Exhibition Only Tomorrow Speculative Lab 1.0

The exhibition includes works that address current problems from the perspective of possible developments, solutions or diversions of situations. The process of making these projects involved a critical approach to the present, research methods through art, and speculative methods of imagining alternative futures. Speculative thinking is a way of embodying "as if" and basically has behind it a scenario about the future or something imagined that does not exist, but answering real or plausible questions and problems with solutions that combine creativity with technology and science. In this sense, the curatorial concept of the exhibition focuses on the following artistic and interdisciplinary coordinates: the speculative approach (which can be: design, fiction or speculative realism, in order of the complexity of the idea behind the work), the connection with the present (subjects related to current crises, new technologies, etc.), interactivity (digital or analogue) and the laboratory (transparency of artistic research).

The exhibition includes interdisciplinary works at the intersection of art, research and new media, made by young people from a number of faculties in the country and abroad.


Faculty of Arts and Design, West University Timișoara:, András Hunor, Bogdan Matei, Andrei Pituț,  Sânziana Gheorghe (coord. Univ. Lecturer Dr. Mihai Zgondoiu, Univ. Lecturer Dr. Bogdan Rață)

Polytechnic University of Timișoara: Călina Crestin

Interactive technologies for performing arts and media (ITPMA) UNATC Bucharest: Andrada Baleanu, Simona-Diana Chiru, Lorena Cocora, Radu Condrache, Caty Samata, Selina Yilmaz (coord. conf.univ.dr Alexandru Berceanu, lect.univ.dr Grigore Burloiu )

Digital Interactive Arts, Faculty of Theater and Film, Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj: Flavius Coman, Nicoleta Vlad, (coord. Specialist lecturer Adelina Bulibașa)

Faculty of Design, Aurel Vlaicu University Arad: Anca Memete (coord. Dr. Laurian Popa Univ. Lecturer)

Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria: Sam Bunn, Ruth Größwang, Severin Standhartinger (coord. Sam Bunn)

Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands: Katharina Ammann


The Only Tomorrow Speculative Laboratory project is part of the national cultural program Timișoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023 and is financed through the program Inside Timișoara 2023, run by the Project Center of the Municipality of Timișoara, with amounts allocated from the budget of state, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

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Only Tomorrow Speculative Lab

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