Fungi Fabrication

Thu Apr 04 2024 at 04:00 pm to 05:30 pm

Pratt Institute | Brooklyn

Pratt Sustainability Center
Publisher/HostPratt Sustainability Center
Fungi Fabrication
Join us in learning the basics of sustainable design with mycelium.
About this Event

Are you interested in combating climate change through sustainable design? Join the Pratt Envirolutions club for an exciting workshop on fungal fabrication, where we will delve into the fascinating world of sculpting fungi-based art and design! The workshop will be led by , a Pratt alumni and Biomaterials Studio Lead at Genspace (the world's first community biology lab).

Our planet struggles with the urgent need for eco-friendly materials. The biotech industry is currently pioneering bio-based materials such as fungi in their products that not only outperform traditional materials, but also leave a minimal ecological footprint.

During this immersive workshop, we will gain hands-on experience on the basics of designing with mycelium (the vegetative fibers of mushrooms) as a sustainable alternative to traditional materials. You'll get to grow your own mycelium art piece to take home - starting from a grow bag and mycelium substrate to sculpting mycelium with a mold.

LOCATION: The workshop will be hosted in the Pratt Sustainability Center (Engineering Building, Room 001) on April 4th during Pratt Earth Action Week.

MATERIALS: All materials except for molds will be provided. You will need to bring a mold (e.g. bowl, to-go box) to participate!


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, United States


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