for the micro-propagation of plants and vegetables from infertile or ‘protected’ samples. By controlling hormone levels during the propagation, we will also be able to affect the growth patterns of the plants, allowing for the creation of unusual plant morphologies. Her processes…