This deconstructed furniture was designed by artist, restorer and exhibition designer Erika Thümmel. She is also co-author of the feminist magazine Eva und Co., which can be found in this room. Positioned in the exhibition and discourse area of Space04, the furniture encourages visitors to pause for a moment. Like the overall design of the exhibition, it is dedicated to the theme of recycling and cooperation. As adaptations and new symbioses, these pieces are evolved from the design elements first developed for Caritas in the new Carla & Paul main store in Graz. Since then, they have become a signature style feature of the CARLA shops. Created in the Caritas workshops, they merge together different items of furniture while also weaving together various periods and cultures. This welcoming furniture is a symbol of broad inclusion, sustainable individuality and the innovative aid organisation Caritas.
Dürrenstein-Lassingtal wilderness area, 2021
Austria has a wilderness area that is unique in Central
Europe – the Dürrenstein-Lassingtal wilderness area, home to the
Rothwald primeval forest.
Planning proposals for integrated comprehensive schools, 1970
TEAM A GRAZ (Franz Cziharz, Dietrich Ecker, Herbert Missoni, Jörg Wallmüller) with Helmut Satzinger
50 years ago, a sense of optimism reigned in Austria’s educational landscape. Both educational experts and a significant number of architects introduced proposals and concepts.
Critical Mass, seit 2007
Critical Mass Graz, Naked Bike Ride, 26.6.2020, 2021
‘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.
International Village Shop, seit 2007
Myvillages (Katrin Böhm, Wapke Feenstra, Antje Schiffers)
The International Village Shop (IVS) is a network of rural places where forms of production and trade are tested.
VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH, Graz, from 1982
Neudau, from 2019
For several years now they have been conducting research into algae as the basis for an environmentally friendly foam.
Cambium, Fehring bei Graz, from 2017
wohnlabor, Verein Leben in Gemeinschaft
Many people dream of living a life close to nature, integrated into a community of solidarity. In Fehring, a group have dared to take this step and are transforming a former barracks with a 16-hectare plot of land into an ecovillage by building it themselves.
AnyConcept GmbH, from 2020
The daily work routine of many companies is filled with monotonous tasks that are necessary but take up a lot of time.