Category Archives: Luca Gamberini

alGEO: first approach to bio-photovoltaic cells

A bottle containing a green substance is placed close to the window at the third floor of the school. A red straw sticks out and sometimes someone gets close and blows to move the green particles that after a few minutes lay down on the bottom again. That was the first draft of the algae farm. We didn’t know they could really light up a LED. But it really happened. Our Introductory Studio research aims to capture the energy that otherwise would be lost during the metabolism process of the algae. This energy is green and it needs to be shown through a temporary and functional installation at Valldaura Self-Sufficient Lab, transmitting a message of change.

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