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MAEID [Büro für Architektur und transmediale Kunst] is an interdisciplinary practice questioning the relationship between the human, space and performativity. The work needs to be understood as a seamless interaction between computation, the material and the virtual, living systems & machines.

MAEID is led by Daniela Mitterberger and Tiziano Derme.

Within the team are operating collaborating continously different professionals and artists.

MAEID Büro für Architektur und transmediale Kunst

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2022, Future of Construction / 21. - 23. June 2022
Symposiums on Construction Robotics and Computational Design for Sustainable Construction

2022, AI Share Lab / 10. - 11. June 2022
Playing Models: Artificial Intelligence, Architecture and Storytelling

2022, CHI New Orleans / 30. April - 5. May 2022
IRoP: Augmented Interactive Design and Fabrication for On-site Robotic Plastering

2022, MRAC Workshop / 2022

2022, UCL Bartlett Bio-Integrated Design Seminar Lecture / 2022
Synchronous Gardens

2022, Degrees of Life / 23. February - 11. March 2022

2021, University of Brno School of Architecture Input Lecture / 2. December 2021
The Magic Queen: New Perspectives Between Architecture and Ecology

2021, FELT conference + E.feeder performance / 4 - 5 November 2021
Renewables Futures Conference

2021, Princess of Asturias Awards / 22 October 2021

2021, Venice Biennale Round Table "Angewandte Session" / 25. September 2021
On the Possibilities and Responsibilities of Applied Understanding Through Art and Research

2021, Seoul Biennale / 16. Septemeber - 31. October 2021
"Re-mediated Zone"

2021, MSD University of Melbourne Input Lecture / 8. July 2021
MSD at HOME and AA Visiting Schools Melbourne presents: Daniela MITTERBERGER & Tiziano DERME

2021, Werkleitz Festival / 18. June - 4. July 2021
The Eye of the Other

2021, Venice Biennale / 22. May - 31. July 2021
Magic Queen

2020, TOUCH ME Festival / 17. September - 3. October 2020

2020, Exhibition "Quarantine" at Art workshop Lazareti in Dubrovnik / 9 - 13 September 2020
The Eye of the Other

2020, AA Summer School (MSD) / 6 - 16 July 2020
Digital Embodiment in Archietecture

2020, Angewandte Praxis / 24 June 2020
Alien Life: Between Brains. Bacteria, and Matter 2020

2020, Angewandte Festival / 23 - 26 June 2020

2019, [Human : Computer ] workshop and symposium / 04, 06, 07, 08.December
Computer vision, interactive systems and creative coding

2019, OU\ /ERT : Phytophilie – Chlorophobie – Savoirs Situés, Emmetrop-Transpalette Bourges / 18. October - 18. January 2020

2019, anotHER VIEWture / 5. -7. September 2019
lectures, talks, presentations

2019, Ars Electronica / 5 - 9 September 2019
Out of the Box

2019, ACADIA: Ubiquity and Autonomy / October 24-26, 2019
Soil 3D-printing

2019, Dutch Design Week Eindhoven / 19.-27.october 2019
Stone sustainable 3dprinting

2019, AUGMENT AND DISRUPT conference / 1-3 March
Speaker - IMPAKT Center for Media Culture Utrecht

2019, EMAP/EMARE / Jul.-Oct.
Emergent Media Artist - Residence at Bandit Mages Bourges(FR)

2018, ARS ELECTRONICA "Error" / 6-10 Sept.
Exhibition- Pahoehoe Beauty

2018, GLOBAL CONTROL conference / 13-15 Sept.
Speaker-RIXC,Center for New Media Culture Riga (LV)

2017, NGV Triennale Melbourne / Dec-Apr.
Exhbition/Screening-The Savage Mind

Paper presentation - Growth Based Fabrication Techniques for Bacterial Cellulose

RUDERAL SCENARIOS / architecture as process of formation

RUDERAL SCENARIOS / architecture as process of formation

Orientierung 848100

Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme


The course “Ruderal Scenarios” is the initial exposure and introduction to architecture focusing

on specific topics such as form, scale, experience, technology, media and communication.

The course positions itself in opposition to Innsbruck’s physical context- the alpine environment.

Specific focus will be given to processes of sedimentation, erosion and geological

formations where ma􀂂 er emerges from a system of forces. Through a series of excursions

students will look at found environmental geological formations, stones, and wastelands.

The result of this observation will be translated into digital representations and large scale

models, producing novel design strategies and unconventional fabrication protocols. Finally 

the studio will use these complex forces and information to speculate on large scale models

and virtual natural environments created around material studies, form, gravity, structure and



Students will develop different material and formal systems leading to the creation of a

spatial niche / niːʃ,nɪtʃ/. The word niche is a word borrowed from the French “niche” and la􀦞 n

“nidus“ which means “make a nest”. In architectural terms it can mean spatial expressions

such as cavities, hollows, recess, within the thickness of a wall, for a character, a species or

a statue. In ecology the word describes a function within an ecological system to which an

organism is especially suited.

The outcome will be large scale models resembling an architectural spatial expression considering

a character inhabiting the space. Students will deal with topics such as spatial experiences,

materials, environment and scale as well as with topics such as materials, ergonomics,

structural systems and gravity.

The concept of “Ruderal Scenarios” is used for habitations that emerge in places that have been neglected by people, in harsh

environments like on rubble, ruins and barren lands, all places that were originally not designated as a mankind intervention

in nature. These environments are implemented and brought from outside, but their adaptability to different locations makes

them become a phenomenon in evolutionary terms. These “wild” architectures are placed in a stone-like landscape that

cannot be localized, including traces of civilization trash. The course examines the archaeology of everyday, traces of historical

layers and inter-causalities of nature and civilization.


Tutors: Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme Students: Mayerhoffer Carola, Resch Johannes Sebastian, Schönberger Christin, Frick Magdalena, Kirejenko Valeria, Leopold Starke, Naessens Gina Petra Andrea, Jazzy Aked, Warmuth Adrian, Bauer Kilian, Schlenz Wilhelm Konstantin, Kröss Daniel, Mangold Martin, Niederleitner Marina Carolin, Devos Michel, Ostler Katharina Ann-Maria, Kammerlander Valentin, Verena Huber

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