Grow Your Own Ink is a fascinating project in which ink is produced by bacteria !
Ink is polluting to produce and difficult to recycle. At La Paillasse
, a young designer and a biohacker had the idea to grow ink from a soil bacteria that naturally produces beautiful blue pigments. In addition to their Organic and recyclable characteristics they also have the magic property to change color depending on the acidity so it’s possible to get a nice range of colors !
From this exciting exploration, the project divided into 2 branches :
I. Developping this renewable ink on a larger scale : the start-up Pili
gathers biologists, chemists, economists, designers and engineers to bring the project forward.
II. Organising workshops to share the pleasure of making a "living" ink. Both designed for children and adults, these events are an opportunity to exchange on the new behaviours and uses that biotechnologies proposes and therefore discuss the scenarios we want to influence together with citizens !