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graz : eco-conference time inventors’ kabinet

Das Symposion EcoConference2 am 9. und 10. April wird auf folgende Themen fokusieren: Wahrnehmung von Zeit, Erinnerungskonzepte und -modelle, Bedeutung und Definition von Zeit.
The symposion /EcoConference 2 on 9th and 10th of april will focus on the following topics: perception of time, concepts and modells of memory, meaning and definition of time.
Konferenzsprache/conference language: english.
all info on:

Sunday, 10th of april / 11am – 4pm / Annemie Maes: OpenGreens
OpenGreensGraz: wasteland research and mapping session
OpenGreensTik: introducing the Tübinger mix monitoring project

graz – take your time!

exhibition and conference at ESC/Graz, in the context of the Time Inventors’ Kabinet project and the Actuelle Kunst im Graz-festival.
OpenGreens – Aktionen und Rezepte für eine nachhaltige Stadt
At ESC, Annemie Maes mounts a wall installation representing a virtual netwerk of OpenGreens. OpenGreens are grey city-zones, where culture and nature overlap and finally enter into a symbiotic relationship. How sustainable is the city? Can we provide for our own food, our own energy, our own media ecology?
Can we grow a selection of fruits and vegetables in rooftop gardens or collect wild edible plants in wastelands and on building sites – enough to live on?
Are you interested to start your own OpenGreen, on your balcony, your rooftop or your window sill?
Come and talk to us, we can advise you on how to set up green patches in unusual places … and get the best out of it.

checking strong and weak projects danielle, reni and clara working checking strong and weak projects Graz' wasteland tussilago farfara - klein hoefblad

Voronoi-Diagramme sind ein Symbol für die OpenGreens und zeigen Stadtstrukturen auf. In der Installation OpenGreens Graz I werden die für die Stadt interessanten Gebiete – Brachland, Baustellen, Gärten, Parks und andere Freiflächen erforscht und in den Stadtplan eingetragen, gekennzeichnet mit Post-its, Farben und anderen Markern.
Der Stadtplan wächst mit der Zeit, unter Beteiligung des Graz-Tik-Teams und interessierten BesucherInnen der Ausstellung. Die Information wird gleichzeitig in die OpenGreens Datenbank und den Blog eingetragen.
Swohl die Datenbank als auch der Blog sind Teil der Ausstellung, die gleichzeitig auch als Arbeitsort dient, an dem Menschen weitere Informationen eintragen können.

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mapping graz

March 2011: after a citywalk through Graz we mapped the upcoming ESC projects in the city’s public space. The long term projects will be documented in the OpenGreens database. Projects concern: creek walks, wasteland monitoring, creating OpenGreens city gardens, a public school project, sonification of the city.
The results of the mapping and ongoing comments on the first lay-out will be presented during the exhibition Take Your Time – Graz april 2011.

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graz city walk

We are in Graz to present the OpenGreens database for the first time. We will do a mapping session with the stakeholders of the OpenGreensGraz, and contextualize the OpenGreens in different levels on the city map. As a preparation, we go for a city walk, and our local guides give us background information during this nice stroll through the inner city, its hidden gardens, backyards and wastelands.
More information will follow later this week after the mapping session and the introduction to the OpenGreens database.

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graz – ‘let’s liberate diversity!’

The year 2010 will be decisive in the debate about intellectual property rights concerning seeds. The EU wants to pass seed legislation that is uniform throughout Europe. In the future, will just industrial varieties be available on the seed market while regional and farmers varieties will be found only in museums and show gardens? All signs indicate that seed corporations are using the revision of the seed law to expand their power further. The EU directive on conservation varieties and non-industrial varieties complicates or forbids the propagation of old varieties due to geographic and quantitative restrictions.
In the last few years, seed initiatives in many European countries have teamed up and organized across borders under the banner of “Let’s liberate diversity!” They are defending farmers’ rights to sow seeds from their own harvest, to breed them and to pass them on. European seed initiatives from ten countries have prepared counterproposals and want to vote on them together in Graz as well as make connections in the European-wide network of resistance.
This year’s meeting is taking place in Austria in order to strengthen cooperation with Eastern European countries, yet everyone who is interested in the subject and who would like to become active is invited.