School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Thora Arnardottir

Bacterial Choreography: Designing interactions through biological induced mineralisation

This research explores the design potential of bacterial-induced biomineralisation. It sits within the framework of recent speculations regarding the renovation of our relationship with nature through engineered biological systems and new material processes. The goal of these inquiries consists in moving away from mass production by enabling the production of biologically made materials.

My work concentrates on the exploration of material- and fabrication methods that incorporate living cells as an inherent part of new production processes. Through the careful crafting of compositions, it aims at outlining the parameters that facilitate the synthesis of a mineralised structure.

Supervisors: Martyn Dade-Robertson, Helen Mitrani