The Bio Art & Design Award highlights and explores exciting new intersections among design, artistic practice and the Life Sciences. The Award is a product of collaboration between ZonMW, NWO, MU and BioArt Laboratories. The selection procedure will be organized by ZonMw.

Lilian van Daal & Roos Meerman (NL) ‘Dynamorphosis - The beauty of inner mechanisms’ 
A collaboration with: Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences – University of Amsterdam (UvA) 

Jury: "this project explores the potential of design applications, in objects and materials, based in the form generating mechanisms of the body. The jury found this topic had a particularly strong connection in both linking biological processes to 4D printing, and in advancing the expertise the designers have clearly been developing for some time in their previous work. 

In addition, the jury was impressed with the possibility of practical outcomes emerging from this project, revealing and reveling in the hidden beauties of the body, guided by relevant scientific expertise. The designers seem to take the confident and admirable approach of being biological actors that shape technology, rather than the other way around. The jury hopes that in the hands of such designers, the break-neck pace of innovation will be more inflected by empathy rooted in appreciation of the beauty of inner mechanisms, from fractal like blood vessel networks to the cyclical tumescence of mammary glands."