Ars Electronica Festival 2022
Earth4All: It is not too late

50 years after "The Limits to Growth" Club of Rome with "Earth4All" warns about the consequences of social inequality for our planet: A Survival Guide for Humanity

Diverse, fresh, exciting: Futurelab Day 2022

How the Ars Electronica Futurelab celebrated the Festival with guests and the public - open, multifaceted and always surprising.

On four wheels into the future?

BMW, Supersense and Ars Electronica Futurelab focused on the automobile in the midst of the climate and energy crisis.

It’s a Wrap(-Up)! – This was the Ars Electronica Festival 2022

The Ars Electronica Festival 2022 is in the books! Join us as we look back on five days of unique exhibitions, exciting performances, moving lectures and countless events.

"We've got to do something!"

Ars Electronica has set itself the goal of taking its social responsibility seriously. One expression of this is the create your world program.

Creating Awareness for a more Sustainable Festival

From energy, water and sanitation to the technical equipment and venue: for the next part of our Sustainability Series, we take a look at what it takes to host a festival as sustainably as possible.

Digital transformation – for whom?

Who benefits from digital transformation and who should own it? – Questions the Art Thinking Forum Tokyo was asking.

Tools to Confront Unbalanced Realities

What rights do you have in the location of your residence? In his work, artist Irakli Sabekia deals with the spatial and social memory of people who have been forcefully displaced.

The cycles of Ars Electronica

How sustainably will you be able to eat at this year's Ars Electronica Festival, and what happens to all the waste that's created in the process? Martin Honzik CCO and Head of Festival/Prix/Exhibitions gives us an insight.

Sustainable to the Ars Electronica - is that possible?

How can a festival that attracts thousands of people to Linz every year be sustainable? Christl Baur, Head of Ars Electronica Festival, confronts the many questions of mobility.

"What happens in Antarctica does not stay in Antarctica"

What does the melting of Antarctica have to do with the future of planet Earth? A lot - and that's exactly why Giulia Foscari and UNLESS, in the work "Antarctic Resolution", awarded the STARTS Prize 2022, have called for saving Antarctica and say: "Speak up for Antarctica now!"

Futurelab – Prototype of a think-and-do tank

Cuba visits Linz: A delegation from the Cuban Computer Science Union finds inspiration in the Ars Electronica Futurelab's unique concept.

Change is needed when there is no way out

From the hopelessness of the climate crisis to the thinking space of art - in this conversation with Gerfried Stocker, we take a closer look at the theme of the 2022 Ars Electronica Festival.

"Welcome to the Sound of Planet B"

What is Julie Andrews doing in the Aral Sea with VR goggles? Gerfried Stocker, Artistic Director of Ars Electronica, explains the thoughts behind the festival subject "Welcome to Planet B" and tells us how the image was created.

Ars Electronica Futurelab
Deep Space EVOLUTION: Welcome to Planet B

What lifestyle changes are you willing to make to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions? Challenge your choices!

Circular Records for Circular Futures

Can records be made from biomaterials? Artists Kat Austen and Fara Peluso think so and will work on developing a low-carbon alternative to vinyl during their S+T+ARTS Residency.

Is it really worth the effort?

Outside is winter, inside we harvest our own grain. Three months we have struggled, spent more than 400 euros, but harvested less than 800 grams of barley.

"Sustainability begins with the mind"

A new workshop format encourages people to question their own thinking about sustainability and thus initiate change. Let's take a closer look!

Circular economy instead of throwaway society

To counteract climate change, plastics must be handled differently. Design, life cycle, recycling on the one hand, industry, society and politics on the other hand are needed for this.

Globally connected combating global climate change

How can a global communication tool like the Internet help to mobilize even more people to act together against climate change?

EXPO 2020: Dialog with the future

After a year of Corona-related postponement, EXPO 2020 is finally getting underway. The Ars Electronica Solutions team is playing a key role in the Austria Pavilion.

Ars Electronica Center
Directors Talk – 25 years Ars Electronica Futurelab and beyond

We all shape future - constantly. In the process, we are confronted with major challenges, from the climate crisis to digital transformation.

Inside Festival 09

The ninth episode of "Inside Festival" is all about sustainability and ecology. Christl Baur and Laura Welzenbach present three projects from our Festival Gardens and give us a sneak peek into one youth perspective of "Create your World".

Some people think 2°C is no big deal...

...others go to Ars Electronica. We present you a selection of projects and gardens that deal with questions around the topic of ecology.

Museum of edible earth
Community Project: Taste your SOIL

Art, society, technology and science sees itself expanded by a conceptuality - nature. "Taste your SOIL" stands for the urgent need of making the digital a part of our cultural identity and for restoring our lost cultural awareness of the earth.

How Digitization Moves Mountains

If we use smartphones for an average of only two years, then the resulting mining of raw materials should give us pause for thought. (German language)

The World is not Enough

We humans have left traces on this blue planet - in the water, on the earth, in the air, but also in outer space.

Teaching Sustainability - But in a Playful Way

For the new NAWAREUM hands-on museum, Ars Electronica Solutions is developing two game tables that make it possible to experience energy supply through renewable energies and resources in an interactive, strategic and playful way.

The Invention of Sustainability

New technologies have increased the pace of consumption of our resources - but even the raw material wood used to bring problems. (German language)

A lot going on in the moss!

The new Home Delivery Workshop for Biodiversity Day is here! Equipped with microscopes and laboratory materials, elementary school children can now also get a virtual taste of the life of a researcher.