/ Laser melting manufacturing of large elements of lunar regolith simulant for paving on the Moon, a scientific article about project PAVER, an ESA contract under the lead of BAM-Berlin partnering with TU-Clausthal, the Hochschule in Aalen and LIQUIFER was published in Nature Scientific Reports
This is how we will live on the moon and Mars Houses made of dust, inflatable space stations and greenhouses for hostile places: Viennese space architect Barbara Imhof designs buildings for space, by Martin Stepanek in Der Standard 24.9.2023
Barbara Imhof spoke to the Viennese street newspaper Augustin about designing habitats for outer space. 18 Jul 2023
We are are publishing a book with PARK Books, to be made available in the Autumn! Keep up-to-date with the launch via PARK Books website and by signing up to our newsletter. July 2023
Barbara Imhof and Waltraut Hoheneder were interviewed by feminist science publication Sheconomy about breaking into the space industry, being women in leadership roles and the necessity of collaboration within the field of space. June 2023
Barbara Imhof and René Waclavicek a co-curated a workshop with the School of Disruption/SIDI International that asked: Can Space Architecture provide new perspectives for sustainable terrestrial architecture? 12th-16th June 2023
René Waclavicek was interviewed about his role as a Space Architect for the June issue of Austrian politics and culture magazine Datum, where he spoke about how he originally got into the field [text in German]. June 2023
Barbara Imhof was part of an art performance organised by Vienna-based artists Sylvia Eckermann & Gerald Nestler at Galerie Thoman Innsbruck. Watch the performance here or read more here. May 27 2023
As part of our annual SynBio4Flav meet-up the team organised a panel discussion on future food cultures moderated by Barcelona-based Michele Catanzaro, a Freelance Journalist and Lecturer in Science Journalism. Speaking alongside Michele were Ana Merino, a Senior Regulatory Scientist at Atova Regulatory Consulting in Barcelona, Francesco Visioli, a Professor of Human Nutrition in the Department of Molecular […]
Barbarba Imhof was one of the speakers during the one day hybrid event in LA organised by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Other speakers included Olga Bannova, Melodie Yashar, Sandra Haeuplik-Meusburger, Marc M. Cohen, Brand Griffin, Alma Kugic, Paolo Caratelli, Vittorio Netti, Thambi Thangavelu and Sam Ximenes.
Barbara Imhof had a conversation with head of the MELLiSA project Christophe Lasseur about the upcoming School of Disruption summer workshop in Lugano, Switzerland. 11 April 2023
Recycling of hardware for Moon and Martian settlement September 2022 – February 2024 ESA Express Procurement Plus – EXPRO+ Nowadays, human Moon and Mars exploration, and the consequent desire to establish a permanent settlement on their surface, represents one of the most fascinating challenge to face. The permanent presence of a human outpost very far […]
As part of the new Bio-Integrated Design Masters Course at UCL, London, Barbara Imhof was invited to give a lecture on Space Architecture and Bio-Integrated Design. 17 March 2023
The LIQUIFER team were interviewed about extraterrestrial ideas and sustainable ideas for outer space and Earth by journalist Michaela Veit-Wailzer at Signature Magazine. (Text in German). February 2023
Barbara Imhof shows how architecture is developing beyond the boundaries of our planet to study zero-waste housing systems, in which every available resource becomes essential for survival. This talk was given at a TEDx event in Mestre, Italy, using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. 13 NOV 2022
Space science informed by Citizen Scientists Initiated by the Vienna Museum of Science and Technology, LIQUIFER and 10 other research partners are generating a platform to reflect upon developments in space science which will affect our future in Space and on Earth. During the project children and young people will take on the role of […]
As part of a panel on ‘Prospective directions in space research with high commercial and scientific potential’ , René Waclavicek was in conversation with Julie Dobrovolná, Head of Molecular Metabolism and Chronic Diseases at Masaryk University, Czech Republic, and Vratislav Šálený from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology. Space Week 2022 was held at Brno planetarium.
