A dynamic system of growth and collective intelligence, sliMeMould will re_connect museum and city, providing a surface to live, work, breath, consume, explore. The living pavilion will inhale dead space and exhale life, animating the existing courtyard and creating a contemporary, sustainable habitat, and softening the transition between the urban greyscape and the compelling world beyond the museums doors…
 
The frame is derived from patterns and algorithms of growth observed in mould systems, over which, algae and mould will be encouraged to grow. The pavilion provides the opportunity for the museum to connect to other key points of Manchester culture infrastructure. By providing participating city spaces with their own ‘mould growing kit’, visitors may navigate their proximity to the mould mothership (that’s the museum courtyard), and are encouraged to tour Manchester in a quest to uncover its slimy tentacles of growth.The pavilion appears to grow towards the museums main entrance in a reflection of existing movement patterns, accelerating towards the façade and animating the excitement of the user. Towards the end of its life, visitors will be encouraged to remove the slime, mould and algae that has come to grow and transplant the pavilion to their own garden, school pond or local park. As quickly as it grew, sliMeMould will explode across Manchester and placed back into the city ecosystem
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