Sunday the 14th of October we spent the day cooking paper and cardboard, crumbling mushroom mycelium, mixing coffee grounds and stuffing all of this into our brand new Mushroom Trees. Because yes, our newest project the MUSHROOM TREES has officially started! The trees consist of paper, cardboard, or coffee grounds on which we experiment with growing different types of mushrooms. The trees are now exhibited at the Hyperion Lyceum, a new secondary school in Amsterdam Noord. During the coming three weeks students from Hyperion will watch the growth of our mushroom trees and experiment with growing their own mushrooms on different materials. For this project we worked together with De Stuurlui Stedenbouw and Groundcondition, who are known for other projects such as the Mushroom wall for which they won the Appetizing Architecture award. Tuesday the 16th they will give a workshop for students of the Hyperion Lyceum to teach them everything they need to know about how to grow mushrooms.

If everything goes well with our experiment we will have a forest of eight unique Mushroom Trees in three weeks time! As curious as we are about how our forest turns out? You are invited to come and have a look on Sunday the 11th of November, when we throw a mushroom-party at the Noorderparkkamer. The MUSHROOM TREES will of course be the central point of this day! We’ll keep you posted…

Photo’s by Eric Dil




Posted on 17 October 2012 and filed under Uncategorized