Research institution based in Vienna, Austria and Trenčín, Slovakia
founded by Adam Hudec, Tomas Tichomirov and Duha Samir in 2020






Dusts Institute is an interdisciplinary research platform and community agency based in Vienna, Austria. Dusts Institute brings together artists, environmental activists, scientists and architects to raise awareness about environmental issues and promote sustainable practices. By providing a space for artists and interdisciplinary researchers to showcase their work and engage with the public on environmental topics, the aim of Dusts Institute is to use art as a means of communication to connect with a wider audience and inspire people to take action to address environmental issues. It includes interactive installations on public space, learning workshops, performing arts and exhibitions that are used to communicate a wide range of environmental challenges, from the human impact upon the environment and diversity of nature to the environmental degradation. Dusts Institute also serves as a space for learning, where artists and researchers work together to develop educational programs and initiatives that promote environmental literacy and inspire individuals to take an active role in protecting the planet.








 
members︎



Tomáš Tichomirov

is an initiator and head of the insitute, an administrator,  bibliophile, cyclist, educator , efficiency auditor, historian, political scientist, proofreader, quality controller, pianist, poet, odd-job man and lover of lists.

Duha Samir

is an architect and artist with Iraqi roots, born and raised in Germany. She is about to complete her studies at Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with a Master Degree in Art and Architecture in 2020. Duha deals with social injustice and environmental issues, which she expresses in various forms. In her art and activism, she and her collective stand up for human, women’s and animal rights.


Adam Hudec

is a researcher/artist/architect, focusing his multidisciplinary research on physical territory, often deconstructed by set of data to reveal the unexpected and hidden anomalies. He uses a variety of expressions to represent the research outcomes including drawing, photography, animation, installation and performance.  Adam´s mission is to articulate questions related to environmental, social, political and ethical issues, while shifting the role and the boundaries of the discipline. Adam's projects were shown on various international exhibition venues including Bi-City Biennale in Shenzhen and Design Biennale BIO 26 in Ljubjana.

Yelta Köm

born in Istanbul, Turkey, lives in Berlin, Germany. He is practicing in various ways intersection between art, architecture and research. He trained as an architect and graduated from Städelschule Architecture Class, Frankfurt am Main. His research and interest areas include landforms, technology, critical spatial and commoning practices, urban and data surveillance methodologies in the post-antrophocene era. He is co-founder of Herkes Icin Mimarlik (Architecture for All), which is is a non-profit organization based in Istanbul that provides democratic and collaborative design processes between architects, urban designers, and citizens. He is the coordinator and editor of the “#occupygezi architecture” project , which exhibited at the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, Salt Istanbul, V&A Museum London, MAXXI Rome and ngbk Berlin. This projects became part of permanent collection of The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture and Design.

Beatrice Zaidenberg

is a trained art historian. She completed her Bachelors in
communication science and art history at the University of Zurich. After graduation, she moved to Berlin and started her Master's at Humboldt University. During her Masters, she worked at the Studio Tomás Saraceno in the Arachnid Research Lab. There, she dove into the world of arachnology, which sparked her interest in interspecies communication, technology, and utopian forms of cohabitation. Beatrice was able to solidify her knowledge in these domains at Goldsmiths University in London in the Culture Studies department. She investigates these topics around more-than-human agents further with three other artists and researchers as part of the artist collective LIMB.


is most likely the first company to have ever introduced a nanofiber window membrane to the general public. That was in 2013. Since then, they have established themselves as a leading progressive force on the market with nanofiber membranes applied in home protection,personal protection and fashion industries. The partnership between RESPILON and Dusts Institute emerged spontaneously and has grown organically just like layers of dust that Adam lets form on his installations. These installations, which are assembled from RESPILON nanofilters, capture the tiniest building blocks of what he transmutes into real works of art. Dusts at Dusts Institute, we confront everything that the wind blows our way, so that we can help others to keep in touch with fresh air.

Born in Vienna with Polish roots, she studied architecture and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and Metropolitan Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin. She works interdisciplinarily between urban space, society and visual art, as well as in art documentation.

Jakub Węgrzynowicz

....is an advocate for nonhuman rights, an architect, and a storyteller who operates on the periphery between Slavic and German-speaking countries. He examines the dynamics of multi-genre cohabitation through the mediums of design, visual representation, and writing. In his practice, he aims to create narratives and spaces that promote bio*diversity and inclusion. Jakub pursued his architectural education at the Technical University of Warsaw and the Technical University of Munich. His bachelor's thesis, entitled "Place of Inhabitation of an Interspecies Commune," was recognized as the best environmentally conscious diploma defense in Poland in 2022.



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