On August 24, 2018 the Nature Lab at RISD announced the opening of Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration, an exhibition curated in collaboration with William Myers that marked the culmination of the Nature Lab's 80th anniversary celebrations. The exhibition ran from Aug 25—Sept 27 and showcased recent examples of design and art that inform our complex relationship with nature and help us decipher how it may evolve in the future.
To launch the exhibition, the Nature Lab hosted a half-day symposium on August 24th that brought together international artists, designers, scientists and educators for talks, discussions, and presentations on topics such as valuing non-human forms of life as collaborators, artistic and scientific modes of inquiry, and ethical considerations in bioart and biodesign practices. This collection contains video recordings of the symposium presentations, exhibition and symposium photos and print material published for the day's events.
Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration was made possible by:
Lead Curator: William Myers
Co-Curators: Lucia Monge (MFA 15 SC), David Kim (MFA 14 DM)
Curatorial Assistants: Julia van den Hout (non-RISD) and Peter Rogers (MFA 19 DM)
Exhibition and Identity Design: Angela Torchio (MFA 19 GD)
Co-Partners|Sponsors: RISD Co-Works and Campus Exhibitions