New learning and research environment at the intersection of art, life sciences and technology
Biofilia provides artists, researchers, students and scholars with the ability to engage with the life sciences and their applications within an artistic and cultural context, thus making creative and critical links between biosciences, engineering and the arts.
History of Biofilia
Biofilia – Base for Biological Arts, a biological art unit was launched under the School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2012. It offers a platform for trans-disciplinary research and education that aims to create cultural discussions and innovations around the topics related to the manipulation of life and biological processes at a practical and theoretical level, including philosophical and ethical dimensions.
Aalto Biofilia offers unparalled reseach capacity for the growing field of biological art. The lab is equipped for hands-on research and creative experimentation and it provides the basic tools for molecular biology, tissue culture and engineering and microbiology.
For period III, IV, and V there will be three opportunities to take the Biofilia lab course. All classes are held for 2 days (6 hrs for 1st session, 2 hrs for 2nd session, 8 hrs in total).
Period 3 - 1st session on Feb 24th (9am - 4pm) & 2nd session on Feb 25th (10 am- 12pm)
Period 4 -1st session on April 4th (9am - 4pm) & second session on April 5th (9am- 11am)
Period 5 - 1st session on May 23rd (9am - 4pm) & 2nd session on May 24th (10 am- 12pm)
These are a special course, so you must contact the lab manager ([email protected]) to register (no SISU registration). For more info, https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/view.php?id=19399
The introductory course, Biofilia ABC, is finally back as the contact teaching resumed on campus!
For Period I (13.9.21 - 21.10.21), our course will be offered ONLY through the course MUO-E5035 Materials & Living Systems. For more info, please contact the teachers in charge, Anna-Marie van der Lei ([email protected]), Julia Lohmann ([email protected])
Stay tuned for more ABC courses available for upcoming periods. Please visit our page on MyCourses for more info!
Catalogues for the exhibition "Outré: Encounters with non/living things" can be picked up from the lobby of Biofilia lab at Kemistintie 1 B, School of Chemical Engineering in Otaniemi.