photo by Shelby Duncan

photo by Shelby Duncan

LiLi Jackson

LiLi Jackson grew up woodworking and interested in too many things. Eventually she found the breadth of opportunity in Industrial Design and pursued a Master’s degree at Pratt Institute, as well as studying Media Design at Keio University in Tokyo and Innovation Design Engineering at Royal College of Art and Imperial College in London. Since graduating, she has been developing concepts of her thesis into the new collaborative space studioR and cofounding The Funguyz.

studioR is a design/maker studio growing in Brooklyn.

The Funguyz are an interdisciplinary artist collective made up of three radical mycologists: Lili Jackson, Billie Pate, and Franklin Romero Jr. We believe mushrooms will save the world. Our mission is to teach communities how to remediate pollution and toxicity in their neighborhoods with mycoremediation – bioremediation using fungi. We do this with art by creating public art sculptures out of mycelium at toxic sites that eventually biodegrade and then begin the mycoremediation process. We have partnered with several non-profit organizations in Greenpoint to help the community in the bioremediation effort and cleanup of one of the worst oil spills in history that occurred there.