The course focused on the twilight relationship between human and plants trough the creation of a bioreactor made of self-sustainable material that can be found in each home. Symbolically we see the twilight of a new era in which we can be in neurological synergy with the artificial environment that nourish us.
Hydroponics, aquaponics and humanponics (aka using human urine as fertilizer for hydroponics) is the starting point. The course guided the students in designing a small hydro-aqua or human-ponic device, remotely connected to the internet at each individual home and connected with our brain.
Hydroponic is a farming technique in which food grow on water, using up to the 90% less water otherwise used in traditional agriculture. With this technique also known as soilless farming allows to grow food under any circumstances including loss of gravity in spaceships and nuclear land contaminations.
The project aims to explore certain meditation mechanics to fertilize the grow of a new SPORE drive, Stamets (known from startrek discovery) will give us hints, how to achieve fungi perfecti - in a system that we aim to design together.
In practical terms students will be asked to connect their brain to the hydroponic plants which can grow in your apartment. If we are successful, we can consider closing the course with linguine al pesto or a legendary pasta ai fungi recipe from the renew venetian’s architect Carlo Scarpa.