Electric Skin is a pioneering biomaterial generating electricity from air humidity, utilising Geobacter sulfurreducens’ protein nanowires. The project envisions a sustainable energy future where electronics and power generation are both growable and compostable, turning back into soil at their lifecycle's end. Addressing the challenges of harmful mining, electronic waste, and the non-recyclability of current renewable technologies like solar panels and wind turbines, Electric Skin proposes a revolutionary shift: a future where our electronics are both made and powered by regenerative, sustainable materials grown with respect for our planet.
Nada Elkharashi (b.1995) is an interdisciplinary research designer creating thought-provoking experiences at the intersection of cultural advancement, positive change, and human emotionality. With 6+ years of experience, she leads design innovations in daily objects, furniture, installations, storytelling, and more. Nada defies conventional sustainability, forging a relationship between individuals and positive changes through her use of form, material, and perceived function. Her interactive works challenge perceptions, encouraging conversations and local insights. Holding a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Design Studies—MFA and a Bachelor’s in Interior Design Honors—BFA. She received multiple awards and international recognition for her works exhibited in worldwide venues. morePortfolio LinkedIn Instagram
I work at the intersection of art, science and technology to uncover how we can design as ecologies, rather than as individuals. I often work as part of multi-disciplinary teams and operate in the space between project management and storytelling, so I can accompany the projects I work on in both practical and creative ways —navigating the balance between inspiration and impact. moreLinkedIn Instagram
Sequoia Fischer is a visionary in the field of synthetic biology, characterized by an unyielding passion to catalyze harmony between humanity and the natural world. At the forefront of her ambitions is the radical transformation of our material environment through the innovation of growable biomaterials for architecture. In her relentless pursuit of growing architecture, she aspires to reintegrate the long-lost rhythms of nature into our industrial landscape, creating a more sustainable and harmonious future for us all. morePortfolio LinkedIn Instagram
Catherine is a bio-material researcher, designer and activist focused on natural material exploration, sparking dialogues between humans and non-human organisms, and advocating for planet-centric design. Inspired by natural processes, her work aims to bridge the built environment with the interconnected web of being. morePortfolio LinkedIn Instagram