Kerridge, Tobie; Stott, Nikki and Thompson, Ian. 2008. Biojewellery. In: "Design and the Elastic Mind", Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States, February – May 2008. [Show/Exhibition]

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Creators: Kerridge, Tobie; Stott, Nikki and Thompson, Ian
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Biojewellery is a design project featured in the exhibition Design and the Elastic Mind at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA, February – May 2008). The work resulted from a project funded under the Partnership for Public Engagement stream of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Biojewellery draws upon an archive of artefacts and design documentation related to the EPSRC project in which cells were donated by couples, cultured as bone tissue at Guys Hospital in London, and then used in the design of rings for the couples. An aim of the original project and subsequent outcomes, exemplified by Biojewellery, is to provoke public discussion about bioengineering - particularly regarding the effect of new technologies on everyday products and practices. Project outcomes are exhibited and published in various configurations and the Biojewellery material displayed at MoMA included a ring made from silver and bone, and a set of contextual materials including a ceramic scaffold on which cells were cultured. The exhibition was curated by Paola Antonelli and had extensive presence in international media and in the cultural sector. An accompanying book published by MoMA features Biojewellery.

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Departments, Centres and Research Units: Design
Research Office > REF2014
Date range: February – May 2008
Event Location: Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States
Item ID: 9475
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2013 11:26
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 09:40


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