Flea markets, table-tennis rounds, dancing among the plants, knitting, gardening without a garden of your own ... the long, colourful list of socio-cultural activities in the ANNENViERTEL district since 2014 could go on and on. Following on from positive experiences with neighbourhood work during the reconstruction of Annenstraße, the ANNENViERTEL district project was set up with the support of the City of Graz. The committed stakeholders are above all interested in promoting urban coexistence in diversity, communication in the neighbourhood and highlighting the many different facets of the district. The way to achieve this is through the participation, involvement and self-empowerment of local residents and all those who want to contribute to community life. Because there has never been enough funding to pay for a district office, the ANNENViERTEL mobile brings it directly out into public space. During the exhibition, the mobile is parked in the Kunsthaus.
Eva & Co.
Co-operative feminist culture magazine, published in Graz from 1982 to 1992
Founded by the artists Veronika Dreier, Dorothea Konrad, Silvia Ulrich, Eva Ursprung and Anne Wrulich in Graz, Eva & Co. was the first feminist art and culture magazine in Europe.
VR-SenseCity – Virtual laboratory for sensory perception, from 2019
Video: JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL
Limited sensory function and mobility in old age can lead to a reduction in the quality of life – the VR-SenseCity installation aims to make people aware of various aspects of sensory perception again through virtual mindfulness training. The virtual environment takes the form of a city and focuses on visual and auditory stimuli.
PLATZEN – School for Civic Action, Graz-Andritz, 2021
The School for Civic Action is an educational experiment that tests alternative approaches to ‘city-making’.
Graz 2030 cycling campaign, seit 2020
Artgineering Office for Urbanism and Architecture
The bicycle plays a key role in urban mobility of the future. Often neglected in the car-friendly city of recent decades, a group of bicycle activists in Graz provided a significant impetus to bicycle mobility in 1980.
Volkschule Mariagrün, Graz, 2011–2014
City of Graz/GBG, Avrchitekturwerk Christoph Kalb and Philipp Berktold Architects with Susanne Bertsch
Photos: Markus Kaiser, Graz
Built in 2014, the Mariagrün primary school is a passive building made mainly of wood and located on a green-field site in Graz. This welcoming, light and airy structure provides a range of options in the space that support the school’s progressive approach to education, providing an environment for eight classes.
BIO ZENTRUM (organic centre) Grottenhof, under construction
A new farm shop with a café at the central market place, a farm offering demonstrations and a fun experience, a research centre and an innovation centre for organic agriculture form the five cornerstones of the new centre together with the school.
Bikes & Rails, Vienna, from 2020
wohnlabor, Verein Bikes & Rails, habiTAT
To live in a self-determined way, in an equal, diverse house community, without having to move out again at some point because of rent increases – this is one goal of self-managed, solidarity-based housing projects.