Fungutopia

6th June 2011

An installation, a workshop and a prototype, Fungutopia was shown during DMY Berlin Design week as an ecological utopia based on mushroom cultivation. Fungutopia is the design of a social and ecological utopia based on urban mushroom cultivation.

Mushrooms and fungai are incredible in their versatility and are an open source for medicine and food as well as a soil recovery method. The mycelium produced by them is being used for eco packaging to replace polystyrene as well as being used to decompose plastics. Mushrooms are also being heralded by Paul Stamets as to being a natural resource that is going to save the world!

With mushrooms being of such importance, a workshop during DMY showed simple techniques of how to grow mushrooms in the urban environment as well as showcasing the prototype MUSHroom which combines open source electronics and biology to grow rare medicines.

The project hopes to create a community project where people will share their knowledge and their experiences and touches on the issues of urbanisation, sustainability and most importantly the need for future resourcefulness.

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