On invitation from art institutions, the artist group WochenKlausur develops concrete proposals aimed at small, but nevertheless effective improvements to socio-political deficiencies. Proceeding even further and invariably translating these proposals into action, artistic creativity is no longer seen as a formal act but as an intervention into society. It all started 1993 when Wolfgang Zinggl invited eight artists to solve a localized problem during an exhibition at the Secession in Vienna. Within the normal time span of an exhibition this group developed and realized a small but concrete measure to improve conditions for homeless people by making medical care available to them. An invitation from the Zurich Shedhalle followed, where WochenKlausur developed a pension for drug-addicted women. Meanwhile over 30 projects have been successfully carried out among others in Great Britain, the United States, Germany, Japan, Sweden and Portugal.