BioFutures - Process Prototype Showcase

12 Jun 2021 10:00 — 14:00

13 Jun 2021 10:00 — 14:00

14 Jun 2021 12:00 — 17:00

15 Jun 2021 12:00 — 17:00

16 Jun 2021 12:00 — 17:00

17 Jun 2021 12:00 — 17:00

18 Jun 2021 12:00 — 17:00

Location: SOLU

BioFutures – Process Prototype Showcase
June 12–18, 2021
Sat–Sun 10–14h, Mon–Fri 12–17h

SOLU Space, Luotsikatu 13, Helsinki

The Multispecies Dance

This week, SOLU Space has served as a venue for BioFutures workshop. After five days of speculating upon and diving into possible futures for the biosphere, a showcase shares some results and the paths that took us there. A diversity of scenarios that responded to the question: "How will the multispecies dance of the 2050s feel?" Emerging from this we have deep-sea gardening, bee Tinder, spiritual reformations, fierce care, tickling tools, wax infused reed rafts, breathing architecture, and plant cognition.

Imaginative prototypes from the five-day workshop and ongoing work can be visited at Bioart Society’s SOLU Space until Friday, June 18. The opening hours are 10-12h on Saturday and Sunday, and 12-17h from Monday to Friday. Welcome! 

The showcase is part of the BioFutures - A physical narrative workshop led by Time’s Up Linz and facilitated by Christina Stadlbauer and Noora Sandgren. The participants were Cynthia Blanchette, Heini Heikkilä, Pia Lindman, Sushant Passi, and Johanna Rotko.

Photo: Sushant Passi.
The workshop contributes to Pixelache Helsinki 2021 Festival #Burn____ as a festival partnership production.

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BioFutures is part of Biofriction, a European collaboration project committed to supporting bioart and biohacking practices. The Biofriction project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.  It is also part of BioFacts - a programme that consists of a series of artistic research work labs. During 2020-2021, the BioFacts programme introduces fundamental techniques of working with biological arts and serves as a vehicle to discuss art and science, materials, techniques, safety and policy, biopolitics, ethics as well as artistic examples through hands-on work. BioFacts is supported by the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.