Allison DuPont is Montreal based material designer. She is currently working on her PhD research relating bio-design for sustainable and healthy interiors. Her practice focuses on circular design with bio-based materials. She approaches her projects like experiments, through a hands-on and embodied approach using methods like harvesting natural and growing materials. Her ultimate objective is to ensure that the materials used in these spaces are sourced from responsible and sustainable sources, designed with durability and repairability in mind, and ultimately destined for circular reuse at the end of their life cycle. The goal of her research-creation is to iteratively create zero-waste filtering materials for the built environment that can return to the soil safely through developing alternative, sustainable solutions. At the core of her practice as a designer is her equally important role as an advocate for the voices of the underrepresented, both human and

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Materials and Materiality