Green Utopia

Will trees store electricity in the future? Will we eat CO2 and store it in buildings? Will our behavior change faster than the climate?

Students from TU Graz and FH Joanneum have visualized current research results into eight utopias of a green future as part of Designmonat Graz.

“Green Utopia” outlines a world that is sustainable and climate-friendly. The interdisciplinary project by Green Tech Valley together with Creative Industries Styria, Holzcluster Steiermark, Graz University of Technology and the Institute of Design and Communication at FH Joanneum, shows how current research contributes to great solutions – Made in Green Tech Valley.

At the “Green Utopia Symposium” on May 24, 2023, eight student teams from the Institute of Design and Communication at FH Joanneum presented short videos of their green utopias that technically have what it takes to become reality. The videos ranged from new post-consumer lifestyles, climate-positive construction to trees as electricity storage for stable grids. The ideas were developed together with students from Graz University of Technology. Afterwards, a panel of researchers and company representatives discussed the topic and the future of green technologies.



We proudly present: Green Utopia – from the perspective of young designers



Fairytale Life

100% Circular

CO2 for Food

Building store CO2

Forest City

Next Mobility

Green-in vs. Black-out