Three beautiful Earths float as luminous bodies, one behind the other in space. These Earths, which can also be found in a similar form at the LKH Graz (neurology), were elaborately produced at a Czech glass-works. They are made of mouth-blown glass with multiple overlays. When viewed closely, it is clear that they actually only resemble the blue planet as we know it from satellite photos. In reality, their form comes from the production process in the fire. Once again, Manfred Erjautz manages to undermine presumed certainties about the means of the sculptural process. Although a great deal is already possible, we are still a long way off in terms of the ability of the reproduc-tion industry, even beyond the dying craft: while it might in actual fact be possible to depict the Earth, it cannot (yet) be reproduced.
Low Budget Loft House, 2013
Film: Daniel Hermes, 2021
Photos: Martin Grabner, 2021
Konrad Frey created a prototype in Hart near Graz for the development of a low-cost prefabricated house with ‘loft quality’.
WoodC.A.R./CARpenTiER, from 2017
Innovation Centre W.E.I.Z.
Concept wooden ‘Citybus’
Wooden Bus Staircase
These two research projects are laying the groundwork for the use of wood in structural components in vehicle construction.
Weinbau Familie Söll (Gamlitz), from 1997
For over 20 years now, ‘gentle viticulture’ has been practised south of Gamlitz – no fertilisation, low maintenance measures, minimal plant protection.
*What is the ‘Common Good Balance Sheet’?
Behind the ‘Common Good Balance Sheet’ lies the ‘Economy for the Common Good (ECG)’ – a movement originating in Austria that sees itself as a fundamental critique and practical alternative to capitalist economic activity. The ECG wants to turn capitalism ‘upside down’, i.e. from profit directly to the ‘common good’.
Der Boden und die Uneinsichtigkeit (The soil and the invisibleness), 2021
Drawings: Viktoria Zink, Scientific support: Gabriel Kirchmair
Viktoria Zink draws selected organisms, in this instance found in a near-natural beech forest.
100 Spectres, 2018–2020 (selection from a 110-piece series)
With the help of the Limnological Institute in Konstanz, Sarah Bildstein analysed water samples from all over the world.
Cradle to Cradle®-Design
In Cradle to Cradle®, all waste becomes food in an approach that follows nature’s principle. Designed by chemist Michael Braungart and architect William McDonough, this is an eco-effective system in which resources remain in a complete cycle.