Air is one of the most critical resources and number 1-nourishment. Humans can survive up to 50 days without food,  5 days without drinking water but not much more than 5 minutes without breathing! Humanity is facing huge social and environmental challenges such as climate change, limited resources or air pollution. Those are relevant for our whole planet and all our futures.

Breathe Earth Collective was founded after their successful realization of the Austrian Pavilion at the Expo 2015 in Milan. The collective works as an open network of different designers and function as think and do tank for experimenting and designing ecosystems, which integrate plants, air and architecture.
Air and climate as media and source of life is central for the works of Breathe Earth Collective.

As part of team.breathe.austria the members of Breathe Earth Collective designed very successfully a first pilot project at the Expo 2015 in Milan, that  showcases how technology and nature can be united into a hybrid ecological supersystem. “breathe.austria” – the Austrian pavilion – concentrated innovative ideas into the concept: “A pavilion that breathes“.

In September 2015 Breathe Earth Collective launched this initiative to collect different answers, ideas and imaginations from people all over the world. The material will create a collective mindmap on air, to show the relevance of our non visible food – AIR.
The Blog is open to everybody. An experiment on how far “crowd thinking” on relevant issues can help to improve systems towards tackling climate change and a more healthy planet earth.

The answers are seen as an collective instrument to grow the awareness on implementing these issues in urban planning, conferences and research and action on Air & climate.

We warmly invite you to shAIR your ideas!


Breathe Earth Collective (from left to right)
Karlheinz Boiger,  Lisa Maria Enzenhofer, Markus Jeschaunig, Andreas Goritschnig, Bernhard König




Breathe Earth Collective works in a transdisciplinary manner and uses flat hierarchies to make it possible to deal with complex content, an approach reflecting the fact that each of the members also runs their own specialized businesses. Their diverse backgrounds feeds the group’s inventive talent.

Members of the collective:

Karlheinz Boiger – Hohensinn Architektur, Graz

Lisa Maria Enzenhofer – ecosphere.institute & Green4Cities  based in Vienna and Graz

Andreas Goritschnig / Studio AG, Graz

Markus Jeschaunig – Agency in Biosphere, Graz

Bernhard König – ecosphere.institute & Green4Cities  based in Vienna and Graz

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