The installation Mitigation of Shock by artist, designer and scientist collective Superflux shows a possible scenario played out in an apartment in about 30 years’ time. In almost familiar surroundings, within a tiny space, nutrient-rich food is being grown here using energy-saving do-it-yourself biotechnology. Animals hunted in the city are cooked, self-made window barricades and long-serving radios protect against threatening weather and marauding urban hunters. Despite the terrifying consequences of the climate crisis, Superflux – known for their visions of the future based on in-depth research and actual projections – paint a picture of hope. As an open collective, they work on future solutions for art and architecture institutions, and also for companies such as Microsoft Research and Sony.
Mitigation of Shock, 2017–2019
Superflux, Projektteam: Jon Ardern, Anab Jain, Maël Hénaff, Mikhaela Dietch, Jon Flint, Vytautas Jankauskas, Jake Charles Rees, Alix McCabe, Danielle Knight, Nicola Ferrao, Matthew Edgson
With thanks to Klaus Schrefler (plant cultivation), Botanic Matters GmbH, Eva-Maria Ecker-Eckhofen and Caritas / Diocese of Graz Seckau (furniture).
Education dialogue and programme
This board will display a growing collection of opinions and current information related to education and mediation.
24 Apr 2021, 11:00
9 May 2021, 11:00
Architecture Broadcasting Network, seit 2020
KOEN Institute of Construction and Design Principles / Graz University of Technology
Video, graphics and photos: KOEN
As a social practice, architecture essentially points to a totality of spatial, technological, social and economic developments.
FIELD STATION (with research table), 2020–2021
Anita Fuchs has rented a meadow on the border between Austria and Slovenia. For months now, she has been working there out of her FIELD STATION – a shiny cube that looks like a minimalist sculpture.
Lignobatt, seit 2017
Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology/ Graz University of Technology
At Graz University of Technology they have developed a way to use the flavouring substance vanillin, which we all know from baking, for sustainable energy storage.
MAKAvA delighted, from 2001
MAKAvA delighted GmbH
MAKAvA has been making iced tea for two decades now – and is a model example of what product development can mean.
17 Apr 2021–17 Apr 2021, 17:00