Techstyler + Conservation X Labs: Microfibre Innovation Series Fireside chat #2

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Techstyler + Conservation X Labs: Microfibre Innovation Series

Fireside chat #2

Innovation to eliminate micro plastics:

In 2019, Central Saint Martins art and design university introduced the first MA Biodesign course for fashion graduates wishing to work with materials grown from living systems. The course integrates scientific processes with design, providing a lab environment for students to design materials using a range of organisms. As the first cohort of students are about to graduate from this new programme we discuss the opportunities, limitations and scope for biodesign in replacing polluting textiles that pose a threat to our environment. We will also explore links to synthetic biology, and the steps required to scale biomaterials to global commerciality.

Join Techstyler editor Brooke Roberts-Islam in conversation with Central Saint Martins (CSM) academics and students:

Dr Alice Taylor, Lecturer in Biology and Living Systems

Victoria Geaney, Associate Lecturer Design Studios (MA Biodesign, CSM), Visiting Lecturer, MA Fashion Bio-Platform (Royal College of Art) and Fashion-Led Research PhD Candidate, School of Design, Royal College of Art

Malu Lücking, MA Biodesign student and Entrepreneur in Residence bei DesignFarmBerlin

Moises Hernandez Duque, MA Biodesign student, product designer


Fireside chat format:

In Conversation – Brooke, Dr Taylor, Victoria, Moises and Malu: 3:00pm BST

Presentation of grown materials: Moises and Malu: 3:30-3:45pm

Live Q&A: 3:45pm – 4pm BST


We are accepting questions submitted in advance by those signing up to attend the event, and we will also accept live questions submitted during the discussion.


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This event is part of the Techstyler + Conservation X Labs partnership for the Microfiber Innovation Challenge – a competition awarding $650k in prizes to innovators with upstream textile solutions to the global microplastics problem. For more information, visit:

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