I N T E R S P A C E
Co-creation with fungi
This course focuses on co-creation with fungi. Participants will explore the concept of mycelium as a material for 3D printing, and the implications of working with a living material. The participants will work on creating the substrate to print in 3D with mycelium, and have the opportunity to get to know the fungi they are working with.

The use of mycelium in 3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. As this new technology develops, it raises questions about our relationship with mycelium as a material. Working with mycelium is at the beginning of its development and allows for a new narrative on the use of natural resources in the industry.

While mycelium is a sustainable replacement, it is essential to ask ethical questions that may not always benefit the industry in the first place. We question what would be a new way of biofabrication from a collaborative perspective? What can we expect from fungi, and what can they expect from us? In this context, we will explore what it means to work together with fungi and create a collaborative workspace with them.

The summer school will focus on creating a substrate suitable for printing in 3D with mycelium. Mycelium is an expert in bridging interspaces, and we will research shapes and forms that allow for co-creation between us and the fungi.

By approaching this technology from a collaborative perspective, we can create a more symbiotic relationship with the fungi and work towards a more sustainable future for all.

PRACTICAL

  • Basics about fungi‚Äôs environment, their needs in terms of light, temperature, humidity, and contamination
  • Substrate workshop
  • Workshop on how to work collaboratively with fungi
  • Printing open structures to observe the growth and qualities of mycelium
  • Observing growth through time-lapses and scanning of samples
  • Proposed shapes by the participants based on observations.

Requirements

  • The course is suitable for anyone with interest and patience of working with fungi.