For our second episode we talk to Winnie Poncelet from Ghent, Belgium, about biohacking, biofabrication, open source, strategies for building sustainable independent DIY science communities, and the pitfalls of breeding insects in your parents’ basement.
He co-founded the diybio community lab, ReaGent, in 2015 which has since spun out into an ecosystem of non-profits and companies and cooperatives that work together with a shared goal of knowledge sharing, education, open source development, and making science accessible to all. We’re really wowed by their commitment to openness and decentralisation as tools for social justice and sustainability, and are hugely inspired by how they are evolving the means to make their ideals a reality. Thanks Winnie!
+ Winnie on twitter
+ ReaGent – community biolab
+ Magma Nova – open source development of mushroom biomaterials
+ Ekoli – hands-on science education with a special focus on underprivileged kids
+ Break it down – science communication agency
The DIY science podcast is an independent production hosted by Lucy Patterson (@lu_cyP / website) and Joram Schwartzmann (@derjoram / website) in kitchens of Berlin. Follow us on twitter @diyscipodcast for more info and updates.
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