// our collective fabric
Collecting Our Microbes
A Hunter College art science class in 2020 collecting their microbiome from body sites.
// placing microbes on the Agar Plate
[giving them food to grow]
A Hunter College art science class creating their collective fabric.
Investigating Our Microbiomes' Growth Together
Investigating and identifying the collective fabric // what’s growing on the large agar plate after two weeks.
Hunter College art science class's collective fabric growing over a two week period on a 3x3 foot agar plate in 2021.
Close ups from a Hunter College art science class's collective fabric
our collective fabric // the microbiome (OCF) creates a place where participants can discover their own microbiome and explore the way it can connect with our individual and collective health.
The photographs above document a class of students who were asked to collaboratively and collectively streak a 3x3 foot agar plate. Together this group creatively streaked their microbiome together and discussed what they expected to see after two weeks of growth. This was done in parallel with a take home kit, giving participants the ability to create a more intimate fabric by themselves or with a loved one, which you can learn more about here.