The project follows the yurt, the traditional nomadic Mongolian tent, through different functions, forms and definitions, on a system-analytic journey from Mongolia to Austria.
The journey begins in the Mongolian Gobi Desert. Against a backdrop of rapidly changing political and environmental conditions, formerly self-sufficient nomadic families get introduced to a settled urban living.
In Austria, the yurt as a symbol for off-grid living collides with laws on meadowland gardens. Here, the yurt is used as a research laboratory, as a financial crisis shelter, as a therapy yurt for exhausted »entrepreneurs of the self,« and as a lucrative new business model.