Wild bees – one small aspect of biological diversity. Biodiversity refers to diversity of habitats, diversity of species and genetic diversity. 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. In Austria, more than 700 species in about 40 genera have been described, about 420 species are found in Styria. Viktoria Zink’s drawings show only one species from each of the wild bee genera. The wild bees are representative of a large number of creatures whose existence ensures the survival of us all. Many animal and plant species, some highly endangered, depend on the habitats most threatened by human activities.
The Blue Frog Society – A habitat without territory, 2011
The Blue Frog Society is the fictional vision of a future society. Our habitat is no longer shaped by (spatial) property claims, but by communal, non-material values that arise from an open-ended negotiation process and which are based on a broad understanding of commons.
Klimaschutznotverordnung/KliNo (emergency climate protection regulation) 2021, 2020
The housing and construction sector is responsible for a substan-tial part of the production of greenhouse gases – because of its consumption of resources and energy, the construction process, the operation of buildings, their demolition, soil sealing, mobility caused by urban sprawl and other knock-on effects.
HIVEOPOLIS. Beehives of the Future, from 2019
Artificial Life Lab/Institute of Biology/University of Graz
Videos: Artificial Life Lab
The interdisciplinary and international research project HIVEOPOLIS aims to use technology to communicate with honey bees so that they can be better protected against environmental pollutants, climate change and also their natural enemies.
tim. täglich. intelligent. mobil (tim. daily. intelligent. mobile.), from 2016
Graz and central region of Styria, from 2016 Holding Graz
tim is ‘your ideal companion through everyday mobility’, promises the service, which has been appearing in and around Graz in the form of mobility hubs since 2016.
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.
Buseinstiegstreppe aus Holz
In den zwei Forschungsprojekten WoodC.A.R. und CARpenTiER werden die Grundlagen für den Einsatz von Holz in Strukturkomponenten im Fahrzeugbau entwickelt.