How to Biodesign for Vegan Leather, Local-for-Local?
The product many biodesigners all over the world are working on is a replacement for animal leather. This conversation is about how choices are made in these new production chains. How local can these “leathers” be produced, what kind of resources do they need and what are the pittfalls to avoid? And when is a good time to go to market?
How to Biodesign series
Climate crisis asks for regenerative design. With the meetup series How to Biodesign, BlueCity Lab provides a platform for and by bioneers (pioneers in biodesign). Together with Emma van der Leest (founder of BlueCity Lab, biodesigner and writer of the book Form Follows Organism) we explore the opportunities from a systemic approach to raw material flows, making smart use of the latest knowledge and expertise about circular design, but also from biotechnology and biochemistry.
The monthly meetups facilitate interaction between bioneers who are already working and those who want to get started with biodesign and biofabrication, provide a platform for sharing stories and experiences and actively share knowledge, know-how and insights from the meetups to a broader audience.