Wyss Institute Selects

July 12, 2019 – March 8, 2020

Save Our Earth, 2009; designed by Joanna Aizenberg (Russian, b. 1960) and Wim Noorduin (Dutch, b. 1980); synthetic cilia demonstrating the principle of self-assembly around a spherical nanosphere and illustrated through scanning electron micrograph with false color; each synthetic cilium is approximately the size of a naturally occurring cilium (200 nanometers in diameter); courtesy of Aizenberg Lab and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY

Wyss Institute Selects is the 18th installment in the exhibition series that invites designers, artists, architects and public figures to examine and interpret the museum’s collection. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University uses nature’s design principles to develop bioinspired technologies and commercial products that will bring about positive impact worldwide. Wyss will present their vision of Biofuturism, which in this exhibition will be inspired by nature and Futurism in design and art.