Hello all! My name is Marisa and I am a multidisciplinary artist and researcher specialising in Medical/Bioart. At the moment I am preparing to start my final project at fabricademy (academy in the intersection of digital fabrication, biology and textiles) and I am really into the theme of the open source body. I decided I want to explore possible applications of crafted, grown, hacked and/or bodily materials in open source healthcare/self care setting. When I say bodily materials I mean using the human body and mining materials from it as source of healing and self care. I am really interested in working with the microbiome and perhaps bacterial dyeing as well as with DIY Biology/synthetic bio so I am getting in touch to see whether I can get in contact with any labs/organisations/citizen science projects or even independent microbiologists or synthetic biologists to help me with my project!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and looking forward to hearing from you!