School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Bacterial Sculpting

Thora H Arnardottir

Process oriented approach to biologically induced materials and advanced fabrication practices

This research explores ways in which the design paradigm can potentially shape living matter through biomineralisation. In this convergence of design and biological fabrication, the role of the designer is shifting from sculptor to assuming the perspective of the cultivator in the study and production of these new material assemblages. By concentrating on microbial induced mineral structuring, I am developing a biofabrication process whose purpose is to be partly in control of the physical geometry through altering compositions in the environment.


Dr Martyn Dade-Robertson

Dr Helen Mitrani