Sejati jatining ngèlmu, lungguhé cipta pribadi, pustining pangèstinira, gineleng dadya sawiji, wijanging ngèlmu dyatmika, nèng kahanan eneng ening.
The true nature of science lies in personal creativity, purpose and objectives united existence, the birth of superior knowledge in a state of quiet and clear.
Syekh Siti Djenar ( 829H/1348 AD, Javanese spiritualist and philosopher)
SOYA C(O)U(L)TURE is a research based products develop by XXLab. The research aim to grow and to program a alternative energy, food and bio material from soya liquid waste using bacteria and tissue culture. Tofu and Tempe made from soya bean are common food for Indonesian people, healthy food contain a lot of protein and made through biological process. Indonesia has a lot tofu and tempeh productions from small scale (home industry) to large scale (factory). These production produce liquid waste that pollute and poisoned the water and river.
XXLab is a female collective focusing on art, science and free technology facilitated and supported by HONF Foundation from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. They came from various background such artists, designers and programmers. Soya couture is one of their new research and experiment. They are researching and developing an alternative energy, food and biomaterial from soya liquid waste using programmable bacteria and tissue culture to turn soya liquid waste in to edible cellulose, biofuel and bio leather. This soya liquid waste could be an alternative to reduce pollution and food, textile and energy consumption in the future.
Our project aim to reduce the water pollution and to help the poverty, by creating and grow edible cellulose, biofuel and bio leather that could be use as an alternative source for energy, food and textile, as well to reduce a water pollution. This project produced by a low cost, open and organic material, and could develop in to various valuable products in any home kitchen with DIY (Do It Yourself) or DIWO (Do It With Others) method . This could also become an alternative for a sustainable economic to increase or produce an income for a women in the low income area.
Video Profile of the project:
Soya Couture is project on converting tofu production liquid waste into fabrics kind of materials that can be applied into anything, specially to make fashion products as alternative material instead of animal leather.
“From the Land of Waste into Land of Beauty”