• Body Ecosystem Workshop

  • Body Ecosystem - Nestor Pestana & Deborah Tchoudjinoff

  • Body Ecosystem - Nestor Pestana & Deborah Tchoudjinoff

  • Body Ecosystem - Nestor Pestana & Deborah Tchoudjinoff

A Toolkit for the Future: Body Ecosystem

Workshop |

Saturday, 30 June

Mare Street cutting room

1-5pm

 

Advancements in biotechnology are providing us with a new perspective on what it is to be human – that we are in fact an ecosystem made up of trillions of micro-organisms which live within and on our bodies. Not only that, they extend beyond our skin forming invisible clouds of microbes, called microbial plumes.

The microbial plume is unique to each of us. As we interact with our surroundings, we leave behind parts of it, making it possible to trace it back to each person’s unique identity, where we have been, who have we been with, and our microbial make up.

Participants in this workshop, led by LCF’s Fashion Space Gallery Designers in Residence Nestor Pestana and Deborah Tchoudjinoff, explored how fashion practices can be used to instigate new forms of interaction based on how this information is shared.

This workshop was part of A Toolkit for the Future – a conference at the V&A followed by day of speculative design workshops at LCF’s project space Arcade East. The project is curated in collaboration with the V&A’s The Future Starts Here exhibition curator Mariana Pestana.