Chloe Hulse, Lydia Millar + Ellannah Sharman Gold

Service Design

Year of study
2nd Year

Kingston School of Art

BioIndex is a speculative, sustainable system which houses digital data in plants. Harnessing DNA storage technology, we push further to imagine a botanical library of information; both in domestic plants using our stackable pots, and forests nationwide.

BioIndex facilitates a slow, more intimate relationship with both our data and natural environment. Via our publication and app, users are guided to identify species, download DNA data using our kit, and view it.

Our system aims to replace existing data servers and their immense carbon output, to provide a clean, abundant plant index.