Validation of Lunar Water Extraction and Purification Technologies for In-Situ Propellant and Consumables Production November 2022 – October 2024 EU-HORIZON project funded under GA 101081937 LUWEX website > The utilisation of available local resources is key to a sustainable human presence on the moon or Mars and beyond. Indications for the availability of local raw […]
Niamh Shaw and Barbara Imhof talk about their personal encounters with astronauts and what they have learned from them. This is Part 1. Listen here >>>
Interview for FLUTER with Waltraut Hoheneder and Barbara Imhof discuss learning from planning space habitats for building on Earth. (interview in German) by Interview: Benjamin Breitegger. (FLUTER – Magazine of the Federal Agency for Civic Education)
Barbara Imhof gives a talk entitles ‘Homo Spatius’ during the ‘Archeology of the future//Prospective scenarios of the past: Activation for the here and now, current discourse’ segment of the symposium. To be held in Auditorium, University of Applied Arts Vienna. 20 Oct 2022
A-Loop commercial LEO space station post-ISS December 2021 – April 2023Airbus project for ESA RFI Concept study under a contract for Aibus in Answer to a Request for Information by ESA. VR-display for immersion into the design concept of A-Loop, presented at the Air & Space Conference 2023. > Airbus reference and booklet > Airbus […]
Co-Corporeality: Of Humans, Machines & Microbes Book launch for the publication from the FWF project Co-Corporeality. Editors Barbara Imhof, Daniela Mitterberger and Tiziano Derme invite guests to discuss the cultural and scientific relevance of observing the environment at different scales in order to understand ecological relations and co-corporealities. Hosted by Zentrum Fokus Forschung, University of […]
SPACE SPECIALS podcast: Barbara Imhof and Niamh Shaw are in conversation about humans going to the moon, with contributions from Sian Cleaver from Airbus, NASA Astronauts Doug Hurley and Rick Mastraccio (now working on SLS at Northrup Grumman) and NASA astronaut Stan Love. Listen here. 19 September 2022
New open access BOOK out! Developed through the artistic research project Co-Corporeality, edited by Barbara Imhof, Daniela Mitterberger and Tiziano Derme, Birkhäuser, 2022. Funded by the FWF – Austrian research Fund. Published in the series Edition Angewandte. Copy-edited by Jennifer Cunningham.
2022 Cove Park, Loch Long, Scotland, UKArt residency June 6th to July 1st 2022Sea Edge Ecologies of the Future as part of City As A Spaceship (CAAS) Included participants: Barbara Imhof, Susmita Mohanty and Sue Fairburn and Rohini Devasher We had the spaceship to ourselves and now we’re being asked to turn it into an […]
of Humans, Machines & Microbes OPEN ACCESS On architecture, AI, and microbiology The theory of Co-Corporeality is based on a conception of the built environment as a biological entity that opens up a space for coexistence and interaction between humans and microbial life. Based on design-led research, this book explores how we can develop environments […]
SPACE SPECIALS podcast: Niamh Shaw speaks with astronaut Bob Thirsk about living on space station and the ESA general director Josef Aschbacher about his passion for space. Listen here. 12 July 2022
Working with ‘models’ is an exhibition in the windows of the studio Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber, Glockengasse/Rotensterngasse, Vienna. Along with a group of local artists and architects LIQUIFER were invited to exhibit as part of EINS ZU HUNDERT. LIQUIFER responded with a poster describing the human relationship to cosmic scales, giving visual examples of an astronaut […]
EINS ZU HUNDERT (1:100)23. June – 20. August 2022 Working with models – an exhibition in the windows of the studio Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber, Glockengasse/Rotensterngasse, 1020 Wien Along with a group of local artists and architects LIQUIFER were invited to exhibit in the windows of the artist studio Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber. Each group was given a […]
LIQUIFER are exhibiting their ISS Sleep Kit as part of a Summer exhibition at Raum für Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany. The exhibition explores zero gravity’s “islands of stability” in Outer Space. Works shown are by members of Spartnic, The Weightless Artists Association. 10 – 25 June 2022
ZERO GRAVITY 10 – 25 June 2022 LIQUIFER are exhibiting their ISS Sleep Kit as part of a Summer exhibition at Raum für Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany. The exhibition explores zero gravity’s “islands of stability” in Outer Space. Works shown are by members of Spartnic, The Weightless Artists Association: Aljoscha, Dmitrij Dihovichnij, David Fried, Max […]
HOMO SPATIUS 30 November 2021 – 30 January 2022 LIQUIFER are exhibiting their RegoLight project as part of a three-month long exhibition at the Cité du design, Saint Etienne, France. The exhibition explores the intersections and influences of space exploration and design. In collaboration with the Centre national d’études spatiales (Cnes), the show reflects an […]
As part of The Bartlett International Lectures Spring 2022, Barbara Imhof, space architect and design researcher and Sonya Dyer, artist and writer, gave lectures before engaging in a dialogue about their work exploring extreme realities and fictions of living in deep space.
