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Cineteca Nacional de Chile
FUNGUSFROM THE TERRITORY TO MANUFACTURE
This exhibition is focused on biofabrication processes based on fungal mycelium and lignocellulosic substrates, fundamentally based on research carried out in recent years by the Laboratorio de Biofabricación UC laboratory of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. The exhibition seeks to show how these elements of the fungi kingdom, a fundamental part of nature, can be part of the manufacturing processes for construction components and industrial objects for daily use, based on mycelium and cellulose-rich substrates.
Neither animal nor plant, the fungi kingdom is one of the most diverse on the planet. Mushrooms have a visible body (sporocarp), like the mushrooms we usually see, but that is only a small part; while, under the surface or inside the trees, a network of hyphae grows and branches, microscopic threads that constitute its vital root during the vegetative stage. This part is called mycelium, and it what this exhibition is based on.
In the Design Gallery, the exhibition explains and illustrates the cycle of gathering, cultivating and manufacturing objects. Thus, it has five stations: Forest, Laboratory, Factory, Exhibition and Explanation. The most complete knowledge of the biological cycle of fungi, their evolutionary stages and their usefulness in daily life, will enable us to fully understand the importance that these have as the regenerators par excellence of the natural world; fungi are in the decomposition of bodies and plants, but they also represent rebirth, a new beginning.
About the curator
Francisco Chateau Gannon is an Architect, Scholar and Researcher at Escuela de Arquitectura of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Currently, he serves as director of the Laboratory of Models and Prototypes FADEU, and since 2017 he has participated as Coordinator of Laboratorio de Biofabricación UC.
Researchers related to the Laboratorio de Biofabricación UC
Francisco Chateau, Sebastián Rodríguez, Andrés Romero, Matías Elliot, Fernan Federici, Catalina De Pablo, Carolina Pacheco, Aníbal Fuentes, Alejandro Soffia, Diego Bustos, Fabian Melo, Tamara Matute, Isaac Núñez, Daniel Núñez, Jens Benohr, Federico Martelli, German Guzman, Gabriela Fuentes, Galit Hojman, Ricardo Aliste, Sebastian Aguilera, Guillermo Avilés, Francisca Feijoo, Claudia Gaete, Tania Pedraza, Fernanda Peñaranda, Axel Sepúlveda, Maria Jose Besoain, Alejandro Weiss, Jose Palma, Felipe Muñoz.
Exhibition collaborators: David Benjamin, Phillip Ross, Daniela Torres, Rafael Astaburuaga and Tomas Vivanco.
Project financed by the Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio. “Biofabrication: Collaborative work with mycelium around the UC bio-manufacturing laboratory”. FONDART N ° 603275.
Responsible: Francisco Chateau Gannon
Collaborators: Sebastian Rodriguez, Matías Elliott, Valentina Soto, Franco Nieri, Agustin Torrealba, Daniela Torres, Agustín Mercado, Pedro León and Natalia Del Campo.
- Manual – Micotextile. Free access mushroom textiles and scientific equipment
Practical guide for the development of textiles made up of mycelium of fungi and natural fibers and manual for the manufacture of free access laboratory incubators.
© Laboratorio de Biofabricación UC
- Mushroom biofabrication manual
Practical guide for the manufacture of materials and objects from native wood decomposing fungi and agroforestry waste.
© Laboratorio de Biofabricación UC
MOBILITY PASS | Attendees older than 15 years of age must present their mobility pass at the entrance to the cultural centre in accordance with current health regulations. People without a mobility pass will only be able to attend on Tuesdays between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm and on Thursdays between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. All of the above in accordance with the provisions of the health authority within the framework of the Step by Step plan.