The Bartlett School of Architecture


Big Data: Designing with the Materials of Life

30 January 2014

big data

Students from The Bartlett School of Architecture are taking part in Big Data: Designing with the Materials of Life, a unique exhibition and workshop examining how the latest biological research could inform the design of future sustainable materials, products, services and architecture.

Hosted by the Lethaby Gallery at Central Saint Martins (CSM), the live project is an incubator for interdisciplinary discussion and design with neuroscientists, genetics engineers, and molecular biologists working alongside students on The Bartlett's March GAD programme (Research Cluster 3) and CSM's MA Textile Futures. 

The exhibition, open to the public until 13 February, has been organised by Ruairi Glynn, Lecturer in Interactive Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture & Carole Collet, Reader and Deputy Director of the Textile Futures Research Centre at CSM.

Exhibition and live project open:
23 January – 13 February 2014
Tuesdays to Fridays, 12 – 5 pm

Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA

  • For more information about the project, speakers, facilitators and demonstrators visit the CSM website.

Image: Streptomyces coelicolor is 'trained' to develop varied hues of pigment by tweaking the nutrient recipe integral to its ability to thrive. Faber Futures, Natsai Audrey Chieza & Professor John Ward, 2013