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Hack the Root

Hack the Root

Hack the Root

RIBA North and Liverpool Biennial present

This year, Liverpool Biennial and RIBA North have commissioned building scientist Mae-Ling Lokko to build a structure within RIBA North using biobricks made from mushrooms grown by local children and community groups.

The process of growing the materials, forming the bricks, drying them out and building the structure means that there are many parts to this overall project taking place at RIBA North. Although the Biennial begins on 14 July, there will be activity happening at RIBA North before this.

Liverpool Biennial 2018

Liverpool Biennial is the UK biennial of contemporary art. Taking place every two years across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, the Biennial commissions international artists to make and present work in the context of Liverpool.

Liverpool Biennial 2018 runs from 14 July to 28 October and celebrates 20 years of presenting international art in the city and region. The 10th edition, titled Beautiful world, where are you? invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world in social, political and economic turmoil.

Liverpool Biennial is underpinned by a programme of research, education, residencies and commissions. Founded in 1998, the Biennial has commissioned over 300 new artworks and presented work by more than 450 artists from around the world.

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