Camp Program

Concurrent Event
"BioCamp: Gardens as ‘Biotechnik’"

“BioCamp: Gardens as Biotechnik” is an open-call biotechnology-art crossover camp bringing together participants from Japan and overseas. Through the theme of gardens, the workshop will critically examine biotechnology, which is deeply related to human ecology and social lifestyles, and aim to utilize it intuitively and creatively. Participants will include artists and researchers from specialist organizations around the world, such as leading BioArt practitioner Joe Davis. Through talks and the workshop with the 20 participants, the event will build an international network connecting the DIY bio labs and related communities now springing up all over the globe.

Reference Photo: Workshop by BioClub / Photo Credit: BioClub

Reference Photo: Workshop by BioClub / Photo Credit: BioClub


February 10th (sat) - 17th (sat)


Red Bull Studios Tokyo, BioLab Tokyo/FabCafe MTRL(Shibuya)

Special Cooperation

Digital Choc/Institut français du Japon - Tokyo


Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo, metaPhorest (Waseda University), Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Ministry of the Environment


Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Embassy of the United States of America in Japan

Program Directors

Andreas Siagian (Artist, Engineer / Lifepatch) [Indonesia], Georg Tremmel (Artist / BioClub, BCL) [Austria, Japan], Chiaki Ishizuka (Artist / BioClub, Loftwork) [Japan]

Guest Educators

Günter Seyfried (Artist / pavillon_35) [Austria], Tomoki Yamauchi (Lecturer, Gardener / Kyoto University of Education) [Japan], Joe Davis (Artist) [USA], Ionat Zurr (Artist, Researcher / SymbioticA) [Australia], Thomas Landrain (BioHacker, Industrialist / Just One Giant Lab) [France]
※Application period is over.

Camp Program Related Talk Program

February 12nd (mon) 19:00-21:00
Screening of Documentary Film
** Today from 19:00, we were planning that Joe Davis attending at "Screening of Documentary Film and Talk Event: 'HEAVEN + EARTH + JOE DAVIS’" held at Red Bull Studios Tokyo. However, because of snowstorm-related flight cancellations, Mr. Davis will not be able to attend today’s show. We are very sorry for those who are looking forward to it. Today we will hold the event only for screening the film, and please note that the special talk of Joe Davis on the 16th will be held as scheduled. Please be kindly acknowledged and thank you for your understanding.

February 15th (thu) 19:00-21:00
Special Talk by Ionat Zurr (SymbioticA)
「Care and Control - a living affair」

February 16th (fri) 19:00-21:00
Special Lecture by Joe Davis

February 17th (sat) 13:00-16:00
Public Presentation of the “BioCamp: Gardens as 'Biotechnik'”

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