Cultural Collisions - rundum Energie, 25.-29.09.2023

The focus of this year's exhibition at TU Wien is on climate change and renewable energies. 

With the help of five interactively designed stations, participants can acquire extensive knowledge about energy consumption. In addition, the teaching team of the Centre for Didactics for Art and Interdisciplinary Teaching (Head: Ruth Mateus-Berr) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna will be showing an artistic data visualisation with desired participation.

The centrally located Energy Cafe creates space to let the newly acquired knowledge take effect. In addition, students can assemble furniture themselves, taking up the theme of recycling materials. 

The students can give free rein to their creativity in a painting corner and be inspired by the artworks of the artists of the University of Applied Arts on the topic of energy supply. 

Created and curated by

  • Helena Altmann
  • Sarah Marina Kroboth
  • Jana Lenzke
  • Stefan Santner
  • Selina Selin
  • Winkelmayer Martin

In this model station, the goal is to fit as much furniture as possible in one room, while still making it energy-efficient. This demonstrates the nature and properties of building materials and their relationship to energy. 

Created and curated by

  • Alexander Jenner
  • Boris Waditschatka

In a room equipped with cardboard furniture, pupils are to supplement this with electrical household appliances. Depending on the selection, the annual energy consumption increases or decreases, which is displayed on a barometer. This creates awareness of the energy consumption behind the various electrical appliances and passes on energy-saving tips for everyday life. 

Created and curated by

  • Valentin Jeremias Auer
  • Heiko Bordihn
  • Adna Bosnjakovic
  • Hannes Gänger
  • Eva Mitteregger
  • Merle Leoni Schlack
  • Tobias Shiner-Fuchs

This station teaches how discarded materials are reused and upcycled to serve as furniture. Pallet benches, car tires, metal barrels, etc. can be assembled by the pupils themselves and used for reflection and relaxation during the exhibition.

Created and curated by

  • Nicole Hornischer
  • JasperJosef Reidt
  • Sandra Schenter
  • Julia Schneider

Here, the students learn how cooling and energy generation work in a city. During a city walk, the young people install PV systems and green roofs and facades on the houses and directly experience the effect of these measures through thermometers and lamps. 

Created and curated by

  • Dominik Finn
  • Thomas Gutmann
  • Nia Nedyalkova

Using a model of a fictitious urban-rural region and the interactive exchange of power plants and consumers, the question "How does energy get to me?" is addressed. 

Created and curated by

  • Esther Briglauer
  • Sarah Kaltenböck
  • Corina Punz
  • Marina Rehse
  • Florian Stur
  • Jasmin Zdovc

Here, the young people learn about the different types and modes of operation of renewable energies. 

Created and curated by

  • Paul Bugnyar
  • Hülya Demirayak
  • Konstantin Kohl
  • Maximilian Oberhammer
  • Tugce Toplu
  • Stefan Weingut

  • Kate Dobinger
  • Valeriya Gridneva
  • Thomas Helmlinger
  • Raman Levoshka
  • Vincent Linsmeier
  • Marie-Kathrin Rubenz
  • Nilsu Yildiz

  • Hartmut Dumke
  • Ulrike Herbig
  • Christine Hohenbüchler
  • Lukas Kaufmann
  • Joana Krappweis
  • Ulrich Pont
  • Emanuela Semlitsch
  • Katharina Tielsch
  • Gesa Witthöft
  • Magdalena Wölzl

Further dates

  • Art education workshops at the mumok, October/November 2023 
  • Introduction at techLAB (TMW), November/December 2023 
  • Cultural education workshops at the Vienna Museum of Science and Technology (TMW), December/January 2024. 
  • Implementation workshops at techLAB (TMW), April/May 2024 
  • Final exhibition at the mumok, June 2024