Biolace

An unconventional lace exhibition with a challenging perspective
Expect a selection of high-quality, rare lace combined with a biotechnological vision for the future

Fast-forward to the year 2050. Overpopulation, climate change and extreme resource shortages challenge us to think in a radically different way. New organisms have been genetically engineered to produce textiles and improved food crops … all in one plant.

Although currently not possible today, such synthetic plants could exist in 20 years’ time, according to some scientists. Carole Collet, Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures at Central Saint Martins, London, combines design and science to explore efficient and sustainable alternatives. The way we design and produce future textiles will be radically different.

Would you eat a vitamin-rich black strawberry from a plant that has also produced your little black dress?

Welcome to the world of BIOLACE.

 

14th july untill 11th november 2018 | 10.00 to 18.00 (from 1 october, closed at 5 pm)

 

(picture: Strawberry Noir) copyright Carole Collet, Londen