Biodesign is an emerging discipline that harnesses biotechnology and living systems. Practitioners in the field create living products and processes, probe humanity’s relationship with biology, and interrogate emerging practices in the life sciences. The discipline asks, how might practitioners consider relationships among human and nonhuman species? What are the limits of working with biological systems? And how can modern industrial systems evolve to integrate with living systems?
This working group, originally the outcome of a strategic partnership with the Biodesign Challenge, explores the future of biodesign in many of the academic design departments of Cumulus members and beyond.