New York City, New York
Architect David Benjamin founded The Living to explore the evolving relationship between technology and biology. Whether using mycelium spores as building material or using biological organisms as part of an urban sensing network, The Living practices design as an iterative and interrogative research project into hybrid futures.
The Living, in collaboration with Ali Brivanlou Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Embryology (Rockefeller University), will exhibit a façade prototype incorporating living biological material. By recasting the building edge not as a boundary between inside and outside, but as a territory with its own unique ecosystem, a new politics of the edge is established.
Ali Brivanlou Lab
Paula Carleton Evans