2nd station - September 18, 2020 until May 15, 2021

CO HABITAT - a possible form of use?

The kick-off of the second station of the project will take place within the framework of "ZukunftsErwachen 2020" from 18 to 20 September 2020, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in each case, in the Zukunftshof (former Haschahof), Rosiwalgasse 41-43, 1100 Vienna.

The installation is accessible from Tuesday to Thursday in dry weather from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment at mail@gabrielesturm.net.

The Zukunftshof, former Haschahof, was "shut down" for a long time. During this time partridge and other bird species, marjoram vegetation carpets and many different ecologically valuable plant communities have developed a habitat there. Now the open spaces in the yard are being cleared and prepared for use. Parts of the unplanned, biodiverse vegetation have been left in jointly selected places for this art project.

The use of areas raises questions about the right to space, the associated planning of the design and, consequently, the allocation of these resources. This problem arises with an 'either - or'. As a consequence of such a situation, unplanned, species-rich vegetation as a habitat is completely removed and transformed into a cleared green space consisting of monotonous lawns, rudimentary shrubs and replacement plantings of a former tree population.

However, if the areas are defined as a consciously shared habitat, as a mutual assistance that allows both sides to gain form, if instead of an 'either-or' a 'but-also' is considered, could an understanding of a CO HABITAT allow for another method?

At the Zukunftshof, the Steppensteg stages the biodiversity area as a possible CO HABITAT and focuses not only on possible 'future-oriented' forms of use, but also on those of agricultural management around the farm, which is located in the midst of the most fertile arable land. The vegetation of these fields is determined by the annual change of ploughing and, as a result of this intervention, has numerous independent species, which are called Segetal vegetation.