Growing Cellulose - Workshop

Biotinkering Berlin
Biotinkering Berlin
Public group
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Microbial cellulose is a material with unique aesthetic properties: delicate and sensuous, it resembles skin and bodily matter. Not only: once dried, it has paper-like attitude. The best thing is that you can cultivate it yourself!

Margherita Pevere will teach us how to get directly involved in the adventurous life of microbial colonies and show us her unique way to grow cellulose.

We will learn how to grow Glucoacetobacter Xylinus with DIY recipes, compare different kinds of cultures, how to protect them from mold, how to dry cellulose and use it creatively.

We start on time, so make sure you do not miss any of the experiments.

Join us and invite your friends too!

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12:00 - 12:30 Microbial cellulose fundamentals: what it is, how it grows, different kind of cultures
12:30 - 13:00 Preparing the media: DIY recipe based on soy derivatives; Tricks to to protect cultures from mold
13:00 - 13:40 Creative prototyping
13:45 - 14:00 DIY Bio code of conduct
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch and discussions

Presenter: Margherita Pevere, artist and researcher at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. (

To help us with organization, please register. The event fee is 15 Euro. Members have free access.