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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.

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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


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“The Savage Mind” is a project split in an in-situ installation and an animated movie examining the relation between the digital documentation of cultural heritage and the narration of a speculative architecture. Over one month a hay space was installed, overlaying the ritualistic space of "Tischziachn", which exists in some communities of East Tyrol. The custom of Tischziachn, is a ritualistic play, where the young villagers face the herd of Krampus by trying to hold the position of a table with the greatest effort. Originally, it was situated in the private kitchens of the old farmhouses but as most houses underwent renovations, the rite got transported onto the public space,- the streets or fields of the village. The construction site "field A2" is the ritualistic place for the ritual "Tischziachn".  Everything used for constructing the space was sourced locally, including the fabrication technology, which was making use of a christmastree wrapping machine. The walls of hay articulate a space of energy , flowlines, dynamism - all elements well know to visitors of the ritual. The structure remains as part of field 2A,- incorporating all cycles of architecture : communal fabrication, ritualistic usage, decomposition.

The birth of contemporary rituals provides evolving scenarios for architectures whose shape and language are yet to be invented and the origin of form is connected to the invention or the interpretation of the ritual. Referring Architecture to a ritual means considering architecture as cognitive category which needs to be perceived, felt almost as spatial instinct loosely compared to the one of the animals [1].  Architecture helps to trigger your memory of why we are here and the truth behind the illusion of reality.

Within this frame Architecture doesn't develop individually but is inherited within the psyche of the ritual evoking potential language of the mind taken taken to resemble a collective UN-conscious, a “Category of Imagination”. It is something we can only become conscious secondarily and which give definite form to certain psychic contents.

[1]  For example,  birds instinctively know how to build nests and all the birds of a species build the exact same kind of nest. The bird is unaware that it has a special instinct for a particular form of nest building. Nevertheless, it does._ K. Jung, Archetypes


Type: Founded Research Project Design Team: Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme Partners: Bundesministerien - Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Photos: copyright by Zita Oberwalder

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