The Biodesign Challenge offers art and design students the opportunity to envision future applications of biotechnology.
This semester I am part of the teaching team of the Biodesign Challenge course at the School of Design – University of Edinburgh. We are part of this international competition, were master and undergrad students are going to develop projects involving biology concepts in group of 3/4 around the theme ‘Communication’. The course is lead by Larissa Pschetz and Bettina Nissen, Naomi Nakayama & Eric Thorand.
The Biodesign Challenge offers art and design students the opportunity to envision future applications of biotechnology in a competition that highlights student work. Our organizers connect classrooms with a team of biologists and experts to guide the students as they develop their ideas.
At the end of the semester, the winning teams are invited to New York City to showcase their designs in front of members the academic, industrial, and design communities at the Biodesign Summit in June 2016.