Transformative design concepts for hybrid spaces
Taking the notion of “disruptive innovation” as a starting point, the Garden Vorarlberg aims to challenge prevailing, techno-economically driven ideas of future development. The increasing evidence that growth-based developmental trajectories are incompatible with the goal of respecting biophysical planetary boundaries, necessitates a planet-centric design approach, which advocates for a more holistic view of innovation. Applying the disruptive design method, current questions regarding leveraging systems change for positive social and environmental outcomes are addressed by exploring visions of community as well as the association between spatial imaginaries and material practices. The focus is on the friction zones and interactions between public and private spaces, between absence and presence, visibility and invisibility, where digital architectures come into view just as much as physical spatial constellations and psychogeographies. Disruptivity is used as both a metaphor and a format of collaborative knowledge production that brings together the perspectives of pioneers of change and the civil society with those of designers and artists in a transdisciplinary, participatory design research process to experiment with alternative models of thinking and intervention with the aim of developing transformative spatial concepts. Oriented towards a transdisciplinary, participatory design research process, this garden consists of a nomadic program combining playful explorations and tracking with workshops hosted by designers and artists, as well as local initiatives and a symposium to discuss and reflect on the approaches, findings, interventions and models developed.
Irina Nalis (AT), Mark Neuner (AT)
As part of the project „The Common Space City Model“, Mostlikely addresses the question of how new typologies can be integrated to foster public spaces and communally used spatial resources. Topics such as new work, production in the city or the redesign of markets are examined from the perspective of ecological, social and economic sustainability and the opportunities and risks of the digital.
Faculty of Design, Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (AT), in cooperation with ORF Vorarlberg (AT)
Our perception of the present is determined by the media. But do we also learn what our future looks like from the media? And if the media are so decisive for us, what does medias’ future look like?
Jasmin Fischbacher (AT), Michael Kneidl (AT/ DE)
The first workshop of this series, titled Spatial Co-Lab (facilitated by Jasmin Fischbacher), will start with an audio-walk that lets us immerse ourselves in the future, from which we move back to the present. The second part of this workshop series, the Disruptive Life Hacking Lab by Michael Kneidl (AT) will be dedicated to the question of how design can add to fostering planetary consciousness.
Michael Kneidl (AT/ DE), Magdalena Haidacher (AT), Margarita Köhl (AT)
The first workshop (facilitated by Michael Kneidl) of this series is dedicated to disruptive life prototyping. The participants will experiment with existing tools and new technologies, de-construct and redesign them to accomplish new tasks for them. In the second workshop of this series, “Mapping the (Im)possibility of Change”, Magdalena Haidacher and Margarita Köhl will explore the ways of thinking and practicing sustainable development beyond an all-pervading logic of growth together with the participants. Additionally, impactful projects created by InterMedia BA and MA students at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences will be featured in the frame of an online exhibition.
Mira Loew (AT/ UK), David Altweger (AT/ UK), Philipp J. Ehmann (AT)
The workshop “Postit-ing Dornbirn_Disrupting Invisible Barriers,” which will be facilitated by the game designer Philipp J. Ehmann (play:vienna) aims at developing methods of playfully transgressing the boundaries between public and private, visible and invisible, presence and absence. Parallelly, an interactive and continuously growing installation “Body Hi/story(ies)” by Salon Flux explores the imaginaries of places, psychogeographies of spaces, and spatial transformations through body movement.
Margarita Köhl (AT) Angelika Simma-Wallinger (AT), Hanno Loewy (AT), Mira Loew & David Altweger (AT/ UK), Florian Ramsebner (AT), Marilena Tumler (AT) , Roland Bernhard (AT), Mark Neuner (AT), Wolfgang Simma-Wallinger (AT), Philipp J. Ehmann (AT), Karin Bleiweiss (AT)
Taking the notion of “disruptive innovation” as a starting point, the Garden Vorarlberg is set out to challenge prevailing, techno-economically driven ideas of future development. What is defined as disruptive, depends on those orders and systems that are interrupted, disturbed or destroyed by disruption. But how can we disrupt by design in the sense of contributing to societal change towards more ecologically and socially sustainable lifestyles and forms of living?
Vorarlberg Museum, play:vienna – Verein zur Förderung des Spiels im öffentlichen Raum,
Mostlikely – Architecture Design Research, Salon Flux.
Media partner: ORF Vorarlberg