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Future Communities’ In(ter)ventionsSpacial Co-Lab: 9:00 – 12:00 (Schützenstraße 2) Workshop

Disruptive Life Hacking Lab: 13:00 – 16:00 (FHV Interactive Lab) Workshop



Disruptive life prototyping: 09:00 – 13:00 (FHV Interactive Lab) Workshop

Mapping the (Im)possibility of Change: 13:30 – 16:30 (Wirkraum) Workshop

Postit-ing Dornbirn: 14:00 – 18:00 (Foyer FH Vorarlberg) Workshop

Situated 2021: 15:00 – 18:00 (CampusVäre) Intervention 



Disruptivity by Design: 09:00 – 12:00, 13 – 16:00 (Vorarlberg Museum, Bregenz) Symposium 

Situated 2021: 19:00 – 22:00 (CampusVäre Halle) Live Performance + Streaming



Dancing Circularity: 09:30 – 12:30 (CampusVäre Halle) Workshop 

How do you want the future to look and feel like? Which values is it based on? How do we relate to each other and the technologically enhanced environment? Which aspects of our contemporary life have to be thought differently? And how can we use the dynamics of change to craft an environmentally and socially sustainable world?

As disruptivity is used as both a metaphor and a format of collaborative knowledge production in the Ars Electronica Garden Vorarlberg, the week links up various locations in Dornbirn and combines diverse formats (workshops, interventions and a symposium) to bring together varying people, perspectives and approaches.

It starts with a series of workshops in which participants can explore the topic of change in a variety of ways. Parallelly, playful interventions in Dornbirn highlight the friction zones between public and private spaces, whereby digital architectures come into view just as much as physical spatial constellations and psychogeographies.

The symposium at the Vorarlberg Museum brings together the perspectives of pioneers of change and the civil society with those of designers and artists. It is dedicated to discussing the question if and how design can contribute to societal change towards more ecologically and socially sustainable lifestyles and forms of living and provides the framework to discuss and reflect on the approaches, findings, interventions and models developed throughout the week by viewing them through different theoretical lenses that provide the basis for developing a trans-disciplinary approach to transformative design


The focus of the workshops lies on embodied experience – thinking, experimenting, constructing, building, reflecting by doing. How could a circular society work? How do we imagine living together in the future? On what values and principles is it based? What role do digital technologies play in these futures? In hands on workshops the participants can develop desirable future scenarios and build their own digital tools and assistants to design their own future environment.



The city of Dornbirn will become a playground. Moving out into public space enables us to playfully explore formerly unnoticed places and the tension between absence and presence, visibility and invisibility. Movements and atmospheres will be transferred to the digital realm to be part of a projection installation in the halls of CampusVäre and at the Foyer of FH Vorarlberg. 

What people think about the future of media will be collected and displayed in an installation at ORF Landesstudio Vorarlberg. 


The first panel of the symposium, “Expanding Spaces – Disrupting Barriers”, focuses on expanding museum spaces by disrupting socio-cultural, spatial as well as technological barriers. 

Panel 2 – “Disruptivity by Design – Transformative design concepts for hybrid spaces” aims at discussing and collecting ideas for developing transformative spatial concepts.