GENSPACE Mycelium Workshop

BioDesign Course @ GENSPACE


in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

2 Session Course:

Saturday, January 20th from 2-4PM

Saturday, January 27th from 2-4PM

Mycelium (the roots of mushrooms) may very well be one of the most intelligent, adaptable, and resilient organism on the planet. The largest organism on the terrestrial planet, mycelium is nature’s recycler and communication network.

Come explore this fascinating fungi with us as we learn about its many functions and characteristics, and find out how “nature’s glue” is being bio-utilized in many applications across industries as humans seek out more sustainable production processes. Get ready to get your hands dirty, literally, when we walk you through the process of growing your own lampshade using mycelium. You’ll get to form a lampshade using Ecovative’s mushroom materials, watch it grow with the option to create unique outcomes and aesthetics and walk away with your own functional table lamp to bring into your home or office.

This 2-day biofabrication workshop is hosted by Danielle Trofe, a biodesigner who created the first ever commercialized lighting collection grown using Ecovative’s mushroom materials. She’ll share insights from four years of experience working with biomaterials and building a career in biodesign and biomimicry.

At the end of the course, students will be able to take home their mycelium lamps that have a retail value of $125.

BYOCQ, bring your own curiosity and questions!