The bioregion around the European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl 2024 acts as a case study on regional material resources. Current crises are testing today’s world, which is dependent on global supply chains. To become more resilient to future crises, circular economy practices are needed to shift production and consumption systems to regional resources. The project focuses on researching, producing, and sharing knowledge about regional material resources and associated waste streams through studies of regional industrial operators’ production processes.
The aim of the project is to create foundations and tools that will enable the transition to a sustainable circular economy in the Salzkammergut bioregion by 2030, using design and ecology on the way to “bioregional sustainability”. An exhibition on this will be held in the former Stadtgarten Gmunden, accompanied by a publication and a series of public events.