Dieter Roth was a prolific mid twentieth century conceptual artist who worked across multiple media. Amongst his creations are a number of works that incorporate common organic material such as cheese, bread, sausage, mould and chocolate; exploring concepts of decomposition and decay.
Though early attempts to rationally explain disease can be traced as far back as Hippocrates around 400 B.C., the father of modern epidemiology is considered to be John Snow. It is the study of how and why diseases occur and proliferate.
Scientific glassware is intrinsic equipment to the research laboratory, particularly chemistry and biology. It presents as fabricated equipment, yet the beauty of the pieces and the skill of their creation is more akin to works of craft.
The application of mycelium as a material for design has gathered pace over recent years. Along with algae, it has emerged as a significant living material that possesses immense potential for the designed and constructed environment.
Academic research is pivotal in the progression of design innovation. It fosters an environment in which inventive thinking, diverse disciplines and the spirit of experimentation are free to evolve.