Xeno-Genes Workshop at ArcInTex 2018

Xeno-Genes Workshop at ArcInTex 2018
13:00-16:00, Saturday 10th April 2018

As part of this year’s ArcInTex event, ECA PhD students Patricia Wu Wu and Asad Khan will be organising a workshop on “Xeno-Genes”. The workshop will involve a hands on experimentation at ASCUS Lab where participants will dive into the weird and wonderful world of non-human ecologies. We will explore the tentacular dynamics of the Physarum Polycephalum (slime mould), as well as engaging with microbial life from its particular to the volatile. To entangle in its contingency by considering the transformative power of non-human entities, emerging and embedded within matter.

What will be covered:

Dissection microscope viewing from pre-collected samples and evaluation of results to understand the different inhabitants that occupy the ecosystem
Introduction to the Physarum Polycephalum (slime mould) with the opportunity to create your own slime experiments and see how its non-human logic can be applied into creative practice.
Preparing environmental samples for growth culture (field trip on the day to collect soil samples
before entry to lab)

Workshop Details

13:00 – 16:00, Saturday 10th April 2018
ASCUS Lab, Summerhall
Please visit the ArchInTex website to register
Patricia.Wuwu@ed.ac.uk | www.patriciawuwu.com
PhD student in School of Design | Edinburgh College of Art
Asad.Khan@ed.ac.uk | www.theentropyproject.com
Phd student in Architecture | Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

About ArcInTex European Training Network (ETN)

ArcInTex European Training Network aims to strengthen the foundations of design for more sustainable forms of living by connecting architecture interaction design and textiles in a training network for early stage researchers. By deepening the connections between textile architecture and interaction design the network explores new expression of living in an age of technological innovations through the design of adaptive and responsive environments connecting the scales of the body the interior and the building.

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