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The Symbiocene Forest
BioArt Laboratories

The Symbiocene Forest

Unearthing the next era of human history

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Hidden in a green realm in Strijp lies BioArt Laboratories - a repurposed historical military complex in a dense forest. The breeding ground for many award winning innovations. It is a refreshing place where things are done differently. A place, unfinished, unpolished, provocative, and alive.
At this off-grid location we are challenging the anthropocentric perspectives on economy, habitation and land by adopting key principles of the Symbiocene. The Symbiocene revolves around ecological and evolutionary thinking of the interconnectedness of life and all living thing. Such symbioses are in stark contrast with current human influence and increasing dominance of climatic, biophysical and evolutionary processes. At BioArt Laboratories we unearth the blueprint for this next era of human history. We adopt principles of the Symbiocene: full recyclability, the elimination of toxic waste, socially just renewable energy, organic integration of technology with physical and living systems. The old bunker complex, the laboratory workplace and the rural environment outside will form the scenery of the event and its activities through exhibitions, debates, workshops, and amongst other engaging events. Our participating artists will be announced soon!

Shaakira Jassat

Are we able to revitalize our relationship with water in the urban environment?

Shaakira Jassat is a graduate at the Desigh Aademy. Since the recent drought in her native country, South Afrika, she has been looking at design as a response to the dry situation in Cape Town. During that time, the city's relationship with water altered dramatically. Her work takes inspiration from organisms that collect, filter or store their own water, seeking ways to apply these principles in urban environments.

BioArt Laboratories

BioArt Laboratories strongly focusses on talent development and preservation for Eindhoven and its region. At BioArt Laboratories, designers, scientists, and artists are offered a platform to develop themselves on different levels: artistically, research, development, marketing and entrepreneurship. Our expertise is the crossover between biotechnology and the creative industry. BioArt Laboratories facilitates these young talents with the first steps in their professional career.