BAD – presentation – Research Group Biobased Art and Design

Professor Elvin Karana will present the outline and futureplans of the research group Biobased Art and Design on Wednesday 19 June 12:00 – 13:00 at Research Station, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

Karana will talk about Mi (Material Incubator), a research lab in ‘s‑Hertogenbosch and the different approaches and topics regarding experimental (bio)material research. Researchers Emma van der Leest and Ivan Henriques will talk about their recently initiated research with the title: COLOURED BY FLAVO, which is focusing on making color and color surfaces with living organisms; the flavobacteria.


Elvin Karana is leading the research group Biobased Art and Design. Emma van der Leest (designer/initior BluecitlyLab) and Ivan Henriques (artist) are as researchers part of this project.

Research Group

The research group Biobased Art and Design, part of the Avans Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology (Caradt) is a collaboration of Avans University of Applied Sciences and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. The group will be a platform for practice-oriented art and design research into the understanding and development of biobased raw materials and processes.

Join us

If you are in interested in this topic, join us on 19 June @ Research Station, Willem de Kooning Academy, Blaak 10 or Wijnhaven 61 in Rotterdam. Or get more info: