StadtFabrik [City factory] A project by the MAK and the Vienna Business Agency, Creative Center departure
In the framework of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017, the exhibition City Factory: New Work. New Design will develop three socially relevant topics about the work of the future: new creative work and transdisciplinary co-creativity; new social work, including work for the common good (Commoning); and new sustainable work in the sense of the circular economy and innovative utilization of urban resources. International designers and architects will develop projects for all three areas especially for the Biennale. The topics and
the terms associated with them will be presented around the central objects by means of additional projects and extensive
image materials, texts, and videos. Demonstrators, which were discovered together with the Vienna Business Agency and its creative center departure through a
call for proposals and which will be curated and supervised by IDRV, will be working on these three topics directly within
the confines of the city. Demonstrators are prototypical experimental arrangements in urban space that contend with sustainable fields of work in the creative industries.
They correspond to the core topics of the exhibition City Factory: New Work. New Design and will be located in the MAK exhibition accordingly.
Curators: IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna (Martina Fineder, Harald Gruendl, Ulrike Haele)
VIENNA BIENNALE 2017 Guide VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future, edited by the MAK, German/English, 160 pages with numerous color illustrations, MAK Vienna/Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna
2017. Available at the MAK Design Shop and online at MAKdesignshop.at for € 9.80.
Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine Catalog edited by Mateo Kries, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Amelie Klein; with contributions by Rosi Braidotti, Douglas Coupland,
Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby (Dunne & Raby), Christoph Engemann, Paul Feigelfeld, Gesche Joost, Amelie Klein, Carlo Ratti, Bruce
Sterling, Marlies Wirth i.a.. Cover illustration: Christoph Niemann. Softcover, English, 328 pages, ca. 250 images, mainly
in color. Available at the MAK Design Shop and online at MAKdesignshop.at for € 49,90.
Artificial Labor – e-flux
Artificial Labor is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the MAK, Vienna within the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future.
The Social Furniture
Workshop project is realized as a cooperation between the MAK and the Caritas.