Tokens for Climate Care

'Tokens for Climate Care' focuses on the current and essential human task of climate care through the transformative power of design and the tools of artificial intelligence.

Commissioned by the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, and designed by Process – Studio for Art and Design, 'TTokens for Climate Care' uses AI-based technology to create new and original graphic symbols based on a comprehensive database of logos, symbols and glyphs. Preliminary "labelling" of the data by the team with key terms that cover a broad definition of climate care, including its social, political, environmental and economic aspects, enables the AI model to design new symbols based on their meaning.

The new 'Tokens for Climate Care' will be presented in a spatial laser installation making the generated output data visible in real time. By selecting three terms from a list of labels that allow for endless combinations, visitors can take part in determining the meaning of the created symbols via their smartphones. The output samples are accessible worldwide and can be used freely by and for climate caring initiatives and activism.

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Photography: Ed Reeve



Marlies Wirth, Curator Digital Culture and Design Collection, MAK

Design concept

Process – Studio for Art and Design (Martin Grödl, Moritz Resl)

Technical realisation

in cooperation with enliteAI

Exhibition design

Some Place Studio (Bika Rebek, Daniel Prost)

Funding and Administering Bodies

Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

Supported by

Austrian Cultural Forum London, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna Business Agency

2021 Exhibitors