Invasive Materials: Rebuilding Relations with Disturbed Landscapes Workshop

August 10,  2021

Thomas Heinrich demonstrates how invasive plants can be transformed into bio-objects as part of the FAB16 Montreal: Fabricating the Commons Week.
Person holding a vessel created from invasive plant material up to their zoom camera during a workshop. In the background there are other items created with invasive plant material, pots, bowls and other laboratory equipment.
The Invasive Materials workshop was presented during the FAB16 Montreal: Fabricating the Commons week to present the results of the biomaterials project De Souche.
Conducted at the Milieux Speculative Life Biolab in 2021, De Souche demonstrated a method for transforming the invasive plant Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) into bio-objects. This workshop illustrates the potential for invasive plants to be interpreted not as a nuisance but as a gift.

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