Rediscovering a citys manufacturing culture. A talk within the context of the exhibtion WerkStadt Vienna. DESIGN ENGAGING THE CITYand design> new strategies, a cooperation of MAK and departure.
Talks Guests: Carl Auböck, Architect, Werkstätte Carl Auböck Tulga Beyerle, Director VIENNA DESIGN WEEK Alexandra Feichtner, section.a art.design.consulting gmbh Harald Gründl, Designer, Partner EOOS Bettina Leidl, Managing Director departure Axel Kufus, Universität der Künste Berlin Ferdinand Piatnik, Wiener Spielkartenfabrik Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne
Moderation: Thomas Geisler, Curator, MAK Design Collection
WerkStadt Vienna.Rediscovering a citys manufacturing culture In 2006, inspired by their citys rich heritage of local manufacturers and craftspeople, Tulga Beyerle, Thomas Geisler, and Lilli Hollein, founders of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, began a special project, called Passionswege, which matched young designers with traditional workshops, manufacturers, and retailers in Vienna. By focusing on the transfer of knowledge and skills between the invited partners and carefully guiding the processyet leaving the potential for results quite openthey generated a series of encounters that worked quite differently from usual design collaborations.