Materials Club is STEAMhouse Create’s monthly, interdisciplinary meetup for people interested in biomaterials and the opportunities and potential they offer within a circular and creative economy. Join to share ideas and experiments, ask questions, find collaborators and hear from a range of artists, designers and scientists who are exploring this area.
This month we are meeting online and looking forward to finding out more about STEAMhouse member Laurie Ramsell’s work. Laurie is a Birmingham-based cross-disciplinary artist who is investigating what it means to be human in an age of genetic modification and disruptive technologies, often through the use of biological materials. Recent artworks have explored human genomics using zebrafish, creating living bioart sculptures from bacterial cellulose, reproducing the Birmingham Art Map using slime mold, 3D clay printing, and performances inspired by the movement of motor proteins.
What is STEAMhouse Create?
STEAMhouse is a space to experiment, test and develop new knowledge. At the project’s heart are five key principles – conversation, exploration, collaboration, openness and newness. Open since early 2018, STEAMhouse is powered by Birmingham City University, in partnership with Eastside Projects and funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
The STEAMhouse Create Programme is a free ERDF funded programme that supports resource-poor businesses to build digital skills and make their new product, project, or service ideas a reality. We support businesses, including self-employed, sole-trading artists, to test new ideas, prototype and make new products and services (which if you are an artist may be artworks) as well as explore the potential of digital technologies to help you collaborate and innovate.
Find out more HERE