Marin Sawa at Designersblock London 2010

September 21, 2010

Marin Sawa has created a living world in her kitchen, where she set up a molecular cooking laboratory in order to manipulate and shape algae strains. She made visible a world in which algae can be seen changing colour after being exposed to sunlight, a world in which algae can thrive in a contained, architectural environment. Her project highlights algae habitats through experimentation and scientific research. There is much ado about algae currently, from creating stronger, hybrid, high-tech strains to the mass production of algal bio-fuel and bio-oil, to the use of algae in paint. Algae are also a source of inspiration and research for chemists, microbiologists, engineers, environmentalists, designers, and even chefs.

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Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank
London SE1 9PH

Designersblock London 2010 23rd – 26th September

The view from the OXO Tower

Bargehouse is owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders

Opening times: Designersblock London 2010
23 – 26 September

Thursday 23rd – 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am 24th – 6pm
Saturday 10am 25th – 7pm
Sunday 10am 26th – 6pm

The London Design Festival