contribution: concept development - qualitative research - theoretical background - speculative storytelling
Oyster mushroom is suitable to grow at home due to its ability to grow on varied media such as straw or coffee waste. Some say it's the easiest and most forgiving mushroom to grow. The wearable is made out of clay which provides the mushrooms with ideal conditions. They grow inside the object in dark, moist and aerated environment due to the properties of fired unglazed clay - its porous structure and ability to hold water. The user should observe the development of mycelium and leave the object open when it's time for the mushroom to fruit.
This object is a part of Biorevolution MAD Design Summer School 2017 'mobility' group project. We designed wearables that allow the user to grow and harvest their own food refering to premaculture principles.
team: Olga Zelenska, Andrejs Strokins, Laura Pazo, Min Young Choi, Liisa Kivimäe
tutors: OS ∆ OOS
drawings by Min Young Choi