The Living System

Biomaterial research project as part of artists residency with Be More Circular. The Living System communicated our relationship with waste and its place within the circular economy. This project explored the use of food waste as a biomaterial and as a substrate for Mycelium. 

Starch based bio-plastic using cocoa bean husks.

The Mycelium Substrate

A substrate is any kind of material, with good properties for the colonization, nutrition and the growth of the mycelium spawn. I used household food waste such as coffee grounds, egg shells, cardboard and mixed food waste as the different substrates.