Living Station Lab

The Living Station Lab is the research laboratory connected to the stations within the Willem de Kooning Academy.  In the Lab we are question practices within arts and design. At the core of our activities, we investigate how to make and collaborate with ‘living’ and biological systems. The intersection of art, design, and biology provides a fertile ground for creative exploration and critical reflection on the relationship between humans, nature and technology. These interdisciplinary fields emerged in the mid-20th century and continue to evolve and expand.

Students get introduced to collaborate with living ecosystems and get acquainted with topics regarding:

  • biomimicry 
  • biomaterials and biofabrication 
  • biophilic- and regenerative design

The Living Station Lab is a learning environment with facilities and technologies to investigate and experiment with different microorganisms. We have microscopes, a sterile Bio cabinet, incubators, an autoclave and all the materials to work safely in the lab. We also have books to be consulted in our space.