Marie-Theres Zirm (cardamom) invites you to three city strolls through Weiz each followed by a picnic and centered on topics related to design.
MAY 10, 2021
Process design in cooperation with communities – effects on the design of places and people
Stefan Spindler (nonconform) in conversation with Marie-Theres Zirm
Can intricate spaces be designed that suit the people, allowing them to live a good life in the countryside and in the city? Can this be achieved in cooperation with communities? True to the motto “thinking ahead together”, architecture is not just about planning and constructing new buildings, but rather the prime concern of creating a long-term living environment for different areas of life.
Stefan Spindler is project manager at nonconform, the office specializing in architecture and participatory spatial development. He coordinates spatial participation processes of the nonconform idea workshop, the ideenwerkstatt, working out development strategies for rural areas and designing squares and locations. The aim of nonconform is to enable people to live a good life in the countryside and in the city by designing intricate spaces. Within a truly short time, they can develop innovative, stable spatial concepts for communities, cities and schools. This was how the small community of Trofaiach became a model town through the revitalization of its center with the help of nonconform. The project started with a three-day nonconform ideas workshop, to which around 1,000 residents contributed. After sevenyears, almost half of all vacant spaces could be filled and given new uses, and the town center has returned to being a bustling hub of everyday life. Many other concepts were developed with a similar process design and implemented together with nonconform, such as the education center in Leoben and the village center in Mils – to name only two from the long list of successful projects.
DATES & TOPICS
_May 18, 2021
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Inge Wurzinger (wurzinger design) and Jacqui Kaulfersch (cardamom) in conversation with Marie-Theres Zirm
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Moderation & hostess
Marie-Theres Zirm, cardamom
at 4:15 pm Weiz City Centre – lasts until around 6:30 pm
Arrival from Graz
From Graz central train station by train S31 to Weiz City Centre: departure 2:56 pm – arrival 4:07 pm
From Graz Andreas Hofer Platz by bus 201: departure 2:58 pm – arrival 4:06 pm
Bring your picnic blanket – food and drinks are provided! We will walk through Weiz and then settle down for a picnic.
Look forward to impulses, good conversations and space for exchange and networking!
Places are limited, so please only register if you are definitely coming!
ABOUT THE HOST
|Marie-Theres Zirm is one of the founders of cardamom. She is an expert and trainer for the creative industries with various focuses including cooperation, closer definition of business ideas plus coaching and support for start-ups. She develops management programs and training opportunities. With her extensive academic background in German studies, psychotherapy and leadership, she is ideally equipped to run a successful agency. Currently, she is heading a management program for the economic department of the City of Graz, introduces frugal innovation with Regional Management Burgenland and works on two C hoch 3 creative economy coachings in Vienna/Burgenland and in Carinthia. In addition, she adds a #pinchofcardamom to the various cardamom projects.|