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BIT.BIO.BOT. A Collective Experiment in Biotechnological Architecture

  • TUE - SUN
    22/05 > 31/07
    11 AM - 6 PM

    01/08 > 21/11
    10 AM - 7 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Claudia Pasquero (Italian, b. 1974) and Marco Poletto (Italian, b. 1975) of ecoLogicStudio (UK, est. 2005), the Synthetic Landscape Lab at Innsbruck University (Austria, est. 2017) and the Urban Morphogenesis Lab at the Bartlett UCL (UK, est. 2012)



BIT.BIO.BOT. is a 1:1 scale experiment in the cultivation of the urban microbiome. It is designed to test a model of permanent co-existence between human and non-human organisms in the post-pandemic urbansphere. The installation’s biotechnological architecture acts as a medium to tackle several urban vulnerabilities. Its core biological mechanism is photosynthesis, powered by the sun and the metabolism of living cultures of Spirulina platensis. One of Earth’s oldest organisms, Spirulina is an edible cyanobacterium capable of re-metabolizing pollutants in the air to transform them into one of the world’s most nutritious foods.

Biennale Sneak Peek

Image 1 – How will we live together?
PhotoSynthEtica photobioreactors in time of COVID19. How we are living together during lockdown with our microalgae cultures.
Photo: NAARO


Image 2 – Sneak peek of the project
HORTUS XL Asthaxantin.g. Detail of 3D printed photobioreactor for microalgae cultivation on jellified medium.
Photo: NAARO


Innsbruck University
Destination Wattens

Production credits

Project: ecoLogicStudio (Claudia Pasquero, Marco Poletto) with Synthetic Landscape Lab at Innsbruck University, Urban Morphogenesis Lab at The Bartlett UCL
Design Team: Claudia Pasquero, Marco Poletto with Eirini Tsomokou, Claudia Handler, Oscar Villarreal, Korbinian Enzinger, Terezia Greskova
Partners for Glass 3D printing and project relocation: Swaroski, Destination Wattens
Structural engineering: YIP engineering
Structural prototyping: GV Filtri
Biological medium: Ecoduna

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