Workshop: Making Biomaterials with Materiom

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Emergence LCC


A 5-hour hands-on biomaterials making session. Participants will be introduced to the opportunities of biomaterials.

Date & time

Date:14 September 2019

Time:11am to 4.30pm

Event Details

Address:Elephant & Castle London

Post code:SE1 6SB


Open hours:11am to 4.30pm


This will be a 5-hour hands-on biomaterials making session. Participants will be introduced to the opportunities of biomaterials and the vision of Materiom, and will be able to explore the Materiom materials library – a diverse collection of abundant natural ingredients, bio-plastics and composites. Participants will also be able to create their own biomaterials using Materiom recipes and explore the possible applications of biomaterials. The day will be split in two with a lunch break included, providing an opportunity for further discussions about biomaterials, as well as planning for the rest of the workshop session. The workshop will be facilitated by the Materiom team, led by Zoë Powell and her fellow team member Pilar Bolumburu. Materiom is a research platform dedicated to the experimentation and development of open source biomaterial recipes made using locally-abundant ingredients and life-friendly chemistry. Our mission is to enable everyone, everywhere, to participate in the next generation of materials for a circular economy. Our international community of scientists, designers, engineers and artists develop, test and adapt our recipes to regenerate local cultures and bioregions. This event is part of EMERGENCE, an exhibition and events programme presented by the Design School at London College of Communication, UAL exploring the role of design in working towards goals of sustainable production and consumption, biodiversity, inclusiveness, social cohesion and environmental sustainability. Accessibility London College of Communication strives to provide an inclusive and accessible environment for our students and visitors. If you have any specific access requirements for an event or exhibition, please contact us by email ( or phone (020 7514 8498) in advance of your visit so that we can make any necessary preparations or adjustments. For full access and route guides for our building, please view our AccessAble accessibility guide. Find Us London College of Communication is located in the heart of London, at Elephant & Castle. The College is based on a single site, within easy reach of various parts of the city and well served by tube, bus and rail networks. Find out more about getting here on our Find Us page. Important Filming and Photography Notice: Please note that filming and photography will be taking place throughout the exhibition. Both bigger crowds, smaller groups and individuals may be captured on camera. All imagery and footage may at some point be published on the College's website, social media channel and in print.


By Bus:Elephant & Castle is extremely well connected for buses across London that stop next to the College including: 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 136, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 196, 188, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 415, 453, 468, C10 and P5. Visit the Transport for London website to plan your journey.

By Tube:Both the Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station. The College is opposite the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, on the same side of the road as the Metropolitan Tabernacle. View the TFL tube map and plan your journey on the Transport for London website.

By Train:The College site is connected by Thameslink trains which stop at Elephant & Castle rail station, across the road from the College.



Adapted toiletAdapted toilet


Disability trainingDisability awareness training received

Large print availableLarge print available

Level access toiletLevel access toilet

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