The silk diagram shows the processes interactions neccessary of manufacturing tissues regarding the use of silkworms to weave the tissue matrix as starting point. It provides an overview of the three different processes of silkworm hatching, cell sourcing and growth as well as the cell seeding and tissue maintenance.

Scientific advisors: Alexander Kahlig (Phd)/ Fraunhofer IGB Stuttgart, Dr Suwan N. Jayasinghe, BioPhysics Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering/ UCL, Dr Julian Jonas at Department for Biomaterials/ Imperial College London, Christopher Hirst, Synthetic Biology & Bioengineering Department/ Imperial College London
Thomas May, Silkworm Breeder from London, Oliver Weisbrod + Ueli Ramseier (Projekt Swiss Silk)
Thanks for the support by Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby and James Auger

Exhibition/ Curious Minds - New Approaches in Design, Dec 2011 - Mar 2012, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Talk / "Synthetic Futures", Pforzheim Business School, Germany
Talk / Fraunhofer Institut 'Attract Group' in Stuttgart, Germany
Published / Design Ex-Muros (in progress), Laura van Uitert, Ed Annink, Hans Mayer Aichen
Exhibition/ Work in Progress 2011, Royal College of Art, London

155 cm x 135 cm
Digital print on Habotai silk: 155 cm x 135 cm