Pop-up exhibition in the BIOTOPIA Lab
Botanisches Institut, Munich, Germany
+++ OPENING POSTPONED +++
Due to the current corona situation, the opening of the BIOTOPIA Lab to the public is postponed.
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FUNGI FOR FUTURE
Curated by Tanja Seiner
Exhibition Design: Konstantin Landuris Studio
Illustrations: Miro Poferl, HEYmiro
The world of fungi is immensely diverse. It is estimated that there are up to 3.8 million species of fungi-over 90 per cent of which may still be unknown. Just as plants and animals make up two kingdoms of life, fungi make up their own kingdom in nature. Fungi can be harmful and cause serious diseases in plants, animals and people. At the same time, life as we know it would not be possible without them: as decomposers, they convert organic waste back into the cycle of life.
Humans have always made use of fungi in many ways and are still discovering more and more species in this largely unexplored realm of organisms. This leads to promising applications, such as new materials that could replace plastics and open up a path to an oil-free future.
The more we learn about these organisms, the clearer it becomes how they shape our everyday lives.
Botanical State Collection Munich (SNSB-BSM) / Carole Collet / Georg Dünzl (Verein für Pilzkunde München e.V.) / Technical University of Berlin – Department of Applied and Molecular Microbiology / Patrick Hickey / nat-2 ™ / Mogu / Mehling & Wiesman / Merlin Sheldrake / Studio Klarenbeek & Dros, V. Meer, Zvnder – Nina Fabert
More information: biotopia.net
Photos: BIOTOPIA/Andreas Heddergott, Kathrin Glaw