This edition of the Critical Making workshop series focuses on extracting pigments from bacteria and experiment with the results at TextileLab Amsterdam. Cecilia Raspanti and Ista Boszhard will introduce workshop participants to her ongoing work with the potential of bacterial pigments and demonstrate exactly how one can extract colour from bacteria.
TextileLab Amsterdam is primarily interested in these bacterial pigments as a source of more sustainable textile dyes, but the possibilities for this versatile substance are endless. We'd like to invite creative makers and designers to come work with this exciting new resource and come up with new applications. Could bacterial pigments support your own creative practice? Could you develop a new type of ink or paint? Come learn a new technique and experiment with the results.
Entrance is € 5,- (incl. drinks). Get your ticket via Eventbrite. English spoken.
About TextileLab Amsterdam
TextileLab Amsterdam is a laboratory for fashion, textile, and material designers, researchers, artists and creatives within Waag. Since 2016, the TextileLab has been exploring alternative, sustainable methodologies within the textile and clothing industry.
About the speakers
After working in the fashion industry in Italy, fashion and textile designer Cecilia Raspanti walked into FabLab Amsterdam and never left. She became a digital fabrication expert and co-founded Fabricademy.
Ista Boszhard works as concept developer at Waag Society. Before that she worked as a teacher at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) and she is still connected to the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, where she develops several programmes.
Ista and Cecilia were co-founder of the TextileLab Amsterdam and initiators of Waag's creative research on dyeing with bacteria. This research found its way to the Textile Clothing Business Labs (TCBL) project.
19:30 Doors open
20:00 Introduction to ‘critical making’ and workshop
20:15 Start workshop
21:00 Presentation by Fabricademy students
21:30 Continue workshop
22:15 Conclusion and reflections
22:30 Workshop ends
About ‘Critical Making’
‘Critical making’ is a series of workshops for and about makers. For each workshop, we invite a maker, thinker, inventor, designer or artist to have a discussion with the audience. Afterwards, we step into our Fablab and get to making.