A Real-life Science-Fiction Story about Slime Moulds and the People who Work with Them
The Creeping Garden will be screening as part of this years Copenhagen Architecture Festival alongside a debate between leading practitioners and researchers within bio-based building materials and the green urban development of the future.
Why is it necessary for architects to engage in the development of new materials and how it will affect the way we build? How can nature inspire our approach to buildings and urban development? How do we draw the line between nature and architecture?
In the panel you can meet: Associate Professor Phil Ayres from CITA, Royal Academy, who has just been granted 18 million by the EU for research into the use of CO2-neutral bio-based materials in architecture and has ongoing ambitious research projects such as FUNGAR working on using mycelium as intelligent building material. Daniel Philip Veenboer from the design studio EFFEKT, who collaborates with Cornell, Home.Earth and NREP on a project where the ambition is to convert waste into building materials. Alexandra Vindfeld Hansen,landscape architect and head of the design studio SLA’s research and development efforts, which bridges the gap between research and practice.
Moderator: Professor Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen (Head of CITA, Royal Academy).
After the debate, the 2014 film The Creeping Garden by Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp is shown, 70 minutes.