I am a design generalist and visual communicator particularly interested in collaborative design processes and the transformative potential of design-led endeavours.

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Precious Plastic Vienna
7000 Bänke

↓ Projects
7000 Bänke documentation
OMI – Open Material Infrastructure
Nu_Volante
Questionism – School of Thought
Smell The Kings
Pewter Transmutation
Bolzano Ti Saluta

↓ Interventions

Declaration of Human Rights
The Black Hole Said:
Democratic Cocktails &
Liquid Democracy


↓ Visual communication (selected works)

Social Design Studio (master program)
National Excitement (data-visualisation)
Shared Walks (card set)
COOP. Sophia (visual identity)


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OMI
– Open Material Infrastructure


↑ Public intervention: OMI Kiosk at a construction site mediating materials to passersby

OMI – Open Material Infrastructure is an extended and applied investigation into the world of construction waste and its potentials for Re-use and Urban Mining.



Construction skips are the most visible interface between construction sites and the surrounding urban space, serving as a perfect metaphor for the industry‘s material-diarrhoea.


Thereby skips are often the endpoint of neglected and surplus construction material that could still be re-used, but instead gets down-cycled to secondary material, thermally exploited in heat-plants or recycled in metal products.

↑ Leftover materials at the a construction side in Vienna

However practitioners of Re-use and Urban Mining already exist. The best example are skip-divers – individuals collecting and using materials found in construction skips.

↑ OMI’s fb page as first low-threshold tool to share news of current construction sites

Inspired by the practice of skip-diving and as a result of the conducted research OMI proposes a twofold approach:
        Firstly OMI creates an online platform for the community of local skip-divers.
        Secondly OMI proposes an open online tool called OMI skip finder, a community-generated map to locate current construction skips and make them thereby easier accessible as sources of re-usable materials.

↑ OMI-map website mock-up: a skip-finding tool for the skip-diver community
↑ OMI-map mobile version


Developed at the Master program in Social Design
at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Collaborators: Zuzanna Zajac, David Grüner
External support: Arch. Thomas Romm