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Printing Herbarium

A collection of living textures

Screen printing is a popular and versatile printing method. Unfortunately, it is very water demanding and generates substantial waste. Following a phytocentric approach, this "Printing Herbarium" challenges traditional methods of adding textures to surfaces. It explores new ways of printing through the incorporation of living organisms, specifically moss. This project aims to co-create a collection of living textures that embraces nature's processes and combines these with traditional printing techniques. Allowing for the exploration of new possibilities for living materials.

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2022 QS World University Rankings®. The University is made up of 6 renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.
Paula Andrea Molina
Paula Molina is an insightful Colombian designer specializing at the intersection of textile-surface design and science. With a profound fascination for the botanical world, Paula works towards the integration of plants and textiles, expanding the boundaries of traditional printing techniques. Her innovative project, RootKnit, was recognized as a finalist in the Biodesign challenge of 2017. Paula is currently actively engaged in co-creating with moss, integrating their natural textures into different surfaces by adapting traditional screen-printing techniques.
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