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Future Plant(t)s

The future of our plants is one of the greatest challenges that humanity is facing. How do 17 renowned artists respond to this current discourse and the future of plants?

What is the future of plants and their interaction under the drought conditions of climate change? Should plants adapt or diversify to climate change? Will they lose their food base? Can our soil, seeds and water be conserved?

In this exhibition the artists reflect on these questions in the Greenhouse Art-Lab of the SSustainable Agroecosystem Group at ETH Zurich.

The artworks, installations and performances will try to raise awareness about the future of plants, soil, food, food and water. These artistic contributions will be encouraged through a process of connecting with the research group to learn more about sustainable agroecosystems research.

Location: SAE Greenhouse Art-Lab, Häldeliweg 19, 8044 Zürich.

Opening hours

  • Friday, 25 August 2023, 17:00 - 22:00 h
  • Saturday and Sunday, 26 and 27 August, 10:00 - 18:00 h
  • Friday, 1 September  2023, 17:00 - 22:00 h
  • Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 3  September 2023, 10:00 - 18:00 h
  • Friday, 8 September 2023, 17:00 - 22:00 h
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9 and 10 September 10:00 - 18:00 h


Artists and performers:

  • Barbara Bietenholz
  • Joerg Bosshard
  • Monika Germann aund Daniel Lorenzi, website
  • Piero Good
  • Marille Hahne, website
  • Esther Maria Jungo
  • Suresh Kumar, website
  • Maya Minder, website
  • Uriel Orlow
  • Peter Radelfinger, website
  • Dorothea Rust, website
  • Juanita Schläpfer-Miller
  • Jill Scott, website
  • Vreni Spieser, website
  • Sandro Steudler, website
  • Esther Vonplon, website


  • Dr. Kena Benabderrazik und Prof. Johan Six, Sustainable Agroecosystems Group, ETH Zürich
  • Dr. Silvie Cuperus, Life Science Zurich, Universität Zürich und ETH Zürich
  • Dr. Juanita Schläpfer-Miller, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, Universität Zürich, ETH Zürich und Universität Basel

LASERZURICH at Future Plan(t)s

In connection with the exhibition we are hosting together with the Agroecology Group at ETH two Laser Talks at the Greenhouse Art-Lab.

Join us for these interesting discourses in English with artists and scientists to talk about "The Future of Soil - Plant Interactions" (29 August 2023, 18:30) and "Resilience, Nutrition, Food Systems" (5 September 2023, 18:30).

More information and regsitration here.

Weiterführende Informationen

Mit Unterstützung von

pro helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung

Stadt Zürich Kultur

Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur