In her groundbreaking new publication, Dr. Assia Crawford takes readers
on a captivating journey at the intersection of architecture, science, and
A distinguished Assistant Professor in Technology with a
Ph.D. in Architecture, Crawford pioneers a visionary exploration of bio-design practices, experimental bio-fabrication methods, and the ethical
considerations surrounding the manipulation of living organisms.
This unique work emerges from Crawford’s creative practice research, which
is deeply rooted in the development of biological material alternatives
and digital fabrication practices tailored for a post-Anthropocene era. The
ecological graphic novel format serves as a dynamic medium for conveying
complex ideas about the symbiotic relationship between human and non-
human entities, pushing the boundaries of traditional academic discourse.
Assia Crawford holds a Ph.D in Architecture that explores bio-design practices, experimental methods for bio-fabrication along with the ethical implications of working with living organisms. Assia is an Assistant Professor in Technology at the University of Colorado Denver. Her 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 of architecture, science, and critical theory, and employs experimental and speculative design to address ecological challenges faced by communities at a time of environmental uncertainty.