Speculative Scenarios: Microbial Collaborations

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The world below our feet, deep in the soil, is full of potential solutions to design strategies and interventions. The micro- and multiscalar architectures, invisible to us underground, are ecologies that rely on specific spatial conditions to function.

Speculative Scenarios: Microbial Collaborations is a growing body of design research comprised of concept sketches for microorganism collaboration for a cleaner environment. Each concept is rooted in hard science including soil sciences, microbiology, and in situ environmental management.

Interdisciplinary industrial and environmental design ideas include:

The Metagenomic Field Kit

The Biomass Synthesis Indicator System

Design Urgency Field Manual: Remediating Post Industrial Waste with Biodesign

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