Plant Fever

Towards a phyto-centred design
18.10.20 to 07.03.21


An exhibition about the hidden potential of plants.

For centuries, our inherent alienation from nature has prevented us from truly understanding the potential of plants as more than simple materials or decorative objects.

In recent years, however, new scientific discoveries and philosophical approaches have reframed our relationship with them, questioning the dualism human/nature so much rooted in Western thinking. Echoing the belief of American ecologist Ian Baldwin that "we should try to think like plants", designers, scientists and engineers, started to look into plants’ structures and behaviours adopting them as allies to develop solutions for current and upcoming environmental and social issues.

Plant Fever proposes to look at the future of design from this new vegetal perspective, moving from a human-centred to a phyto-centred design. Spanning from products and fashion items to material research, open-source devices and emerging technologies, a selection of approx. 50 exhibits - representing the work of creatives from more than 20 countries - will investigate notions such as plant blindness, eco-feminism, forestry, biomimicry and upcycling, but also post-colonialism and cultural landscapes.

Conceived as a militant exposition, Plant Fever will not fear to take a stand, ask critical questions and call for new radical perspectives, involving the public in a positive, inspiring and constructive conversation.

Parallel to the physical space of the museum, the discourse of the exhibition will be further developed through an accompanying web platform, as well as a dedicated conference & workshop programme.


Marjan van Aubel / Martín Azúa & Marc Vidal / Steven Banken / Merle Bergers / Sjoerd ter Borg - Aesthetics of Exclusion, Clara Langlois, Vera van de Seyp & Jorrit Schaap / Achille Castiglioni / Liz Ciokajlo / Carole Collet / Armando De Cosmos / dach&zephir & Gérard Ako / Nanna Debois Buhl / Marie Declerfayt / Stefan Diez & Hadrien Fouin / Dossofiorito / d-o-t-s / Jonas Edvard / Studio Formafantasma / Full Grown Ltd / Liselore Frowijn / Alexandra Fruhstorfer / Maïlys Gangloff & OpenStructures / Mort Garson / Gionata Gatto & Giovanni Innella / Melanie Glöckler / Goula/Figuera Studio / Paweł Grunert / Highsociety Studio / Nicole Hone / Nienke Hoogvliet / Martina Huynh / Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Center for Micro-BioRobotics, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Università degli Studi di Firenze & Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne / Markus Jeschaunig / Spyros Kizis / Fernando Laposse / Audrey Ma / Patrick Nadeau & Mathieu Jacobs / Native Shoes / Tamara Orjola / Špela Petrič / Sarmīte Poļakova / Dan Porat / Camille Reidt / Marcin Rusak / Harpreet Sareen / Antonio Scarponi / Diana Scherer / Helene Steiner / The Plant Sex Consultancy (Jasmina Weiss, Dimitris Stamatis & Pei-Ying Lin) / Trajna collective (Gaja Mežnarić Osole, Andrej Koruza) / Matthieu Visentin / Henriëtte Waal, Mevce Çiraci & Anna Rita Spagnu / Tim van de Weerd / Florian Wegenast / Stevie Wonder



Laura Drouet  [Studio d-o-t-s]


Benoît Deneufbourg
Matthieu Visentin
Olivier Lacrouts
[Studio d-o-t-s]
Du 18 octobre 2020 au 07 mars 2021

RESPONSABLE communication

Massimo Di Emidio
+32 (0) 65 61 39 11

exposition de fièvre des plantes


18 October 2020 to 07 March 2021
  • Laura Drouet
    [Studio d-o-t-s]
  • Scenographer
    Benoît Deneufbourg
  • Graphic designer
    Matthieu Visentin
  • Coordination
    Olivier Lacrouts
    [Studio d-o-t-s]
  • Communication manager
    Massimo Di Emidio +32 (0) 65 61 39 11