fungi on the fringe: exploring the fascinating world of mycelium materials
(Free for Fungal Ecology)
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Join us for an exciting presentation on the cutting-edge field of mycelium materials and their potential to revolutionize industries ranging from fashion to construction. Fungi on the Fringe will take you on a journey through the fascinating world of mycelium, the underground network of fungal threads that plays a critical role in the ecology of our planet.
Led by Catherine Euale, we will explore the remarkable properties of mycelium materials, including their strength, durability, and sustainability. You’ll also discover how mycelium can be grown into a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing it to be used for a wide range of applications, from building materials to textiles, pigments, food scaffolds and even electronics.
Meet Your Teacher
Catherine is a Venezuelan-Canadian artist and citizen scientist who explores the intersection of art, science, and ethics. Her work is deeply rooted in the natural world, and she is passionate about using art as a tool for environmental advocacy and social change.
Euale’s practice is highly exploratory and interdisciplinary, spanning biological arts, mycology, interspecies communication, bioethics, ART-ivism, and audiovisual storytelling. Her work explores the complex relationships between humans and other species, and seeks to foster a deep relationality and entwinement with more than human teachers, allies and spaces.