Wormolution - Hackteria Temporary Autonomous Laboratory at 1000 Ecologies, Geneva

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Keywords: Worms, Soil, Circular Economies, Plastics, Textiles, Metabolism, HLabX, Environment-culture, lasers, ecology and life sciences, relational biosphere


12. - 15. September, Le Commun, Geneva, Switzerland

Hackteria coordinates a Temporary Autonomous Laboratory during the early phase of “1000 Ecologies” inviting international researchers, artists and entrepreneurs as participants. The lab as a temporary construction should allow researchers from the fields of biology and engineering to collaborate with artists and so create links between the "two cultures", the human sciences and the arts. On the topic of “Wormolution” participants will explore the territory between plastic as the abundant material of our society and the natural metabolisms and processes in nature. By combining their expertise, share simple instructions and engaging in critical and theoretical reflections artists and scientists will create new ways to combine multiple ecologies, maybe in a circular, maybe in a whole new way of freedom and awareness.


General Opening Hours: 11 am - late

Thursday 12. September

  • Collaborative process of setting up the lab
  • Opening Night / public talks (staring 8 pm)

Saturday 14. September

  • Workshop by international participants (2 pm)

Sunday 15. September

  • Autonomous Lab Discussion / brunch public interaction (starting 11 am)
  • TAL Finissage / public with foods, experiments and drinks (starting 7 pm)


Shih Wei Chieh (TW)

Roland van Dierendonck (NL)

Roland van Dierendonck (NL) is a researcher and artist living and working in Amsterdam. Combining his backgrounds in Biology and Media Technology he collaborates on diverse projects on the interface of art and science. Among those an Lunch where guests joined on a journey through the ecosystem, eating their way from plants to herbivores, omnivores and detrivores. He is active in the Dutch DIYBio scene, for example organising the BioHack Academy programme at the Open Wetlab at Waag.

Recently he set up the Amsterdam Biolabs foundation, with which he co-organiszed several events. One of these, "Plastics + Worms = <3", was on the topic of mealworms

Marc Dusseiller (CH)

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Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr is a nomadic researcher and workshopologist. He is part of the Center for Alternative Coconut Research and co-founder of SGMK and the Global Hackteria Network, Co-organiser of GOSH, Gathering for Open Science Hardware. He loves making DIWO laboratories for creative biological experimentation and works in an integral way, combining science, art and education. He has worked as guest faculty and mentor at various schools, Srishti, Bangalore (IN), UCSB (USA) and in Switzerland, FHNW, HEAD, HSLU, ETHZ. He lives and works in Zürich, Yogyakarta and Taipei. He also loves synthesizers and coconuts.

Eleonore Eisath (DE)

Urs Gaudenz (CH)

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Urs Gaudenz is an engineer and interdisciplinary scholar working in Lucerne, Switzerland. He was born 1971 in Seattle USA. He got his master in science of Microtechnologoy from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne. Subsequent to that he attended Post-Graduate programs in international business and innovation-management. In 2016 completed the course of study in the Principles and Applications of Synthetic Biology as directed by Georg Curch, Professor of Genetics at Harward Medical School. He is founder of GaudiLabs, a third space for third culture. He is a founding member and member of the board of Hackteria International Society. He is currently on the faculty of the Lucerne School for Applied Science and Arts. In his professional practice, Urs Gaudenz makes use of various forms of work and expression such as prototype development, open scientific research and collaborative workshops. He is combining his different backgrounds to explore new technological and cultural fields and his works often emerges out of the void in this intersection. Remarkable in his work is the wide span from speculative and futuristic to very functional and applied. He worked with and was inspired by Dr. Marc Dusseiller - dusjagr labs, the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, the GynePunk, BioDesign for the Real World, Sci | Art NanoLab Summer Institute at UCLA, LifePatch. He was invited to give workshops or exhibit projects at renown institutions and festivals such as Ars Electronica - Projekt Genesis, ISEA - International Symposium on Electronic Art, DOCK18, space for media cultures of the world, Kapelica Gallery / BioTehna, Schloss Werdenberg, N/O/D/E festival, Medialab-Prado Madrid, CYNETART-Festival - Trans-Media-Akademie.


Paula Pin (ES)

Masato Takemura aka Take (JP)

... and friends

Logistic info for Participants


Hackteria TAL is supported by Utopiana through funding from Pro Helvetia, Lotterie Romandie and the City of Geneva. Travel support for international particiapants is co-funded through the "Förderbeitrag" of KulturRaum Schaffhausen with the HLab X Fellows Programme.

Additionally the project is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Project PlasticTwist. The aim of the PlasticTwist project is to revalue recycled plastic by supporting multiple actors, citizens, communities, inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs, public institutions, in co-creating and sustaining new forms of plastic-as-an-asset practices, strengthening both societal and circular economy actions in-line with digital social innovation principles.