If you’ve been curious about biofabrication or biomaterials, this workshop is for you.
Grow fungi into an object for your home. Here at 10th Floor Studio, we firmly believe that fungi can help us transition away from synthetic petroleum products and towards futures where humans coexist as a part of the natural world. We’ve been working with fungi for the last 5 years and are excited to offer a workshop to introduce you to these incredible organisms! Fungi exist in many forms, in this session we’ll be using the oft-unseen underground body of the fungi, called mycelium, to grow a bud vase for your home. This 2.5-hour workshop will begin with a brief intro to growing objects out of fungi and our work at 10th Floor Studio. You’ll learn the basics about choosing a suitable species of fungi, how to avoid contamination, and how to create an object using a mold form. We’ll walk you through designing and assembling your customized bud vase mold. Then it’s time to break up the mycelium, pack it in the mold, and let it grow!
Note: You’ll take home your bud vase still in the mold. It will need 2 weeks for the mycelium to grow out and firm up. It will not need any attention while it grows. After 2 weeks you’ll dry it out and halt any further growth. Don’t worry, we’ll give you instructions on what to do once you leave the workshop 🙂
– Try biofabrication yourself and take home your mycelium bud vase
– Cost: $120
– Limited to 20 people