Maker Space
11:15 - 12:15
Glowing bacteria; deep-sea jewellery

Short thesis

Shaping jewellery from bioluminescent bacteria. Ocean microorganisms are harnessed and integrated into wearable jewellery. How can we begin to think more creatively about designing with biology? This black box glows inside, featuring a live community of Photobacterium Phosphoreum.


Fashion is an entity seeking love and life. For this installation, we create a secret space for fashion and biology to meet. Deep in the darkness of a black box, a symbiosis of microbiology and human-machine craft. A set of four jewellery pieces will be on display illuminating the love of deep-sea life. The pieces of jewellery are made from acrylic and light optic fibers using a 3d printer and laser cutter. This installation will get you exploring the world of citizen science and digital fabrication. It is also meant as a follow-up from Mirela Alistair's workshop, where she begins with introducing the culture onto agar in a petri-dish. Next step is manipulating the media, to be adapted for any design project. 

The number of participants for the workshop is limited to 15. There is a sign up sheet available at the Makerspace - first come first serve.