How it was as it is

Exhibition in the former Carmelite convent

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Exhibition in the former Carmelite convent

This year, the final exhibition of the raum&designSTRATEGIEN degree programme at the University of Art and Design Linz will be shown in the former Carmelite convent in Gmunden. Inspired by the location and its surroundings, students will present projects that deal individually with current social and ecological issues as part of the annual theme “Emerging Environments”.

raum&designSTRATEGIEN combines elements of design, architecture and art and aims to explore and shape future ways of life. Students develop strategies for a cooperative coexistence between human and non-human environments and explore the challenges and possibilities of new coexistences. HOW IT WAS AS IT iS now shows a spectrum of works such as a utopian architecture for fish, chemical experiments with plants, sound installations, photo collages and textile sculptures. This diversity reflects the diverse strategies and approaches to translating possible future environments into concept, material and form. In addition to the works in and around the monastery, performative works will also take place on the platforms floating in Lake Traunsee by Plateau Blo instead.

With projects by:
Claudia Grubmüller, Irina Müller, Viktoria Hauser, Rebecca Strasser-Kirchweger, Chaz Gervais, Johanna Pratzner, Kaya Lackner, Doga Su Güryay, Daria Agapova, Robin Maxwell Renner, Anton Filchakov, Franziska Duzler, Fiona Prohaska, Lorenz Willer, Mina Darvishi, Michaela Vseteckova, Yasaman Mohebbi


Tuesday 25.06.24, 18.00 with drinks and snacks in the monastery
17:00 Performance on PLATEAU BLO on the banks of Lake Traunsee (exact location will be announced here)

Opening hours:

26.06. – 7.07.24, Tue – Sun, 10-12 & 14-18 hrs.


AVANTGARD/EN is an extended artist-in-residence programme at the Carmelite Convent in Gmunden and contributes to making the garden a place of public dialogue, encounter, reflection and cultural exchange that brings together people from different backgrounds and perspectives to negotiate the present. 
More about the project at

Kultur im Fluss

Event info

Klosterplatz 8, 4810 Gmunden