In 2009 the Austrian Festival of Regions will be oriented toward the southern edge of the city of Linz, along the Traun River, with a focus on the satellite town of Auwiesen and the residential complexes of solarCity, an integrated solar village.
From Allende Square to Luna Square, beyond the inner urban orientation toward concentration, commercial use and entertainment, and at a certain safe distance from the cultural spectacles propagated on all sides, the Festival of Regions is interested in the factual or imagined state of normality in urban life and in seeking out its cultural expressions.
This research project is working to uncover all of America's all-ages music and art venues. By noting the reasons behind such venues' formation, their similarities, and important contributions to communities, the project hopes that more support will follow. Ultimately, the researchers are interested in forming a national organization to support like-minded organizations and share resources. The site offers a database of spaces involved and links to more information.
Free Soil takes part in the 9. festival garage stralsund/germany 22 july - 13 august 2005.
Doing a project on the ecology of the baltic sea and the traces of political events stored in and around it. Garage site
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.