A series of talks organized by the MAK in cooperation with the Arbeiterkammer, Vienna as part of the MAK FUTURE LAB
Work has become the determining factor of our identity. But human labor is increasingly being replaced by a workforce of self-learning
intelligent robots, and the economy appreciates people only as consumers. How does this impact our way of life, apart from
evident economic issues? Can we finally do what we have always wanted to do? Do we actually know what to do? Do we want robots
to relieve us from our labor? Could the relief eventually become a burden?
Introduction: Maria Kubitschek, head of the Economics Department and Deputy Director of the Arbeiterkammer Wien
Participants: Harald Gruendl, designer and founder, IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna Christian Korunka, Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Vienna Doris Krüger/Krüger & Pardeller, artist Wolfgang Price, economist Doris Rothauer, author and CEO of Büro für Transfer Christa Schlager, head of the Economic Policy Department, Arbeiterkammer Wien
Moderator: Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director of the MAK and head of the VIENNA BIENNALE