What could a future look like where we live in partnership with nature instead of exploiting it? How can new technologies and Biodesign help us find alternatives to capitalist systems of exploitation and pave the way for new ways of making, working and living together in social communities?
The last year in particular has shown us the need for a systemic change in the fashion industry. Bea sees her responsibility as a designer to question current power structures and to not only create a more eco-friendly industry but also a more equitable society and environment. Her work combines working with living organisms, computational design and the development of compostable algae leather, in which she sees the potential for a new production framework for the fashion industry. She is fascinated by the combination of natural systems and digital design tools, and the exciting potential this has in enabling future design practices for a more ethically, socially, and environmentally sustainable system.
Her work Morphogenesis is set in a speculative reality characterized by pandemics and ecological dead zones. In this world, biohackers and designers band together to use Biofashion as a political design movement, one that empowers through the creation of tools, brings together diverse communities and liberates them from existing neoliberal economic models. The collaborative work in local labs enables independent, sustainable production processes and creates equity and self-reliance. Using mathematically generated patterns and self-bred algae leather, a new design practice is being built that could lead to new ways of making and unleash new modes of creativity.
Animation in collaboration with Vincent Goos
In Collaboration with
Video NEW SYMBIOSIS
Animation: Vincent Goos Cast: Noschka G. Shirazi Cinematography: Leon Daniel
Assistant: Ronja Lahr
Photography: Johann Spindler
Models: Lulu Wang, Kaiden Ford, Andras Nagy, Esther Durotolu
NEW LIBERATING DESIGN PRACTICES
The work "Morphogenesis" is set in a speculative reality characterized by pandemics and dead zones. In this scenario, individuals band together to use Biofashion as a political movement that empowers people through the creation of tools and communities. Using mathematically generated patterns and self-bred algae leather, a new design system is being built that could lead to autonomy and combat the effects of the climate crisis.