Food Projects

Raya Stefanova

Department: Man and Well being


We are becoming too clean. By scrubbing away the natural microorganisms around us, we are disrupting the balance of organisms in and on our bodies. This is being linked to allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases and obesity. And so Raya Stefanova hopes to bring microorganisms back into our lives. Her abstract shapes made of pressed soil release microbes through airborne dust, as does soil scattered onto porous stone vessels. She also masterminded S-O-I-L, a web platform for creatives. Here, designers and architects are made aware of relevant research about microbes, inspiring positive changes in the way we design everything from buildings to products to medicines. See

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