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MYCORESTORATION EXPERIMENTS

 

In the current socio-economic context, some topics prevail, like circular economy, recycling, biomaterials or transdisciplinarity solutions, among others.

With particular natural capacities such as the extraction of nutrients and toxins, bioelectric and nutrient transmission, among others; the fungi offers a great source of solutions or at least proposals for new circular designs, and especially micoremediation; a fungus-based process for retain or degrade toxins from the environment.

At the Hybrid Laboratory, we are currently experimenting with the culture of Oyster mushroom mycelium, from various residues such as coffee, cardboard or mining tailings. The experiments are still in its initial stage, but it is expected to progress soon on a transdisciplinary artistic project based on the culture of this fungi in the mycelial phase, as a bioremediation material and its nutrients transmission capacities. In this stage, we count with the advising of Nicolás Voillier, an indistrial designer with vast experience on bioremediation designs.

 

 

In 2019, we participated at "Mycelium Summitt", a meeting of artists, scientists and activist that research and reflect about the mycelliums as a social and ecological agent, crucial on the conforming of new social paradigms. This session was in linz, Austria.

The organizarion behind this is the "Mycelium Network Society". More info at: http://mns.stwst.at