My Dreamhouse is not a House [Collector’s Edition]


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Julia Gaisbacher’s work “My Dream House is not a House”, deals with two very early examples of participatory social housing in Austria by architect Eilfried Huth from the 1970s. Huth provided a form of collaboration where architects and future residents could meet on equal terms. The results were single, occupant-designed homes within residential blocks where no two houses looked the same. This was one of the pioneering publicly funded housing projects involving the residents in the planning process, apart from the privately financed market in Austria.

Designed by Alejandro Cartagena and Fernando Gallegos

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To raise the production costs associated with this book, we are currently offering 80 one-time Collectors’ Editions. Your pre-order helps us to bring this project to life.

All backers get the Collector’s Edition, which includes:

1. Signed Copy of the Book
2. Print 19 x 28 cm
3. Your name printed as a backer in the book
4. Personalised Postcard with thanks from the artist
5. Your hands on the book before everyone else

Further Information:

Within the years 2017-2020 Julia Gaisbacher approached the two projects “Eschensiedlung” and “Gerlitzgründe” through photography, archive material, texts and a documentary film, addressing the residents’ relationships to the projects over the last 45 years. Her work constitutes a contemporary document of the potentially positive impact of architecture on social structures.

Julia Gaisbacher is an Austrian artist and photographer. In her work she is interested in the interconnections between social conventions in public space, architecture and individual representation. She studied Art History (M.A.) at the University of Graz (AT) and Three-Dimensional Work / Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden (DE) and Sint-Lukas / LUCA School of Arts, Brussels (BE). She was a masters student of Prof. Martin Honert at the Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden.

Book Details:

160 pages, 21.5 x 28 cm
Hardcover with Silkscreen print
ISBN 978-1-908889-85-0
Limited Edition of 600

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