Space Architects Barbara Imhof and René Waclavicek show their lunar modules to Austrian broadcasting channel ORF. Read here. February 7
LIQUIFER interviewed by Chapter for a feature on architecture in space. Read here [DE]. February 2022.
Barbara Imhof and Niamh Shaw share their experiences about living in space and the rituals of astronauts as they prepare to launch to the International Space Station. Listen here. 15.02.2022
The space architect Barbara Imhof shows the lunar modules of LIQUIFER in a segment on Infinite Expanses in OFR’s Culture Monday. Watch from 23:50 here. FEB 7 2022
Paving the road for large area sintering of regolith June 2021 – December 2022 European Space Agency (ESA) project A prerequisite for future human exploration of the Moon will be the manufacture of objects directly on the lunar surface, as transporting materials from Earth is extremely expensive. As for any form of manufacturing, the availability […]
Recorded in Vienna and Los Angeles and edited by Andrea Lenardin and Peter Noever, Wait a Minute documents snapshots from a suspended moment within a global pandemic from a select group of artists, architects, and thinkers with feet in both Vienna and Los Angeles. Barbara Imhof was one of over 30 contributors who considered the […]
Barbara Imhof interviews Julie Patarin-Jossec and Georgi Petrov for a new episode of Space Specials. The conversation is about the near term future in space exploration and focusses on space architecture, space sociology and politics. Available to listen here. 15 Nov 2021
LIQUIFER are exhibiting their RegoLight project as part of a three-month long exhibition at the Cité du design, Saint Etienne, France. The exhibition explores the intersections and influences of space exploration and design. In collaboration with the Centre national d’études spatiales (Cnes), the show reflects an interest in the challenges of design for a transition to […]
Interview with space architect Dr Barbara Imhof and US scientist Prof Bruce Jakosky on Servus TV’s show P.M. Wissen. Presenter Dr Gernot Grömer looks into visions in science, and in this show focusses on designing for space. [Deutsch sprachen, von 9:00 minuten] 28. OCT
Temporary Exhibition by LIQUIFER as part of Night of the Long Museums 2 October 2021 LIQUIFER were invited to show their work as part of the ‘Night of the Long Museums’ in Vienna. Museums throughout Austria and in parts of Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Germany extend their opening hours on the same night for the […]
A panel discussion was held as part of the ‘Concrete Poetry and Such’ transdisciplinary, experimental symposium at the Kunsthaus Muerz. Moderated by Roman Grabner, Barbara Imhof was in conversation with Mathias Benedek, creativity and intelligence researcher, University of Graz; Sarah Khan, freelance writer, Berlin; Nikolai Tunkowitsch, musician and violin maker, Vienna and Renate C.-Z.-Quehenberger, philosopher […]
Gerald Bast, Anderwald + Grond, Alex Arteaga, Tiziano Derme and Daniela Mitterberger, Barbara Imhof and Clemens Preisinger in a conversation moderated by Alexander Damianisch discuss the projects of the Angewandte’s Zentrum Fokus Forschung (Focus Research Centre) of the Angewandte at the Venice Biennale. Watch the conversation here. 25 SEPT 2021
Barbara Imhof interviews two young space architects for another Radio Orange Space Special. Monika Lipinska and Vittorio Netti talk about about their path into the field, their current work and their dreams. 20 Sep 2021
LIQUIFER sent out their Autumn Newsletter to subscribers in September, reflecting on the past months of conversations, exhibitions and projects. You can read it here and subscribe here. 13 September 2021
[How Viennese architects make a spaceship worth living in] Franziska Bechtold interviewed the LIQUIFER team for Futurezone. 02.09.2021
for Re-Edited, the inaugural issue of ADATO, Waltraut Hoheneder, René Waclavicek and Barbara Imhof wrote an article about when outerspace architecture becomes a rolemodel for rethinking conventional habitats. 26 Aug 2021
The LIQUIFER Team present their work as part of a three session symposium with the ROBOTIC BUILDING team at TU Delft and FLOW, CVUT Prague. This is the closing event for the fifth Experimental Architecture Biennale in Prague, looking at Novel Innovations in Architectural practice. 9 August 2021
new Space Specials PODCAST – listen to Human Performance in Space. Barbara Imhof speaks to Dr. Virginia Wotring, professor at the International Space University in Strasbourg and human performance researcher for NASA.
