Disruptivity by Design
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?

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.

De-Growthing Sustainable Development
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.

Future Communities’ In(ter)ventions I: Spatial Co-Lab
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.

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?

Common Space
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.