Biodesign Here Now Opens Tomorrow at Old Laundry Yard

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Biodesign Here Now opens on Tuesday 18 September, kicking off six days of free exhibitions and talks at the the Old Laundry Yard in Shepherd's Bush Market.

Biodesign Here Now, part of the London Design Festival, is hosted by the Laundry Yard's biotech hub, Open Cell, in partnership with H&F Council and U+I PLC.

It will show off the work of 70 experimental studios based in the Old Laundry Yard's shipping containers including the first open access bio lab and biomaterial lab in London.

The Old Laundry Yard, Shepherd's Bush

They are inviting local people to come along, join ion and learn about Biodesign, the future of materials, manufacturing, architecture & fashion.

The exhibitions are open to the public from 19 - 23 September,  from noon - 8.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday and noon till 11pm from Friday till Sunday.

These exhibitions include a range of fascinating topics, from a nanoteach wormery and interspecies communication to reducing food methane from cattle and making products out of urine.

You can see a full list of exhibitors here

There is also a daily programme of talks with subjects such as An Optimal Set of Garments for Prolonged Stay in Microgravity Environments and Making of Microbiocene: Ancient ooze to future myths and workshops on subjects such as DNA Extraction from Fruit, Printing with Bacteria and The Power of Poo.

If these have you intrigued, find out more and sign up for free tickets here.

You can also book free tickets for general entry to Biodesign Here Now at Eventbrite.

Open Cell founders in Shepherd's Bush

The Open Cell space was launched in June by co-founders Dr Tom Meany and Helene Steiner, pictured below, with space within 45 shipping containers in the yard, just off Goldhawk Road.

With space priced at just £4 per sqft, the hub has attracted an impressive line-up of new start-up businesses, who have turned the containers into labs, workshops and offices.

Now the hubs is hosting innovative start-ups doing everything fom making bespoke furniture from potato skins to training flies to better pollinate flowers.

"There is little or no infrastructure available to help talented scientists, designers and early stage biotech businesses to take their concepts to the next stage,"
said Open Cell co-founder Tom.

"Open Cell is a meeting place for anyone in the sciences or design disciplines to contribute to the burgeoning biotech sector in London with Hammersmith & Fulham leading the way."

Find out more at Open Cell

Old Laundry Yard also offers a range of street food traders, including Jollof Mama, grilled cheese sandwich and skin on fries trader Pommes Fries, Maxine's veggie meals and healthy desserts and a pop up Old Laundry Bar courtesy of WePop.

The Old Laundry Site sits between Shepherd's Bush Market and Pennard Road and has been unused for many years.

The Old Laundry Site in Shepherd's Bush

For more information, visit the My Shepherd's Bush Market website.

September 17, 2018

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