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  • Klimatage – talk postponed 2021

    Unfortunately, the current pandemic situation has resulted in postponing the 21st Austrian Klimatage to next year. Being invited, artEC/Oindustry‘s presentation on climate science, the extraction of natural resources and the role of the arts in this complex scenario will thus have to wait until 2021. Klimatage are held at the Montanuniversity of Leoben, Austrian’s university…

  • architecture shift in poland

    the polish urban landscape changed drastically in the last 10-15 years. after the fall of communism in 1989, fundings from the EU and investments triggered revitalisation projects, new museums, cultural centres and monuments as signs of a regained identity and history. highways, roads and train tracks further connected and revived the country. however, the free…

  • brumadinho – mining tragedy

    how to write about a disaster that killed more than 230 people, while over 30 are still missing? words don’t cover the tragedy of missing members in each household, the polluted environment and its current and future social, economical and environmental challenges for the communities along the rio doce. the rupture of vale’s tailing dam…

  • CRIA – the world of play

    CRIA – deriving from the portuguese crianças (children) – is an exhibition initially intended for little humans to play, engage and experience. in an intimate setting at minas tênis clube in belo horizonte in minas gerais brazil, the exposition invites, however, adults to tag along with their smaller companions. artists like stela barbieri, o grivo,…

  • katowice: mining site redesigned

    during a stormy and winterly season in january, I have the great opportunity to reflect upon the approach, meaning and future goal of the new ‘culture axis‘ in katowice, silesia. I am interviewing architects tomasz konior, jerzy szczepanik-dzikowski of JEMS architekci and the town government’s press office on the individual projects and the revitalization strategy…

  • artEC/Oindustry’s redesigned homepage

    following the substantial 2012, I relaunched my homepage with a new design. I selected queenstown’s copper mine in tasmania as cover that I experienced last september. more to follow on my recently published article regarding the collaboration between science and the arts and an exciting book presentation of my colleagues’ project biornametics at the university…