“If the organism ends up destroying its environment, it has in fact destroyed itself.”
G. Bateson, Step to an Ecology of Mind (1972)

Recent design discourse incite new questions for an architecture that can be resilient or reproductive within a changing environmental context. As cities get denser and ecological awareness gets stronger, the skin of the city can become a living landscape itself.

Microalgae are biological organisms that can play a fundamental role in this situation as sustainable solution for energy saving, energy production, air pollution reduction, improvement of environment quality and biodiversity, biodegradable material production, water purification and, last but not least,food supply.


Olga Beatrice Carcassi


Microalgae, Living photosynthetic materials, Circular Economy, Smart Cities