Since the availability of home-use bio-technology kits, do-it-yourself biohacker communities have surged alongwith an increasing synthesis between home and laboratory. The ability to control and reprogramme your body is an unchartered territory of personalization and modification. Biohacker’s Residence is a communal retreat for self experimentation. It proposes a spatial technology to be optimized for the augmentation of DIY hacking processes. Organic 3D printing and CRISPR editing workstations merge with communal lounge areas where hobbyists come together searching for self-empowerment. Bio-integrated materials are (re)programmed for environmental responsiveness, comfort and sterilisation. Multimaterial cells integrate biological and synthetic materials supporting a space of cellular modification.
As gene editing lies on the cusps of legality and morality, biohackers head inland to the redrock desert landscape of Utah for remote practice and self administration, where they look to challenge what it means to be human.