A journey through your home
Trojan House game box views
is a game that guides you on a journey through your home with 42 instructions that you perform right there.
You will explore your place, your interior and your belongings in a playful and intense manner, you will act unfamiliar and get out of your comfort zone! Discover new qualities and hidden secrets of your home and find out what’s really important to you.
In this project post, we will keep you updated about the current course of the game development so far, please see below.
If you are interested in Trojan House and want to learn more and for purchasing the game, please visit the Trojan House shop side
current state: Pre-Alpha Version 1.3
current number of produced games: 15
current state of work
Intervention, installation, interior and object design at Top of the Lake create space, Hamburg/ Germany
"A day in the office" is a shooting session result, shot while brainstorming and reflecting on the project.
spatial views of the project
Together with Jivan Frenster and Jana Schumacher, Studio C.A.R.E. restructured the Top of the Lake space: coming from an office setup, the mission was to transform the space into an inspiring out-of-the-box-experience, that provides its users with the possibility to be approached with unusual space solutions and thus feel stimulated to solve theirs problems in outstanding ways. A perfect job for the Curated Catastrophe Procedure!
The next season theme is starting at 11.11.2016
Photos: Johannes Förster
Installation, permanent chandelier hack for Pane e Tulipani
Lillo and the guys from Fernet Branca asked us to work with two of the restaurants chandeliers, so we cut two of them off their mounting, let them crash to the ground and restructured them afterwards, as if magic had put them back together. To Thy health!
Chandeliers can be driven down via a hand winch. If driven down, the illumination is automatically being switched on. A Fernet Branca drink can be tapped from the central laboratoy glas.
Thanks to Fabian & Paul from Neue Farben for realising the electronic components.
Installation, intervention at the 8th Young Art Night at Vanabbemuseum/ Eindhoven.
Studio C.A.R.E. was present with an installative presentation of all our horses in the stable: the game Trojan House and the Curated Catastrophe Procedure.
We took some action in the urgency room in the museum, and as you can see, we had a lot of fun.
The awesome and gorgeous visitors performed a range of 7 cards from Studio C.A.R.E.s game Trojan House with us:
One thousend thanks to Sarah Daher, Lucas Prescivalle and Vladimir Svec for setting up, support and photos.
April – may 2016
Studio C.A.R.E. was hacking a restaurant – not into (too many) pieces and there have been no hackled animals, too – but the location “Pane e Tulipani” in Hamburg was undergoing a proper change:
The infinite dinner
Together with the GARDEN collective we set up the second episode of the infinite dinner. As a development from its first occurrence during the project “Vandalism Change Research Entstuckung“, this time we added some game aspects to the dinner – due to our experiences with the game Trojan House – that incited the dinner guests to take some action on the restaurant.
Another aspect of the dinner was its abrupt ending – the last action of the game was to push a certain button that lifted up the table top. So everything on the table just rushed from the table top and ended up in a big vessel.
So through the evening the whole restaurant became a more and more surreal place, with graffitti on the toilets, smashed paintings in the exhibition room, a hole in the wall that reached to secret kitchen areals and an intermittantly uplifting table top, everything in order to widen expectations, change positions towards a use of a certain space and thus generate an experience of beauty in deconstruction and freedom in taking distance to things, functions, surroundings and common concepts.
In order to transform this ideas into a certain piece of work, a concept of destroyable multi-layer and multi-style paintings was created. These works shall use the different narratives of gestural and action painting, kitsch, high glossy and desctruction to tell the story of a beauty out of desctruction, taking a healthful distance to the importance of art and its styles and thus freshly recognize how beautiful it is.
concept and intervention by Studio C.A.R.E.
paintings: Sebastian Kubersky
menu: GARDEN collective
film: Ray Juster, Johannes Hoffmann
12.10. – 25.10. 2015, collaborative workshop organized by The Umbrella Network Eindhoven, hosted by Studio C.A.R.E. Eindhoven
Phoenix in Eindhoven was a collaborational project workshop between artists and designers from the district of Mullae (Seoul) in Korea, Saarbrücken/Germany and Eindhoven/The Netherlands. From the 12th of October on and during Dutch Design Week 2015 the workshop has been researching on the method of the Curated Catastrophe applied in the city of Eindhoven. Results could be seen at that time in the whole city by the participating performers and in our studio and have been presented in a show during dutch design week.
What happens when you move a house?
In cooperation with the team of Oel-Früh gallery we dismantled an old summer house from the seaside – the same like the year before where we had the C.A.R.E. pilot project – and turned it into a rolling metaphor of safety as an illusion and about the relativeness of the bourgeoisie value system. It is now an ongoing experiment that changes while presented and used, hosted by Galerie Oel-Früh.
Installation, intervention, performance at graduate show HfbK Hamburg
Showroom platform open for participation and introduction of the studio C.A.R.E. product Curated Catastrophe – Procedure
With this showroom platform the Curated Catastrophe – Procedure was demonstrated and displayed during the graduate show 2015 of Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (Academy of fine arts Hamburg).
