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’. Commercial success was never an end in itself, and was only possible because the cooperative did not try to place itself above its members. The preservation of small-scale farming and the cultural landscape together with the culinary comeback of lamb in regional cuisine followed naturally. With cohesion, innovative spirit and a bit of stubbornness, the members of the cooperative have turned the ‘discontinued sheep model’ into a model for the future – for the farms, for the region, but also to show how farming cooperatives can work. All this in sheep’s clothing – but no wolf.
It is -not- my Id!, 2013
As a resistance to stereotypes and racism, Maryam Mohammadi produced a series of self-portraits showing herself on a contradictory path to blonde and blue-eyed conformity.
Nur Armut hat Zukunft – Konfrontationen 77, 1977
With the controversial title of Only Poverty Has a Future, Huth’s contribution is a plea for the frugal use of resources.
HI HAHA HYÄNENBUCH (hee haha hyena book), 2017
The Burschenschaft Hysteria is an association and a feminist project that satirically adopts and adapts the rituals and modes of speaking found in traditional male student fraternities.
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.
SPILLING ALL OVER YOUR DRY STRUCTURES, 2021
Elke Auer in collaboration with Gerhard Auer
Elke Auer combines sculptural and performative elements with language, drawing and painting. Her work addresses the constructed nature of gender identities and seeks to break down hierarchising, normative attributions.
GrazLog, from 2021
City of Graz, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
The GrazLog pilot project is developing cooperative logistics on the ‘last mile’ for environmentally friendly and service-oriented inner-city goods transport.
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.