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, spoke 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 shared how her background and experience working at Modern Meadow shaped her perspective on what “making” means at the intersection of disciplines. Callie also talked about how her interest in material exploration and the potential of biotech to shape sustainable futures led her to Modern Meadow.
The afternoon started 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.