Biodesign Tour+Talk with Modern Meadow
Modern Meadow is a pioneer in biofabrication using the latest tools from biotechnology to build a new world of materials. Their ZoaTM Biofabricated Materials are designed and grown from animal free collagen. Through the collaboration of design, biology and material science, they create materials to solve sustainability challenges while reimagining material possibilities.
Callie Clayton [BFA 17 TEXT], a Materials Design Research Associate on Modern Meadow’s Design Team, will speak to the role and work of the Design Team within the company and their pieces in the Nature Lab BioDesign exhibit. As a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design’s Textiles program with a concentration in Nature Culture Sustainability Studies, she will share how her background and experience working at Modern Meadow has shaped her perspective on what “making” means at the intersection of disciplines. Callie is looking forward to sharing how her interest in material exploration and the potential of biotech to shape sustainable futures, led her to Modern Meadow. As an inquisitive learner and maker, she strongly believes that collaboration and integration of all disciplines is integral to productive and intentional making."
The afternoon will begin with a tour of the exhibition led by co-curators Lucia Monge [MFA 15 SCULPT] and David Kim [MFA 14 D+M], followed by a talk by Callie Clayton [BFA 17 TEXT].
We hope you can join us!