Artist Diana Scherer receives the 2016 New Material Fellow for Interwoven, in which she trains plant roots to create a strong and resilient material. Scherer guides the growth of the roots using moulds that create beautiful patterns. In partnership with the Radboud University, Scherer is exploring the possibility of, among other things, growing a dress underground. The jury believes that this original concept can have definite applications and that the New Material Fellow will enable Scherer to achieve unforeseen results. Scherer receives a six-month mentorship from Het Nieuwe Instituut to develop her idea further.