Bea Brücker

Bea Brücker on Challenges of Capitalism – Biodesign as a New Approach

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10 Sessions

60 Minutes

What’s waiting for you

01 Introducing Bea Brücker

Get to know Bea Brücker and her motivation to change systematic problems with biodesign

02 What will you learn

Bea introduces the topics she will talk about throughout this class

03 Challenges of capitalism & neoliberalism

Explaining why designers have a role to play for systematic change and they can create impact

04 Defining biodesign

What is biodesign and why should we use biomaterial

05 Designing biomaterials

Not every biomaterial is sustainable and why designing is much more than just being creative

06 The role of social communities

Understand the importance of local collaboration and its positive impact

07 Applying new fabrication technologies

Bea gives you advice on how to access and use new technologies for your design

08 Case study – Algae leather/h3>
Understand climate positive aspects of algae leather and how to work with it

09 Case study – Design x Activism

Guiding through her project Morphogenesis and showing how to use environmental issues as a source of inspiration to develop new solutions

10 Conclusion

Bea concludes how designers can impact our future through design

Bea Brücker

Bea Brücker is a biodesigner, researcher and artist. Her work has won numerous awards and explores the potential of biodesign as a tool for social, political and ecological progress in response to the climate catastrophe and increasing social injustice. Since completing her MA at the Royal College of Art she has taught the Bio platform of the MA Fashion programme and regularly works on multidisciplinary projects, for example with researchers from the Fraunhofer Society, with makerspaces or on theatre and film productions.

Your course

Bea is challenging current systems and shows how a circular biological approach within a post-capitalism model can be a solution to to lessen our environmental impact. You will learn what biomaterials are and how to use biodesign as a tool to make fashion local, accessible and transparent, while restoring ecosystems. She proves that design can help to develop alternative scenarios and discusses the role of future designers.

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