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Damian Palin

MA work

A Radical Means

A radical departure from current means of human production is needed and possible through the study and mimesis of nature.

_A Radical Means _is a microbally induced casting procedure, which presents the bacteria Sporosarcina pasteurii as a method for cementing natural granular materials using minerals as a binding agent, for the creation of artefacts. This methodology suggests a radical future vision of industrial manufacturing, which is able to produce and form mineral composites at biological temperatures.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2010

  • A Radical Means

    A radical departure from current means of human production is needed and possible through the study and mimesis of nature.

    _A Radical Means _is a microbally induced casting procedure, which presents the bacteria Sporosarcina pasteurii as a method for cementing natural granular materials using minerals as a binding agent, for the creation of artefacts. This methodology suggests a radical future vision of industrial manufacturing, which is able to produce and form mineral composites at biological temperatures.

  • Degrees

  • BDes, Industrial Design, National College of Art and Design, Ireland, 1998; MSc, Leadership for Sustainable Development, Queens University, Belfast, 2007
  • Experience

  • Design engineer, Altitude Medical, London, 2009; Teacher in Design for Sustainability and Production, Global Action Plan (GAP), Dublin, 2008; Teacher in Design for Sustainability, National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dubin, 2008; Appropriate technology designer, Community, Ecuador, 2007
  • Exhibitions

  • Kernel 32, Designers Block, London, 2005