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  • Maryland Institute College of Art Bio Fab Lab 1400 Cathedral St Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)
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Presented by Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network (BCAN)

What to Expect:

In the thousands of years since humans left the stone age, we have developed an astounding collection of skills and technologies for fabrication. Nature, however, has employed billions of years of R&D to develop far more sophisticated means of making things. Biofabrication is the combination of these technologies.

Join artist Ryan Hoover for an artist talk and backstage tour of the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Bio Fab Lab - where student artists and researchers are building in collaboration with life, blurring the boundaries of art, science and technology to innovate futures that employ biocement sculptures to restore oyster populations and grow hair follicle germ cells to create synthetic animal-free wools.

For more information about this event, please contact Maggie Villegas


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MICA is redefining the role of the artists and designers as creative, solutions-oriented makers and thinkers who will drive social, cultural, and economic advancement for our future. As the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation, MICA is located in Baltimore, deeply connected to the community. It is a leading contributor to the creative economy regionally and a top producer of nationally and internationally recognized professional artists and designers.

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BCAN is a brand new city-wide initiative that provides strategic + holistic entrepreneurship support for Baltimore creatives of all disciplines and backgrounds. Working with partners in Baltimore and beyond, our programs will offer business, marketing, legal, and financial training to creatives ranging from individual artists looking to sustain their practice, to creative startup companies looking to revolutionize their industry. By empowering our city’s creative entrepreneurs, we aim to foster a stronger, more equitable creative ecosystem and economy in Baltimore.

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