New visions for architecture and urbanism were often accompanied or driven by radical technological developments or material innovations. With the approach for a more dynamic, less efficient but therefore faster changing architecture comes also the demand for more temporality, for an architecture which doesn’t have to last forever but instead can decay while simultaneously being renewed and adjusted, appropriately representing our times of tremendous globalization, increased connectivity and digital identity – a molecular utopia. Within this module we will focus on the DIY aspect in making and using (smart) materials to create an interactive installation. All the materials have in common that they can be produced following a set of rather simple instructions and that they are thin, lightweight and flexible.
Beat Karrer will hold an intense introduction into the making process of self-made bioplastics.