Designers Amy Congdon, Richard Beckett, and Marcos Cruz in conversation with Andrea Lipps, Associate Curator of Contemporary Design.

What role does biological growth play in 21st-century design? By guiding, manipulating, and engineering growth in living systems like microorganisms, designers are exploring the possibilities and aesthetics of working with biology. Their efforts point to a more harmonious future in which nature’s rhythms and processes are embraced.

This talk coincides with the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial on view through January 2020.