Binta Ayofemi is a San Francisco–based artist fascinated by open-source systems, including pattern language, urban gardens, and pop music. Ayofemi’s practice explores latencies in everyday material.
While at NEW INC, Ayofemi will generate prototypes for Pollen, her artist-led research lab connecting art, tech, plants, and code. Pollen is both a cold-press green-juice truck and a plant materials lab. The investigates new plant-based materials for building and living, from algae batteries and living walls, to compostable bricks, solar ceramics, garments, and sneakers.