‘We are not blocking traffic – we ARE traffic!’ is the motto of the Critical Mass participants who ride through the streets of Graz on the last Friday of every month, colourful and loud, with joy and self-confidence, celebrating the most beautiful form of transport in the world. Founded in 1992 in San Francisco, the movement does not operate by making demands, bans and theories, but instead uses the powerful appeal of shared practice. The act of cycling – ‘coincidentally’ with many others along the same route – serves to raise the question of the fair distribution of public space. Who does it belong to? Who does it privilege? What forms of mobility and its use are best for the common good? In this way, Critical Mass joins the Reclaim the Streets movement and creates a real utopia once a month just by its very existence. In Graz and over 300 other cities across the world
nahgenuss web service KG, from 2016
It is a well-known problem that farmers usually do not get a fair price for their products and often do not have the time, money or talent to market them directly.
NO MORE BITTER PILLS, 2020
Concept: Christine Braunersreuther, David Kranzelbinder (Pavelhaus – Pavlova hiša), Adina Camhy
In order to raise awareness of this state of affairs, the artist Adina Camhy designed posters that call for more appreciation of care work. NO MORE BITTER PILLS continues her project. The posters were shown in the exhibition HILFSLINIEN - Linije pomoči in the Pavelhaus – Pavlova hiša, but were also distributed in public space.
Bildungszentrum Pestalozzi, Leoben-Donawitz, 2013–2016
nonconform with Michael Zinner, schulRAUMkultur
How can an old-fashioned ‘school barracks’ with endless corridors, a listed building, be transformed into a place of forward-thinking education?
Storytelling in spatial planning, from 2019
Isabel Stumfol, Luca Bierkle
Whenever we hear or read about spatial planning, it is often in connection with problems: dying town centres, urban sprawl, the new shopping centre at the entrance to a town.
About Care, ONLY LIFE (Memories burn like a forest fire. B. Eilish), 2021
Iris Andraschek’s research into the current topic of care work once again focuses on making social participation visible.
Bike Citizens Bicycle App, from 2011
Bike Citizens Mobile Solutions GmbH
Bike Citizens route planner function
Cycling in selected cities recorded with the Bike Citizens app
Design: Martin Engelbogen
Drawing on the knowledge of over 450,000 users, the ‘Bike Citizens Analytics’ tool and GPS cycling data also support cities and planners in continuously improving their cycling infrastructure.
Suitcase of Memories A service for people with and without dementia
In Austria, there are currently about 130,000 people living with dementia, and the number is expected to double by 2050.