1000AND1 works to be at home in times of change.

"Everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person. " - Indian axiom

1000AND1 operates for creating conducive interventions for customer experiences for enlivenment in social interaction along the 4 ROOMS axiom. Our mission is to unleash the creative powers for a world of greater utility by perceiving and appreciating differences within the diversity of systems as well as their experessions as a source of steady learning through experience.

1000AND1.VISION For a world where coexistence serves common sense, where systems and tools serve the living, we want to expand a collective agency to creatively use the form of frictional energy that is at home in contradictions, ambivalences, resistances, and transitions.

1000AND1.MISSION is the DISCOVERING, INITIATING and DESIGNING of experiences, spaces and interaction possibilities for a new culture of appreciative cooperation, transcultural, transdisciplinary & resource-saving.

1000AND1.PEOPLE are researching, appreciating, conceptualizing and creating in collaboration with visionaries, mavericks, specialists, nerds or allrounders from Bregenz to Perth, from Luxembourg to New York, from Altai to Switzerland. Researchers, consultants, producers, designers and helping hands from multidisciplinary fields such as science and arts, architecture and design, as well as training and education.


  • loves and lives the ever-rediscovering

  • maintains reflection at a high level

  • values self-responsibility in connection with lived sense of community

  • attentively balance attention for details and the bigger picture

  • appreciates working with partners who welcome the unexpected on a journey together, as well as the responsible use of resources and values

  • defines cooperation always about the 4 spaces of interacting: why, what, how, for whom


You are allowed to be a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time.

Elisabeth Handl  Heart Catalyst, Experience Designer, Cultural Manager

Elisabeth Handl

Heart Catalyst, Experience Designer, Cultural Manager

Elisabeth Handl, anchor woman and heart catalyst of 1000AND1, certified Cultural Manager and Innovation Faciliator, studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. After twenty years of experience in several fields of creative business - such as photography, video production, setdesign, script writing, Brand Identity, Retail Experience, concepting, production and postproduction - she condensed the versatility of her professional experience and her life long interest in social and cultural antropological topics by founding 1000AND1studio for experience design .

As Transformation Agent and Experience Designer her investigative ability to depict systemic patterns and bridging them with current social, economic and cultural developments, she is eager to find customer oriented solutions to create, enable and support processes of transformation in corporate business as well as cultural productions. Elisabeth Handl is a lead spirit in developing and designing for enhancing the individual and the organizational future. She works and lives the attitude of ENLIVENMENT - cultivating an inclusive understanding of life by nourishing convivial habits and systems. The mother of singer and artist Elena Shirin is a wanderer between cultures and perspectives, based in Vienna, Austria.