The world is blooming with biomaterial products - seaweed straws, mycelium leather, and hempcrete buildings. Wanting to learn more about the coming material revolution, I took a class with Bonnie Hvillum
, a biomaterials designer based in Copenhagen. In it we experimented with algae and starch-based plastics, foams, and clays. The class had an emphasis on sourcing materials locally, and I focused my efforts on using the sandy soil around my house as the basis for an alternative to concrete and clay.