The installation Mitigation of Shock by artist, designer and scientist collective Superflux shows a possible scenario played out in an apartment in about 30 years’ time. In almost familiar surroundings, within a tiny space, nutrient-rich food is being grown here using energy-saving do-it-yourself biotechnology. Animals hunted in the city are cooked, self-made window barricades and long-serving radios protect against threatening weather and marauding urban hunters. Despite the terrifying consequences of the climate crisis, Superflux – known for their visions of the future based on in-depth research and actual projections – paint a picture of hope. As an open collective, they work on future solutions for art and architecture institutions, and also for companies such as Microsoft Research and Sony.
Mitigation of Shock, 2017–2019
(Project team: Jon Ardern, Anab Jain, Maël Héna", Mikhaela Dietch, Jon Flint, Vytautas Jankauskas, Jake Charles Rees, Alix McCabe, Danielle Knight, Nicola Ferrao, Matthew Edgson)
With thanks to Klaus Schrefler (plant cultivation), Botanic Matters GmbH, Eva-Maria Ecker-Eckhofen and Caritas / Diocese of Graz Seckau (furniture).
The Sharing Economy, 2018
studio ASYNCHROME (Marleen Leitner, Michael Schitnig)
In Weltverschiebung, the desire for public space is juxtaposed with the growing economisation of what once seemed like endless outer space.
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.
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.
KoOgle Online: TUit @ Kunsthaus, Workshop zu Programmieren, Elektrotechnik und Internetsicherheit
20 May 2021–20 May 2021, 16:00
Studio ceiling at Schloss Seehof, Lunz am See, 2020
Institute of Structural Design/Graz University of Technology (Georg Hansemann, Robert Schmid, Christoph Holzinger, Joshua Paul Tapley, Stefan Peters, Andreas Trummer), Hans Kupelwieser
Video: Robert Schmid,Institute of Structural Design
Grafik: Georg Hansemann, Institute of Structural Design
For a roof of approximately 100 m² over a studio space in Schloss Seehof in Lunz am See, 130 different 3D-printed concrete recess formers were digitally planned, produced automatically and installed by hand.
15 Apr 2021–15 Apr 2021, 16:00
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.