Publications, Conferences & Talks

(2021) BioBabes: Bioreactors in Architectural Systems. Lecture presented remotely for the Masters of Biodigital Architecture and Genetics at UIC Barcelona, Spain.

Arnardottir, T.H., Dade-Robertson, M., Mitrani, H., Zhang, M., Christgen, B. (2021). Turbulent Casting Bacterial Expression in Mineralized Structures. Conference proceedings in the remote ACADIA 2020: Distributed Proximities conference. [publication forthcoming]

(2020) Bacterial Choreography: Designing Interactions through Biological Induced Mineralisation. Remote conference presentation at the 1st International Conference on Microbial Biotechnology in Construction Materials and Geotechnical Engineering. Nanjing, China.

(2020) Future Wardrobe. Remote talk presented at the Global BioSummit, MIT Media Lab. YouTube link

Stefanove, A. Arnardottir, T.H. Ozkan, D. Lee, L. (2019) Approach to Biologically Made Materials and Advanced Fabrication Practices. Paper presentation at International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Architectural Design (ICETAD2019). Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.


(2019). Bacterial Choreography: Designing interactions through biological induced mineralization. Poster presentation at BIOMIN XV 15th International Symposium on Biomineralization. Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany.  - Awarded Best Poster.


(2019). Bacterial Sculpting: Process-oriented approach to biologically induced materials and advanced fabrication practices. Poster presentation at the Designer Biology Symposium. School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University. 

(2019). Hönnun með Lifandi auðlindum (Designing with Living resources)Talk presented for the 46. landssambandsþing Soroptimistasamband Íslands (Soroptimist 46th National Congress) at the Hilton Nordica Hotel, Iceland. 

Sollazzo, A., Verde, M., Zomparelli, A., Arnardottir, T.H., Borchers, J. (2019). 'Design through Living Material.'  Design recitation on methodologies and operative design strategies. Remote talk presented at for the FabAcademy run by Niel Gershenfeld (MIT).

Rote, L. (2018). The BioCentric Design Group and the BioCatalytic Cell. In the lab. Green Building & Design Magazine. Match-April Issue. pp.88-89

(2018). 'Biomineralisation as material for designers.'  Lecture presented remotely for the Master in Design for Emergent Futures: Biology Zero at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Spain.

Markoupoulou, A., Farinea, C. & Marengo, M. (2017). Biocatalytic cells biophotovoltaic (bpv) algae sensor. Implementing technology towards active public space //how to” guide. Institut d’arquitectura avançada de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain. pp.296-299.


(2017). 'From Macro to Micro.' Lecture presented at the Arts University Bournemouth, UK.

Arnardottir, T.H. El-Gewely, N. Dias, J. Ewais, M. Ramirez, I. (2017) Living Light. In the 3rd International Conference of Biodigital Architecture and Genetics. Biodigital Architecture Master, Barcelona.

(2017). 'Living Light : Biolum.' Talk presented at the Circular Thinking conference, Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany.

Ramirez, M.C. (ed) (2019). Biocatalytic Cell: Organismo Vivo Generador De Energia. Pasajes Arquitecture, diseno e innovation. Issue 148. Madrid, Spain. p.18

(2014). Are Earthships the Future?. Iceland's National Newspaper. 2014. pp.50 -51




2021    Bacterial Sculpting as part of Can We Grow a Building Exhibit. Exhibited at the 17th Venice Biennale in
             the CityX Venice Italian Virtual Pavilion 9 & 10 exhibitions. (May 22nd - 21st of November). 

             Future Wardrobe. Worth Partnership project at Fuorisalone Digital Edition Milan Design Week. (12-                    18th of April).

2020    BioLum: Wearable Living Light. Exhibited at Making FASHION Sense. House of Electronic Arts Basel,                  Switzerland. (January 15th- 8th of March).

2019    Catalytic Cell & Bacteria Sculpting. Exhibited at Global Community Biosummit. MIT Media Lab, Boston,              USA. (October 11-13).

             Yggdrasil. Exhibited at the Biodesign: Here Now. London Design Festival 2019. 
             OpenCell, London. (September 19-22).

             BioCatalytic Cell. Exhibited as part of an event connecting technology and research to the world of                    sports and mobility at the WES E-Village. Monaco, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. (August - October)

             BioVer: Animated Adornment. Exhibited at the Reshape Exhibition: Sensing Materialities at Disseny                   Hub Barcelona, Spain. (March-April) 


2018    BioVer: Animated Adornment. Exhibited at the IN(3D)USTRY – From Needs to Solutions for
             RESHAPE18: Sensing Materialities wearables competition. Reshape Forum at FIRA, Barcelona, 
             Spain. 3rd Place.


2017    BioCatalytic Cell. Exhibited in the 2nd edition of the ‘Responsive Cities Symposium Active Public
             Space’ in Barcelona, Spain.


             Microbial Scaffolding & BioCatalytic Cell. Living in Future Cities – IAAC Exhibition. MUHBA Oliva

             Artés, Barcelona, Spain.

             LiveCycles. exhibited at bioTallinn. 4th Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2017. Tallinn, Estonia.

             (13th September - 27th October). Curated by Claudia Pasquero.

             BioCatalytic Cell : Biophotovoltaic (BPV) Algae Sensor. Exhibited at the London Zoo, London, UK.


             Living Light & BioCatalytic Cell. Exhibited as part of a permanent collection in EXPO2017.

             Astana, Kazakhstan.


2016    BIO[lum] SKIN. Work exhibited at the 3rd edition of Digital Fashion & Wearables in FAB12
             symposium, Shenzhen, China.


             Living Light. Exhibited at Bio And Beyond in the Edinburgh International Science Festival, UK


2014   MAP (Music Poole Architecture). BA Architecture Student Exhibition in The Gallery, Poole, UK.    
            Curated by Channa Vithana.