Mater is a brand new website exploring the ways in which we as humans can rethink our relationship to the world through how we engage with materials. Mater sheds new light on material research, zooming into microbial and cellular life, analysing how certain histories led to material exploitation, and current human & material suffering for capitalist systems. Mater explores new research into bacteria inside the human body, lifeforms below the ground, groundbreaking new material studies, dyes produced by bacteria, and the reasons why these ideas are now more important than ever.

Mater is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.