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Material Driven

Bioplastic and Banana Leather Workshop

Event Type
Ricker Library
Bevier Hall Lab 362, 905 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana
wifi event
Feb 15, 2024   5:00 - 7:00 pm  
Purva Chawla & Adele Orcajada
In person registration
Siobhan McKissic
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Material Driven, an international design firm and materials library, led by Purva Chawla and Adele Orcajada, will host a workshop in which participants will get hands-on experience creating their own bioplastics and bioleather from easy to find, sustainable, and edible materials. This workshop will get messy so please come dressed appropriately and bring your own cooking pot and banana peels! All other materials will be provided by the Ricker Library of Architecture & Art. If you choose to join the workshop online from your own kitchen, you will need to pick up materials at the Ricker Library by February 15, 2024 while supplies last. Limit 15 participants for in-person workshop.

Adele Orcajada has been a material researcher, librarian, and curator since 2014, having worked at various London Material Libraries, before becoming a partner at MaterialDriven, where she continues to explore material innovation with brands and institutions. She has lectured at fashion and design schools in Spain and the UK, and regularly contributes to talks and events on material innovation, sustainability, and circular economy. Adele works at the intersection between craft, design, and science to educate and create awareness of a new generation of material makers and their commercial potential.

This is an online and in person workshop:
To register online, 
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For in person participation, register here - Space is limited, attendees will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

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Co-Sponsors: School of Art & Design, BS Sustainable Design Department, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition 

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