Social Warmth needed!!

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This time we concentrated very much on adolescents in the region, including the chance to meet students from several high schools, such as the commercial highschool or the Europagymnasium Baumgartenberg.

We just started examining the vast range of answers we have been collecting, sorting the discussion-contributions gotten, still, similar to our encounters during the first on-site viewing, social warmth opens up great space to discuss what is needed in a society to develop and thrive and allowing to approach one of the most crucial questions: „In which world do we want to live?“.

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Make… Cooperative Futures

Within the tiny period of two hours, six sketches of “practical utopian moments” – meaning six imaginations combining existing practical tools, concepts and processes with utopian ideas allowing some improvement of a tomorrow – were developed.

We had wonderfully participating attendants during this small Futuring Exercise, which was part of the Make… Cooperative Futures symposium organised and conducted by the Mediengestaltung Lehramt // Kunstuniversität Linz.

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Local Viewing – Festival of the Regions

We had the pleasure of preparing a set of questions for participants of the Local Viewing of the Festival of the Regions, which took place on May 25th. These allowed us to collect various approaches and ideas of participants as well as the local population towards the theme of the festival: Social Warmth, as well as getting some impressions on what would be considered favored and important within the region itself.

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Officially launched – ready to be read!

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Image: Gin / Robert Zauner

It’s done – we are officially grown up now! All planned acts (three in total) are completed. Starting in 2016 with Act 01: All Grown Up – celebrating the moving into our workspace 20 years ago. Continued with Turnton Docklands, shown 2017 at LENTOS Kunstmuseum – meaning exactly 20 years after we have been displaying our first show, The Hyperfitness-Studio in public. And concluding with the launch of Lückenhaft & Kryptisch // Ambiguous & Incomplete – a publication about our first 20 years. Continue reading

Silk Screen Printing ahead!

We did it! Well…okay… we started it.

Silk-screen printing has been on our list for “infrastructural extensions” for a very long time. The production of small batches on particular, often uncommon “printing substrates,” is needed rather often during the implementation of our physical narratives and experiential futures such as Turnton Docklands. Continue reading

There is nothing wrong with disco-balls…

not sure when a certain predilection for disco balls in our spectrum for “party-lights” came into existence… but we will be using several tomorrow during the Lückenhaft & Kryptisch / Ambiguous & Incomplete book-launch

Maintaining Social Warmth

In 2019 the FESTIVAL OF THE REGIONS will take place in the region of Perg-Strudengau, one of Upper Austria´s LEADER-regions. The theme of the festival is SOCIAL WARMTH. Exploring the concept of Social Warmth and what it may mean in today’s world is at the heart of the FESTIVAL OF THE REGIONS 2019.

A topic we are happy to wrap our heads around. Even more in times like the current ones!

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A Practical Utopian Moment

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As part of the symposium MAKE … Cooperative Futures, organized by the Department of Media Mediengestaltung Lehramt we will be offering an insight into some of our working experiences and methods as well as we will facilitate a playful “futuring exercise” to train some sort of practical utopian imagination. Continue reading

Time’s Up publication – now for real

Lückenhaft & Kryptisch // Ambiguous & Incomplete is in the house.

Stacked in shelfs in our laboratories: a publication trying to cover what for more than 20 years has been and still is essential within the scope of Time’s Up considerations, ideas and activities.

Including lovely illustrations done by Silke Müller of themes that have held Time’s Up’s interest for longer or shorter periods.

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Always make sure you have access to a lighthouse

A rare and enjoyable moment: a lighthouse in your workshop!

We are busy with preparations for Cabinet of Futures – a Valletta 2018 project as part of the Cultural Programme.

The architectural as well as thematic framework of Cabinet of Futures has been fed by findings made during Presents of the Future and Changing Weathers, both projects strongly investigating preferred and possible futures within Europe and informing Turnton Docklands.

The book is served!!

The first glasses right after the arrival of the publication Lückenhaft & Kryptisch // Ambiguous & Incomplete have been raised.

Next step (most important one): The first glasses have been raised. Next step: raising glasses with all friends, companions, bystanders, critics and partners!