The showroom started with a petty bourgeois set up, being devastated as a showcase during the opening ceremony. The following days it steadily grew and changed – with influence of the visitors, who could instantly jump into the game by being initially guided by a captivating studio C.A.R.E. information team. Building team than took over and dragged the curious visitors into action: from co-devastation to co-rebuild there was something to do for everybody.
Photos: Marc Brüneke, Tim Albrecht, Inke Sommer, Studio C.A.R.E.
August 2104 – ongoing
Intervention, installation, object design, painting at a private house, Hamburg
The project is a direct and radical habitat space intervention with artistical, architectural and design methods. It treats an entire dwelling, while the dweller is present and thus an active member und influentor of the process. It is the first realisation of the Curated Catastrophe – Procedure. The project itself was a cooperation between Studio C.A.R.E. and Baldur Burwitz, Jivan Frenster, Ceyhun Güney, Andre Mulzer, Lennart Münchenhagen and others. Although not planned this way, the project developed from an estimated 3-week duration into a long term process that fundamentely changed the space as well as the inhabitant. We still accompany him and assist to further develop his domestic space.
Photos: Johannes Förster, Studio C.A.R.E.
Intervention, installation at private summerhouse in Dierhagen-Ost/ Germany in cooperation with Galerie Oel-Früh
What if all furniture would flee from the house?
„Haus Seepferdchen“ located in Dierhagen-Ost is an old eastern-german bungalow, for many years the place where the petite bourgeoisie lived the dream of the idyll. In the middle of planned economy, border escape, watchtowers and hilarious, naked tourists, it was the place for barbecues, enjoying the sun, gardening and secretly watching western-german TV.
Photos: Antje Sauer, Studio C.A.R.E.
from october 2016 on
total interior rebuild and experimental usage setup at Zwaanshals 288, 3035 KN Rotterdam
Researching and realizing efficient, modular,
flexible, interchangeable and sustainable uses of
urban space for:
• Rotational use by different parties
• Different types of uses, e.g. living, crafting,
• Organizing residencies, workshops and
showcases through open calls
• Laboratory conditions: everything is discussable
• Developing new spatial ideas/concepts
• Researching, documenting and archiving
• Application of developed ideas/concepts
• Real-life test through inhabitants and users of
the space as well as the local community
• Involving the neighbourhood and the project –
houses of Stad in de Maak
• If possible use sustainable/ re-use material
• Being energy- and waste-efficient while working
in the house and using it
• Producing own resources, e.g. water (filtered
rainwater), energy, food
• Challenging new ideas for solving actual
societal and spatial issues
• Experimentation spaces are just great
• Pushing oneself firmly out of comfortable, but
paralysing crisis through constant change
• Strengthening of local community/neighbourhood
Studio C.A.R.E. is establishing an urban research –
laboratory in the centre of Rotterdam for living and
working under constant conditions of change.
We will research and realize possibilities of
sharing, using and transforming spaces in a city
under post-capitalistic, sustainable, responsible
and aesthetically advanced conditions by inviting
other thinkers and makers to use and transform
this space during certain times of the year.
The whole house, including us and our living
space, works as laboratory.
We are working together with Stad in de Maak, a
Rotterdam-based initiative that re-develops empty
buildings in the city on a temporary base, aiming
for permanent and collective ownership and the
Rotterdam/Belgrade based architecture studio
The house aims to be a radical and uncompromising
experimentation space to think of new ways
to live in the city and to ideally realise them, too.
It means not only researching spatial and urban
issues in a theoretical or studio environment, but
providing a test field under real-life conditions:
we as a family and Studio C.A.R.E. members are
permanently residing in the space, all applied
ideas are being real life tested.
Beyond, it provides an open channel to both the
creative makers and the local community to let
them share, co-test and challenge applied ideas.
The Rotterdam City House Laboratory has two
main lines of working:
The house functions as a catalyst and experimentation
space. The focus lies on researching and
realizing alternative ways of using space in the city:
Low-threshold access, sharing space, developing
food + resource production, working with re-use
and community building and others
This will be realized by inviting thinkers and makers
for a certain period of time through residencies
(open calls), hosting workshops and showcases.
Studio C.A.R.E. will organize and curate the
project research. The generated content will be
researched, archived and realized. Therefore, the
project works on this level as an open database
and realisation laboratory for ideas of spatial and
societal change for creative professionals and
The realized ideas will not only be presented and
archived as mentioned above, they are immediately
in a live test situation:
Studio C.A.R.E. as the main user of the space,
next to users from the community will challenge the
developed works as they instantly have to function
within their purpose.
These works will be developed further, adapted or
changed by the users and the next invited makers.
Furthermore, the whole inside space will be structured
to be easily shared and co-used by other
One of Studio C.A.R.E.s approaches to projects is
to work with whatever is at hand (local material).
Here, we furthermore want to emphasize on
working with sustainable, natural materials plus
reducing waste and energy loss during the building
and later using
With this framework we aim to involve both the
local community as well as called makers, to
support exchange and experimentation on an
from november 2016 on
From november on, at this point there will be calls for residencies
regarding the redesign of the interior as well as expertise in
different building areas.
We are looking forward to You, stay tuned!