City of Temperaments

© Johanna Pichlbauer, Mia Meusburger

A project of designers Johanna Pichlbauer and Mia Meusburger in collaboration with Wien 3420 and the MAK

Every 15 minutes, a wave of signals travels from one house to the next. Data piles up, waiting to become stories, buildings venture predictions, neighbors exchange strategies and energy—the city speaks. Using thermal heat pumps, photovoltaics, smart home terminals, and the latest sensor technology, Aspern is a testing ground for the city of the future. What intentions do the buildings follow, and who gets to decide on the parameters that are used for optimization? What is the role of the users? Can a house learn from its inhabitants? In collaboration with Aspern Stadtentwicklung 3420, designers Johanna Pichlbauer and Mia Meusburger present an installation that playfully looks for new forms of interaction between citizens and their smart surroundings.


Marlies Wirth, Curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection

Johanna Pichlbauer and Mia Meusburger


05.07. – 06.07.

Flederhaus in aspern Seestadt


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