Club Hybrid is a demonstrative building in Graz. In spring 2021 it’s going to be a place for experimentation, training, presentation and discourse. Club Hybrid creates “temporary” spaces for an urban practice of living and producing. The result is a reusable ROHBAU, built with a minimum of waste and a maximum of flexible urban spaces, and is to become a “permanent” part of the city after 2021.

Public Inspection

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Review: Public inspection on 25 June 2020

Even if it didn’t rain or rained only a little before, at 18:00 the wind quartet of the Graz Linien played and raindrops fell from the sky. The following 90 minutes were a more or less humid happy event with some distance under several umbrellas or sunshades, which were provided by the helpful neighbours. So almost everything fit. Johannes Leitich successfully drew Beatrice Bucher’s distance concept and the outline of the Club Hybrid on the meadow the day before. Ten harvesting ladders were positioned so that the area was easily manageable. The Club Hybrid logo was positioned centrally. An ambitious setting, including setting a “Club Hybrid 2020” foundation stone.


Heidi Pretterhofer and Michael Rieper welcomed the guests, friends and participants to the public inspection in the rain and talked about the ambitious goals and programmatic priorities of the club. City councillor Günter Riegler, standing on a harvest ladder, spontaneously reported on the potentials of the various projects within the Kulturstadt Graz 2020. Wolfgang Malik, CEO of Graz Holding, also took part in the joint inspection. When the rain became less, Milan Mijalkovic climbed up a harvest ladder and recited “Kultur war Propaganda“. 

To ensure that the event is not forgotten, Ralo Mayer flew over the outline of the Club Hybrid and the network of routes before, during and after the rain. Another public inspection without rain will be made in summer, including harvesters and friends.

Many thanks to all supporters, contributors and visitors who defied the precipitation.


Paradigma »Hybrid« – eine Collage

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RUDOLF KOHOUTEK

„Versetzen, Einfügen, Einwachsen – das sind die Umschreibungen der Aufpfropfung als einer Agrartechnik, mit der seit der Antike im Obst- und Weinbau Pflanzen veredelt werden. Dabei ist die Aufpfropfung nicht nur ein Verfahren, um (…) Pflanzen zu hybridisieren und damit eine quantitative und qualitative Steigerung der Erträge zu erreichen, sondern das Pfropfen hatte auch immer schon einen spielerischen, einen experimentellen Charakter – und tritt somit als eine Form biologischer bricolage in Erscheinung.“ [1]

„Zugleich bringt die Kulturtechnik des Pfropfens einen Begriff der Schnittstelle ins Spiel, der ein weites Feld kulturwissenschaftlicher und medientechnischer Implikationen eröffnet. Die Schnittstelle steht (…) für die Notwendigkeit, ein ‘Dazwischen’ (Debray) zu organisieren.“ [2]

„Dieses Dazwischen, so Debray, ähnelt dem, was Bruno Latour ,Hybride’ nennt, also Mediationen, die sowohl technischer als auch sozialer und kultureller Natur sind. Um mit derartigen Kreuzungen und Vermischungen umzugehen, sind wir sehr schlecht ausgestattet. Mit anderen Worten, es besteht Nachholbedarf: Gefragt ist eine Typologie von Hybridisierungsformen im Spannungsfeld von Vermischung und Vermittlung.“ [3]


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Invitation to the public inspection

Thursday 25 June 2020, 18:00, Herrgottwiesgasse 155/157, 8020 Graz, tram line 5, stop Lauzilgasse

Even if everything should already be ready now and the future seems somewhat indescribable to us, we refer to the demonstration building that will be visible in a year’s time and its future scenarios. Harvest ladders will help to determine the dimensions and maintain an overview. Together we explore the area at Herrgottwiesgasse 155/157 and discuss the concepts of future uses. The place markings illustrate the boundaries and refer to the necessary personal safety distance of at least two meters

We play the opening, which will not take place in 2020.
We play distanced collectivity.
We play not being at home.
We are playing public.
We play with Milan Mijalkovic and the Musikverein der Graz Linien.