From fungi to furniture: the future of sustainable design with Dr Jane Scott

In this episode, we talk to Dr Jane Scott, Newcastle University Academic Track Fellow (NUAcT) in the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE).

Her current research explores the future of interior design, made with mycelium, a root-like structure of fungus.

Learn about the BioKnit Project, a venture which aims to investigate if fungus-filled textiles could become the new cutting-edge technique for making architectural structures and furniture.

Find out more about Jane’s research and follow her on twitter @responsiveknit. Discover more about the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment and follow them on twitter @Bio_Buildings.

Also mentioned in this episode:


Future Observatory Display, Design Museum London:

Magical Mushroom Company:

Farrell Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne:

5.3 The Farrell Centre: A new public space for architecture and cities with Owen Hopkins

In this episode, we talk to Owen Hopkins, Director of the Farrell Centre at Newcastle University.

Learn about the Farrell Centre – a new centre for architecture and cities in Newcastle, discover more about Sir Terry Farrell and his connections with Newcastle, the significance of the new centre for the region and what to expect when the centre opens to the public.

The Farrell Centre is located at Eldon Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RD and opens on 22 April 2023.

You can find out more about the Farrell Centre and follow them on twitter @FarrellCentre.