Bioimages Project

The pedagogical and research project "Bioimages" focuses on the search for alternative sustainable and biodegradable processes in the development of photosensitive film used in Photography. As well as the applicability of these processes in the various pedagogical practices of Artistic Education.

In parallel with the development process, we intend to extend the principles of sustainability to the maximum number of devices that involve the production of images. In this sense, we seek to produce, using 3D printing technology and with biodegradable materials, devices that range from capture to printing of images, which we call “ecobjects” (eg: pinhole cameras; pots for plants; development tanks, fixation tanks, etc.).

The Bioimages project will focus mainly on sustainable and innovative processes and technologies. It aims to promote a drastic reduction in the use of toxic chemistry, present in the methods commonly used in conventional photo labs. In parallel, the project allows for reflection and criticism of Design, promoting the development and construction of objects based on the principle of sustainable circularity.

In this way, the project seeks a cross between art, science, technology and artistic education in favor of a search for new sustainable methods that can be translated into new forms of pedagogy.


Located at the crossroads of chemistry with art and artistic education, the project is in line with the United Nations' sustainable development objectives, in particular with issues of ecological order and environmental sustainability.

Thus, it links art and artistic making to a relationship of intervention and development of society, resulting in a positioning and practices with impact and in line with the great societal and environmental challenges.

Main objectives:

- Develop sustainable and biodegradable alternative processes for developing photosensitive film;

- Develop and produce, in 3D printing, devices to capture and aid the production and development of images using biodegradable materials.

- Integrate sustainable and ecological pedagogical practices in artistic education courses.

- Develop a pedagogical kit of sustainable and ecological practices within the scope of the image in order to disseminate these practices in artistic education.