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Ankita Suresh

In this age of the Anthropocene, humans continue to manipulate the biosphere displacing other species, through rapid urban growth. There is an ever-increasing need for us to learn to co-habit with other living organisms that thrive amongst us. 

Myco-habitat aims to use design as a facilitator and catalyst, exploring the ways in which human intervention through the use of bio-material within a natural system can trigger ecological change. Myco- habitat is created out of mycelium tissue to facilitate cohabitation with The Southern Brown Bandicoot, a vital but endangered species that lives in the peri-urban fringes of Melbourne City. The intervention is a source of food and shelter for the bandicoot, while enabling habitat building.


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