Eva Pavlič Seifert, an art historian with a master’s degree in visual culture, and Aljaž Celarc, a geographer with a master’s degree in photography, founded the imaginary artistic identity P L A T E AU R E S I D U E in 2017, within which they create video installations. They often problematize the anthropocentric view of environmental protection and give voice to project participants and collaborators, natural forms such as rocks, air, organisms and other sets of substances, which they reorganize into new, unusual shapes and new media systems. They received the Tesla Award for their work Ex Topia, and with their videos, they have participated in numerous exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad. In 2019 after living abroad for several years, they returned to Slovenia and completely renovated the old wooden house in Novi Kot in the Municipality of Loški Potok. They used wood and other locally available natural building materials. On a 1,2 hectare land, they combine the knowledge of regenerative agriculture, nurturing the tradition of woodworking and building on their own. In order to motivate others to live more fully and sustainably and to pass on their knowledge, they designed the Hiša Mandrova/Mandrova House project in 2020.