Vivien Roussel combines arts, electronics, DIY, craft and biology to create works at the interface of innovation, creativity and digital fabrication, 3D printers, interactivity and design. He works at thr34d5, a studio that transfers creative coding skills into strategic design. They are an NGO researching open sourcing access to drinkable water, ecological alternative to leather thanks to kombucha, and education to optimized vernacular ways of building in countries from the economic south. They’ve been nominated for the INDEX Award with their kombucha project. Kombucha is being extensively used in biohacking projects that are developing creative uses, while critically lacking fundings to investigate the phenotypical expression of G. xylinus, or the methodology to scale-up and document their investigations. As resiliency of territories is lying for a part in their capacity to develop local ecosystems, they are proposing sustainable technical objects to trigger it. thr34d5 is mobilizing a network of experts, artists, and industrials within the program throughout Europe and the world in order to form a POC for a resilient business model for sustainability oriented open initiatives. The key components of their mission are: to work in a distributed network, in open source (the new oral traditions), contextualized at the local levels.