Hands on Biofilm!

  • Wood, J. (Co-Organiser)
  • James Redfern (Co-Organiser)
  • Joanna Verran (Co-Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch


This 'Hands-on Biofilm' workshop explored the many links between food, fabric, fungi and fashion.
Held as part of Manchester Science Festival 2022, it invited the public to come and explore the role of biofilms from every angle.
Over 1200 visitors came to try their hands at building their own biofilm, creating their own biofabric, designing and making their own bio fashion, and sampling fermented foods.
Period28 Oct 2022
Event typeWorkshop
LocationManchester, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • biofilms
  • outreach
  • textiles
  • Textile Futures
  • Citizen science
  • food
  • fashion
  • technology
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Sustainability
  • sustainable futures
  • Sustainable Development Goals

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Advanced materials
  • Sustainable Futures