Following a screening of the Austrian space film SPACE DOGS, Franziska Bechtold moderated a panel discussion with Barbara Imhof; Moritz Novak, TU Wien Space Team; historian Christian Klösch and Norbert Frischauf, Österreichisches Weltraum Forum / Austrian Space Forum. They talked about the development of space travel and their visions for the future. 14 July 2021
8 July 2021. Barbara Imhof gives a presentation on the Living Architecture project and other non-human architectural interactions in the LIQUIFER portfolio as part of the Biotechnology for the Built Environment Seminar.
Temporary Exhibition by LIQUIFER with the Experimental Architecture Biennale30 June – 20 August 2021 Liquifer were invited to show their RegoLight project as part of Novel Innovations, the 5th Volume of the Prague Experimental Architecture Biennial (EAB) at the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery over the summer. Experimental Architecture Biennial is a unique platform focused on […]
30 June – 20 August 2021. Liquifer were invited to show their RegoLight project as part of Novel Innovations, the 5th Volume of the Prague Experimental Architecture Biennial (EAB) at the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery over the summer. EAB introduces new proposals that open and support the local discourse on new architectural and design approaches in […]
29 June – 2 July 2021. Cocorporeality will show their first episode of three exhibitions during the Angewandte Festival in VZA EG, Raum 030-031 at the university. “Excavations” demonstrates Machine Learning moderated interactions between humans and living materials in an unorthodox laboratory setting.
24 June 2021. Barbara Imhof presents recent LIQUIFER work at the International Space Development Conference 2021 hosted by the National Space Society.
Building for Space, 1 June 2021 Barbara Imhof presents as part of the ESERO Austria symposium two space architecture projects: the International Habitat Module of the Lunar Gateway Space Station, which is to be built in lunar orbit from 2026 onwards, and the Regolight project, which uses the lunar resources of sunlight and sand to […]
Reciprocities: the earth – space continuum. 18 May 2021 Barbara Imhof in conversation with space architects Christina Ciardullo and Marc Cohen about how space and earth architecture can be connected and what diffentiates them from each other. Radio Orange podcast. Listen here.
Barbara Imhof joins the Architects Chamber in Frankfurt, Germany for a table talk. 19 April 2021
Smart Resource Management based on Internet of Things to support off-Earth manufacturing of lunar infrastructures (SMARTIE) March 2021 – November 2021 European Space Agency (ESA) project SMARTIE is an inclusive feasibility study analysing the requirements for future network infrastructures considering items such as data management and budget to exploit and optimize Moon Factories Management and […]
Barbara Imhof speaks to Annalisa Dominoni and Brand Griffin about clothes, garments and spacesuits for astronauts for this Radio Orange Broadcast. Annalisa Dominoni is a designer and professor at the Politecnico di Milano and Brand Griffin is the Program Manager for a Single-Person Spacecraft at Genesis Engineering Solutions. Listen here. 16 March 2021
Rachana interviewed Barbara Imhof as part of the Those Space People podcast, a podcast series of casual cosmic conversations with people working on all things space. Barbara gives an architect’s perspective on designing human habitats in space. 7 Mar 2021
Barbara Imhof, Waltraut Hoheneder and René Waclavicek in discussion with Birgit Eller Krumm for KAP A podcast about art, culture and architecture. LIQUIFER discuss building for weightlessness, possibilities for lunar settlement, science fiction films and why space architecture can also broaden horizons for life on Earth. 6 March 2021
Dr. Barbara Imhof presents on futures in Space during Future Day for futurizm.org. 01 March 2021
Barbara Imhof invited to speak on Industry and Science at the ‘The Future of the Moon – A habitat on the moon’ for the School of Architecture Strasbourg. 01 March 2021
Dr. Barbara Imhof, Waltruat Hoheneder and René Waclavicek discuss the parameters of designing for life in space with DNA club during their weekly Sprechstunde. 18 Feb 2021
Barbara Imhof was interviewed by Igor Zacek & Adam Gala for Vytahmag for their new series on visions of the world where space flight is common, humanity has landed on Mars, and built a permanent base on the Moon.
