Every day, hundreds of delivery vans and lorries drive and park in the pedestrian zones of Graz, so that they no longer feel like pedestrian zones at all. The GrazLog pilot project is developing cooperative logistics on the ‘last mile’ for environmentally friendly and service-oriented inner-city goods transport. Parcels from various delivery services are transferred to cargo bikes and e-vans in a logistics hub. They are then collectively delivered to residents, offices and shops in the city centre. The GrazLog delivery service can be given returns and packaging material, delivery windows can be arranged and city-centre businesses can make use of delivery and collection. Examples from other cities show that 40 % of vehicle entry into the pedestrian zone can be avoided in this way, meaning that the city centre remains attractive as a living environment and location for small businesses.
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.
This five-minute experimental film by the artist, curator and musician Eva Ursprung focuses on disturbing images such as flickering, colour shifts or image noise in old video recordings.
Wild bees, 2021
Drawings: Viktoria Zink
Scientific support: Wido Gunczy
As a crucial pollinator, the honey bee is currently a hot topic. The role of wild bees in the pollination process, however, is still unknown to wide sections of the population.
Drei Ähren (Three ears of grain), circa 1985
Ein Brief an den Weizen (A letter to the wheat), circa 1990
While many crop varieties have been created over the centuries by constant selection and crossing, so improving the world’s food security, the number of species and varieties in use has been dramat-ically reduced in the course of just a few decades.
Weizer Schafbauern eGen.mbH, Region Weiz, from 1995
The ‘Weizer Schafbauern’ – sheep farmers from the Weiz area of Styria – have taken everything into their own hands as a cooperative, from primary production through to processing, refining and marketing. They have received many awards for their initiative, as well as setting quality standards and co-founding the ‘GenussRegion Weizer Berglamm & Schaf’.
nonconform ideenwerkstatt/Krapfeneffekt: Ortskernbelebung Trofaiach (Krapfen Effect: revitalisation of Trofaiach town centre),, from 2014
Der Krapfeneffekt, 2021
nonconform is, technically speaking, a firm of architects. But only technically. Following the motto ‘thinking ahead together’, noncon-form develops concepts for a durable, vibrant living environment together with users and key actors in the format ideenwerkstatt, or idea workshop.
It is Never Facts that Tell, 2004
Muntean + Rosenblum
The protagonists of this video are young people, melancholic and mournful – full of wistfulness and gloom. Their mental state characterises a condition marked by uncertainty and lacking any security.