Permanent at MAK Museum Vienna


Grand Prize – Artistic Exploration: Awarded for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by
the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment or perception of technology.

Future Flora is a harvesting kit designed for women to treat and prevent vaginainfections.
The human body is composed for the 90% of different microorganisms, most of which are beneficial to their host.
Microbes as bacteria, fungi and viruses are part of our skin flora, covering both the inside and the outer surface of our body. Even though invisible to our eyes, our microflora has a symbiotic relationship with the interface between our body and the environment - our skin.
Flora aims to incentive this symbiotic relationship that raises the beneficial presence of microbes and bacteria in the human body. This proposal uses techniques of microencapsulation of targeted bacteria in a non-woven fabric making it possible to wear the probiotics that keep our body healthy. Creating scaffolds for the exponential bacterial growth in appropriate areas of the body, our clothes and accessories become the ecosystem that balance and support our skin flora. 

A short documentary based on the research and project of Future Flora made
in collaboration with Creative Producer and Director Maja Zupano.