Andrea Ling is winner of the S+T+ARTS Prize 2020 for category Artistic Exploration with her project Design by Decay, Decay by Design, produced during her residency with Ginkgo Bio works in 2019.
Design by Decay, Decay by Design is based on the understanding that if we produce waste, we better produce waste as nature designs it. During her residency at Ginkgo Bioworks, Ling developed methods to create materials and objects out of biological processes working with fungi and bacterial cellulose, and designing with enzymes and other agents to engineer with the notion that one system’s entropy is the other system’s organisation. Before working with Ginkgo, she worked with similar strategies in collaboration with the Mediated Matter Group at MIT, where she did her masters.
During the S+T+ARTS Talk at Waag, Andrea Ling will present her work, followed by a presentation of colleague Brenda Parker, lecturer bio chemical engineering at University College London. Both presentations will be followed by a conversation together with Cecilia Raspanti, co-initiator of Waag’s TextileLab and teacher at Fabricademy.
The S+T+ARTS Talk is moderated by Lucas Evers, and introduced by Karla Spiluttini, producer of STARTS Prize at Ars Electronica.
Further information about the project „Design by Decay, Decay by Design“ by Andrea Ling can be found at https://starts-prize.aec.at/en/design-by-decay/