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Iris Bekkers www.irisamber.com

Rethinking Plastic Challenge – Iris Bekkers

By 23-12-2021

As part of the Rethinking Plastic programme, Yksi Expo – together with the Stokroos Foundation – has developed assignments for five young designers from the Yksi Expo Young Talent team. As an incentive to take them a step further in their development and career. Today we present Iris Bekkers.

MicroMorph
In a multidisciplinary team, Iris Bekkers is investigating the possibilities of allowing bacteria to grow a biofilm that changes shape when the humidity of the environment changes. A series of experiments led to a collection of material samples. But does such cooperation yield just as much for bacteria as it does for humans? And is that what we want to achieve? A study into steps towards a biobased future in which humans and organisms work together constructively. (With Menno Bas, Joana Coronel Soler, Shams Hazim, Kevin Vos and Vadim Steveniers).

Exhibition ‘Rethinking Plastic Challenge’
Yksi Expo
Torenallee 22-04, Eindhoven
16 October 2021 – 13 February 2022
www.yksiexpo.nl
www.stokroos.nl