A Space Architecture Gathering with AIAA LA-LV Section, Barbara Imhof gives a talk about SHEE, MOONWALK and EDEN ISS in the Session “Simulators and Simulations“ joining guests Prof. Madhu Thangavelu, Prof. Bernard Foing – Advanced Projects, European Space Agency, Dr. Pascal Lee – Mars Institute, Dr. Angelo Vermeulen – SEADS Network, Dr. Bob Zubrin – Mars […]
RADIO ORANGE BROADCAST with Irish engineer, scientist, writer and performer Niamh Shaw recently voted one of Ireland’s leading science communicators and STEAM specialists (merging science, technology, engineering, arts and maths). Niamh believes in Dreaming Big and is on a mission to get to Space. 15 DEC 2020
WIA-E Rome invited Barbara Imhof, internationally active space architect, design researcher, educator and co-founder of LIQUIFER Vienna and Bremen to give a lecture exploring the implications of space as an environment for future habitation. 15 Dec 2020
René Waclavicek invited by Society of Engineering Students to give a Lunch Lecture at the Aerospace Engineering Faculty, TU Delft, The Netherlands. 14 December 2020
Nelly-Ben Hayoun interviews Barbara Imhof as part of a non-stop multiperspective conversation for The University of the Underground Multiverse Programme. 7 Dec 2020
Barbara Imhof in conversation with Melodie Yashar, SEArch+; Madhu Thangavelu, USC; Enrico Dini, D-Shape and Valentia Sumini, MIT Media Lab as part of the Digital Futures series hosted by Tongji University, Shanghai. For the 10th Anniversary conversations will address the implications of Covid 19 for the future of architecture and urban design. Watch here. 14 […]
Barbara Imhof, Lucie Strecker, Barbis Ruder, Kerstin Bennier, Daniel Aschwanden, Thomas Jelinek amongst others developed and were actors in a collaborative habitat simulation and performance. Online & at the ODEON Spitzer, Vienna. 6 & 7 November 2020
Barbara Imhof, Austrian Space Architect, Creator of Habitats & Designer in conversation with Dr. Niamh Shaw, a writer/performer, scientist and award-winning communicator with a mad passion for sharing space with the public. Listen here. 28 October 2020
RADIO ORANGE BROADCAST with artists and designers Joseph Popper and Sitraka Rakotoniaina who probe the materialisation of futures through public co-enquires. In this conversation we discuss how they have used outer space futures as narratives for artistic construction and practices of collective imagination. 19 OCT 2020
StarDust Squad Online International Science Congress. Barbara Imhof speaks on the Outer Space Architecture panel with: Samer El-Sayary, Mars City Design Ambassador for the Middle East Olga Bannova, Director, SICSA Melodie Yashar, co-founder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+) Xavier De Kastelier, Principal / Head of Design Technology and Innovation at Hassel Kriss J. Kennedy, Space […]
Co-Corporeality board member workshop to investigate the potential of narratives in architectural themes beyond the usual building project. Barbara Imhof moderates a series of presentations and a panel conversation with board members of the Co-Corporeality project. Presentations to be given by: Petra Gruber, Associate Professor, BRIC Core Faculty, Mary Schiller Myers School of Art and […]
IoT Tribe Space Endeavour Design Studios I ESA Phi-Week 11:30 – 13:30 CEST Moderated by Brendan Rowan • Clara Grigore, COO, Société Genérale • Barbara Imhof, CEO & Co-Founder, Liquifer • Ghizlaine Amrani, Co-Founder, QuantCube Technology • Skevi Perdikou, Co-Founder, Geofem 30 September 2020
“Wohnen hinterm Mond /Living behind the moon”, online article by Michaela Veit-Wailzer, July 2020, The Viennese space architects LIQUIFER take off with extraterrestrial living design. (in German)
Barbara Imhof presents the achievements of LIQUIFER in space architecture at the 2020 AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Space Architecture Gathering 22 August, 2020 Download Flyer
