Owner-Occupy is the newest work from Yurt Empire Allumni, Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline. “Hugo and Heidi envision a world where real estate as we know it is abandoned and land ownership is wiped clean, in a new state of terra … Continue reading

Open House #1

Join us on the 15th May for the first in a series of public events this winter! SYDNEY, WE HAVE A PROBLEM. Congratulations Sydney, you are now one of the most unaffordable places to live in the world. How did … Continue reading

It’s totally Pozible!

Our Pozible campaign has officially launched! We are crowdsourcing support for this next stage of the Empire to help buy materials to build the Yurts. We are running this campaign until the 23rd April. You can rush to our campaign … Continue reading

Urban Incubator, Belgrade

Yurt Empire artist Tessa Zettel is currently on assignment in Belgrade, as a guest of Belgrade – The Toolkit Project, which is part of the Urban Incubator initiative. Tessa is accompanying Marjetica Potrc, whose team of students from Hamburg University … Continue reading

User Generated Architecture | Emergencity

In association with the exhibition User Generated Architecture, Christof Mayer and Andreas Krauth, from raumlabor berlin, will be running an intensive 2 day Generator Workshop in Sydney. And some of us from Yurt Empire will be participating! The Generator Workshops are international, experimental … Continue reading

Practical Utopias summit

Read a nice summary here of the Practical Utopias summit held late September, 2013 on the faraway shores of Istria, written by participant Maja Kuzmanovic (Foam, Brussels).  Described as “a site-specific reality game inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s World Game simulation”, Practical Utopias aimed to be … Continue reading

To Ponyland!!!

First yurt build on its way! Clare and Matt (and Les!) left yesterday with the donated canvas strapped to the roof racks of their car, on their way to Ponyland, home of fellow yurt empire collaborators Phoebe and Dave in … Continue reading

Permanent Culture Now

Beyond sustainability. This site is made by 2 UK permaculturalists, Stephen Jones and Michael Thomas. It aims to foster a move towards a pragmatic, positive, social, economic and political transition to a permanent culture through sharing information, knowledge and also … Continue reading

Cartography Dept. Despatch #1

New from Yurt Empire’s Cartography Dept., as published in the forthcoming atlas-catalogue for Baadlands: An Atlas of Experimental Cartography “Yurt Empire treats cartography as another space of occupation, as a device for looking, for positioning and for remaking. The map depicted in this atlas … Continue reading

The Other Market

What a great alternative to capitalism. ‘A market, one of the most inclusive spaces, seems like a perfect context to hint people with different alternatives, evident in the market itself, the products and services, and the way these are traded.These … Continue reading

Augmented Urban Gardens

This is part of the Resilients project, by FoAM, Belgium Central Saint Martins, UK nadine, Belgium Performing Pictures, Sweden Projekt ATOL, Slovenia Time’s Up, Austria ‘Augmented Urban Gardens involves the study, development and use of urban or urban-fringe gardens. We … Continue reading

Berlin Farm Lab

Next month Yurt Empire Ambassadors Tessa & Sumu will be spending a week in Berlin as residents of this excellent new project by Berlin Farmlab artist Valentina Karga. The ‘Summer School for Applied Autonomy’ is: “a research initiative interested in capturing … Continue reading

Transform Your Turf

A team of Yurt Empiricists participated in a workshop at Vivid Ideas – Transform your Turf: A Story-Led Game to Co-Design Public Housing, 8th June, 2013, Museum of Contemporary Art . This workshop proposed as its starting point the ‘wicked … Continue reading

The Mane Event

In preparation for building the Yurt Empire, and to start the year reflecting on the city by getting out if it, a few empiricists made it to the PONYLAND DREAM FARM, near Nimbin, for the ‘Mane Event’ on 1, 2, 3 … Continue reading

Pop Up or Pop Off

Yurt Empire conductor Rebecca Conroy presented at  ‘Pop Up Spaces: Creating & inspiring the city’, hosted and facilitated by the National Association for the Visual Arts Ltd (NAVA) on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Bek positioned Yurt Empire as an ‘anti-pop up tactic’ to reflect … Continue reading

The Behaviour of Cities

“We all love it here. It’s like a bohemian theme park. And we all look the part. We all get some support and encouragement for doing what we do… [while the rest of the country is undergoing a process of Talibanization]”

Community Land Trusts

  Community Land trusts (CLTs) are community owned and directed form of housing. Unique to this model is removal of the right to sell the property on the private market. Once you elect to buy on a CLT you only … Continue reading