For World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, we will explore the issue of our times, Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) through discussion, creativity and meeting ASCUS Lab’s own collection of microbes.
In ASCUS Lab, led by medical anthropologist Iona Walker of the BEYOND RESISTANCE Network, we will encourage imaginative and creative thinking around AMR and our relationship with microbes.
Instead of a nihilistic approach to AMR, we will celebrate our connectedness to microbes and foster excitement wonder and respect for our tiny inhabitants within us and all around us.
Get hands-on and codesign textiles with ASCUS Lab’s pigmented bacteria. Challenge them with everyday microbial agents such as ginger, bleach, turmeric, and soap. Explore resistance for yourself and ask how we can ‘coexist’ and live ‘beyond resistance’.