Bacon Jewelry and Tissue Engineered Bio Fashion from the Future

| January 7, 2017

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Biodesigner Amy Congdon envisions a future where biotechnology is essential in all aspects of our lives, from regenerating organs to fashion. Amy Congdon is a designer based in London that uses her art to explore the implications of biotech. In particular, most of her work revolves around the intersection of two fields that might seem utterly unrelated: medicine and fashion. Amy is currently collaborating with Prof. Di Silvio in King’s College London, where she’s learning the ins and outs of tissue engineering. This growing field aims at growing and regenerating tissues and organs. To do so, scientists often require scaffolds for the cells to attach and grow in, and that’s where Amy’s current project ‘Tissue Engineered Textiles‘ comes in. In this project, the bioartist is seeding living cells into multiple materials. Some are specifically created for cell seeding, while others, like freshwater pearls or Swarovski crystals, have never been used before.

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