FNAR 268/568 Integrative STudio: Biological Design

This course is a research based design studio that introduces new materials, fabrication and prototyping techniques to develop design proposals in response to the theme: Biological Design (Fall 2015).

The studio introduces life sciences and biotechnologies to designers, artists, and nonspecialists to develop creative and critical propositions that address the social, cultural, and environmental needs of 21st century.

Through lectures, hands on workshops, and assignments, students will work on developing living artifacts that can their manifest ideas and learn how to situate their work in relation to the current discourse in contemporary art and design. The course assumes no background in Biology and will provide the necessary lab training to work in a Safety Level 2 Biology Lab at University of Pennsylvania.