LIVING SYSTEMS LAB
A symposium by Central Saint Martins – UAL
The Living Systems Lab explores the inherent properties of biological living systems to develop new knowledge in the field of ecology via creative practices in art, design, and architecture. Two interconnected strands bring together bio-informed design research as a disruptive driver for sustainable innovation and artistic research, exploring the interrelationships within complex ecologies and networked systems.
This symposium introduces the Living Systems Lab Research Group from Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London (UAL) and projects which exist at the intersection of art, design, architecture, and biology: Carole Collet, Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures, Heather Barnett, Artist and Lecturer MA Art and Science, Nancy Diniz, Architect and Course Leader MA Biodesign, Alice Taylor, Bioengineer and Lecturer in Biology and Living Systems and Rob Kesseler, Professor of Art, Design and Science.
Launched in 2019, the MA Biodesign at Central Saint Martins – UAL explores bio-informed design strategies as a driver for sustainable innovation. The course incorporates the inherent life-conducive principles of biological living systems into the design process.