Photo by Alpha Photography

Photo by Alpha Photography

BOOTCAMP CIRCUlaire economie Vlaanderen circulair 2018

Glimps facilitated and curated the Circular Economy Bootcamp for Vlaanderen Circulair (VC) in September 2018. We co-designed with the team of VC a programme that was relevant, broad and daring, employing novel education and innovation tools. On-site, we guided the projects from kick-off to goodbye, made a buzz so that the outside world knew what was happening and trained the participants in essential entrepreneurial skills. Good vibes, great projects and happy participants!

For Vlaanderen Circulair.

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The Growing City

A buzzing crowd. The smell of mown grass and sunflowers comes at you. The soft feeling of fresh pasture under your feet. Your hands touch walls made of plants and mushrooms. As far as the eye can see is a green city, grown and growing with its inhabitants.

This interactive installation invites visitors to fully explore their senses in the fitting-room of the post-fossil city of 2050.

Winner of Post-Fossiel Gent competition by City of Ghent.

 Photo by Yvon Poncelet

Photo by Yvon Poncelet

FUTURE MATERIALS

Future Materials explores how the designers' craft evolves with the use of innovative materials. Science, design and technology in the search for sustainable solutions inspired by nature. Featuring: mycelium objects, algae paint and vegetarian leather. 

In partnership with Handmade in Brugge.

BioFab Forum

This forum is intended for the biofabrication community. It fosters discussions and sharing knowledge about all kinds of biomaterials and related topics: mycelium materials, bio polymers, bioart, biodesign, fungi, ... 

BioFab Forum intends to build a body of knowledge that is readily usable for everyone, anywhere in the world!

Interested? Feel free to introduce yourself.

In collaboration with Edgeryders.

 Photo by Caroline Pultz

Photo by Caroline Pultz

Lumifungi

Each month, PermaFungi recycles five tons of coffee grounds to produce 1 ton of mushrooms and 5 tons of champost in the cellars of Tour et Taxis, in the heart of Brussels. This lamp is made of the leftovers of the champost.

In partnership with Permafungi.

 Photo by Lore De Backer

Photo by Lore De Backer

Bacterial leather JEWELRY

A touring exhibition of jewelry fabricated from bacterial leather. Fully based on natural ingredients, this leather offers an alternative to resource-intensive and polluting classical leather production. Sheets are grown in merely a week in liquid containers. Origin and result meet each other in this living installation seen at Supernova 2018 (Antwerp) and Interieur 2018 (Kortrijk.)

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ZWAMWERK

Zwamwerk is an educational kit on mycelium materials. It translates scientific knowledge into education for disadvantaged groups and schools and enables teachers to experiment during class. This follows from the sore points we noticed in biology education: there is a shortage of qualitative and accessible learning materials. Qualitative education is needed to ensure that qualified workers graduate in the future.

In partnership with with Ekoli & Ine Desmet (Howest)

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Design Methodology for Ugent Industrieel Ontwerpen

We've taught students mycelium materials production and helped them to develop their products. During the project we have prototyped the first online education platform on mycelium materials. 

In partnership with Mycelia BVBA and UGent Industrieel Ontwerpen.