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Seaweed Matters

Explore the potential of seaweed as a biomaterial with renowned design studio Ma-tt-er. Create your own natural dyes, before making your own rug with a seaweed fibre.

What to expect

Seaweed can be considered one of the most important organisms on our planet, producing up to 80% of the world’s oxygen. It has the potential to be transformed into textiles, natural dyes, biofuel, furniture, housing, beauty products, biodegradable water bottles and is also a food in many cultures. In a time of global warming and mass consumption, how could seaweed help us to create a sustainable future?

During the workshop, discover how this single ingredient is fast becoming one of the most versatile biomaterials. Alongside presentations and discussions, you will create your own natural dyes, before making your own rug with a seaweed fibre.

Tickets include lunch on both days of the workshop.

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Image credit: Seaweed, courtesy of Ma-tt-er

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Image credit: Seaweed, courtesy of Ma-tt-er

Image credit: Ma-tt-er Wooden Matters - Indigo Stain with Hazel Stark

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Image credit: Ma-tt-er

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Image credit: Ma-tt-er

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Booking information

Adult £120
Student/Concession £100

Facilitators

Seetal Solanki

Seetal Solanki is the Founder and Director of research design studio Ma-tt-er. Having worked with a wide variety of sectors including architecture, interiors, food, fashion, editorial and events she saw the potential to create a space where materials and their makers could be represented together.

About Ma-tt-er

Ma-tt-er is a research design studio working across industry and education implementing materials more responsibly. Most materials have an infinite lifecycle; they can be reused, reformed and redesigned with a new purpose. By harnessing the unexplored potential of materials we can implement social, economical and political change.