Alongside prominent international space figures such as Jan Wörner, ESA Director General and Nick Appleyard, Head of Space Solutions at ESA, Barbara Imhof discusses how we can use space to improve life on Earth during and after the coronavirus pandemic. Replay of a discussion between European experts on how to reinvent your business model in […]
Architektur am Limit ohne Schwerkraft by Astrid Kuffner, July 2020
Growing Structures: Bioinspired Innovation Insights for Architectures and Robotics Barbara Imhof invited to speak about Space Architecture in relation to the workshop theme as part of the conference Living Machines 2020, 28 July 2020
ERES Foundation, Munich, Germany. ZERO GRAVITY: Apollo 11 and the new notion of space, 20 July 2019 – 1 February 2020. LIQUIFER exhibiting video documentary and 3D-printed model by Bollinger + Grohmann from project RegoLight
LONGING, ART AND SCIENCE Natural History Museum (NHM), Vienna, Austria. OUR MOON: LONGING, ART AND SCIENCE, 30 October 2019 – 1 June 2020. LIQUIFER exhibiting a 3D-printed model of a sustainable moon base Image credit: Bruno Stubenrauch
Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, New York, USA. RESIDENT ALIEN, 25 September 2019 – 17 February 2020. LIQUIFER exhibiting drawings, renderings and visualizations
Of An Architectural Journey Musings towards a new genre in [space] architecture Transcripts Of An Architectural Journey – Musings towards a new genre in [space] architecture Editors: Barbara Imhof and Susmita Mohanty Funded & Published by Austrian Chancellery of Art, 2005.
Volume 25: Getting There Being There While the Earth needs our utmost attention more than ever, we cannot ignore the fact that the Moon is re-entering the popular imagination. Space travel is on the verge of becoming a tourist option, and a whole industry is working towards lunar settlement as intermediate step to probe deep […]
2015 Delhi, India The Undivided Mind, Art & Science Residency, Khoj, International Artists’ Association 16–28 February 2015 City as a Spaceship, exploration topic probed by Barbara Imhof, Sue Fairburn, and Susmita Mohanty
2016 Rio Tinto, Spain Mars Mission Simulation 16-29 April 2016 Testing key technologies for project MOONWALK Included participants: Barbara Imhof, Waltraut Hoheneder, Bob Davenport, René Waclavicek
2016 Marseilles, France Lunar gravity Simulation – off-shore Marseilles 6-10 June 2016 Testing key technologies for project MOONWALK Included participants: Barbara Imhof, Waltraut Hoheneder
2017 Antarctica Mobiles in Mobile – 1st Antarctic Biennale Expedition 17–28 March 2017Commissioned by Alexander Ponomarev, Curated by Nadim SammanIncluded participants: Barbara Imhof, Susmita Mohanty
2018 Hunga Tonga, Hunga Ha’apai, Tonga Islands, South Pacific Deep Sea Minding, Thyssen-Bornemisza Academy, The Current II Expedition #1 20 August – 4 September 2018Led by artists SUPERFLEXIncluded participants: Barbara Imhof Deep Sea Minding Podcast
WHAT IS THE ARCHITECT DOING IN THE JUNGLE? WHAT IS THE ARCHITECT DOING IN THE JUNGLE? BIORNAMETICS – Architecture defined by natural patterns Editors: Barbara Imhof, Petra Gruber Publisher: Springer, Series: Edition Angewandte, January 2013.
Blending Architecture and Biology BUILT TO GROW – Blending Architecture and Biology Editors: Barbara Imhof, Petra GruberPublisher: Birkhäuser, Series: Edition Angewandte, November 2015.ISBN 978-3-0356-0920-2
Executive Summary Self-Deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments (SHEE) – Executive Summary (2016) European Union – 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (EU-FP7), in the frame of Space
MOONWALK: the comic book (download) Editor: MOONWALK consortium, 2016 The project received funding from the Europen Union’s Seventh Framework programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 607346. Idea, story and comic design drawings: Waltraut Hoheneder, LIQUIFER Systems Group, Vienna Cover image: Barbara Imhof, Waltraut Hoheneder, LIQUIFER Systems Group, Vienna