Possible Tomorrows introduces a selection of experimental and technical design applications hatched from the fields of biotechnology and synthetic biology.

Selected designers/artists contribute on the one hand speculative applications and ideas for the future, and on the other hand already tried and tested implementations for the design and material culture of tomorrow: Cement that is composed of microorganisms. Plants that not only bear fruit, but also grow textiles from their roots. What possibilities will the future bring? Will synthetic biology be the foundation of tomorrow’s industrial design?

Exhibition Dates

30.09. – 9.10.2016


Vienna Design Week Festival Headquarter
Schlossgasse 14
1050 Vienna
View on Map



We are pleased to invite you to our Opening Night on Sat 01.10., 17–20:00.
If you would like to attend please email birgit@biofaction.com.


We invite you to attend our talk and discussionSynthetic Biology in Art & Design  on Sun 02.10.,  11-13:00.
If you would like to attend please email birgit@biofaction.com.


Find us in the green area on the raised ground floor at location 6.
Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 15.12.50

Vienna Design Week

VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is Austria’s largest design festival, with a variaty of locations and events in Vienna. Last year it delighted 36.537 visitors. The festival, curated by Lilli Hollein, will enter its 10th round this year. Opening up creative processes and giving scope for experimentation on site are core elements of the festival concept.

During VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, the city becomes a platform and showcase of design. Design is more than just a designed object. VIENNA DESIGN WEEK defines design as an essential part of the cultural production. The festival shows that design shapes our material culture, our every-day life and our world as consumers. Simultaneously, it influences our lifestyles and most fundamentally our aesthetic senses and judgements.