Name, first nameRoosa RyhänenYear of birth1988UniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldDesign Research and ReflectionTitle of projectthe 21st century being biological the way 20th was syntheticAbstractThe world as we know it is full of artificial materials created by us, humans, with a consequence of ovewhelming pollution on the environment we live in. This dilemma drives us to search for alternative solutions to make a difference in the future and among these solutions, one could be found in the nature itself. Today we are descovering more and more of the potentials of different natural materials and our great advancement in our understanding of biological processes, could the future hold in an entirely bio-based resources? And as we have learned to manipulate the nature to our needs by changing its features and forms, it also raises another question of discussion: what is nature or natural to us today?TutorsAnniina Koivu, Brynjar Sigurdarson