Assia Crawford is an Assistant Professor in Technology at the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver, whose creative practice research focuses on the development of biological material alternatives and digital fabrication practices for a post-Anthropocene era. Her work sits on the intersection between architecture, science and critical theory and employs experimental and speculative design to address ecological challenges faced by communities at a time of environmental uncertainty.
Mycelium textiles development
Mitochondrial Matrix, an installation celebrating symbiotic relationships in nature and mitochondrial research. A collection of 150 ceramic 3D printed pieces, exhibited in 2021 as part of Valence II and featured as a project at ACADIA2021
CoralPlugs, architecture for coral restoration project
Photosynthetic ceramic bio-composites sequester CO2 using algae laden hydrogels.
Pulse-Amplitude-Modulation (PAM) fluorometry to assess algae health.
Mycelium bio-composite materials