The Viennese duo Vandasye (Peter Umgeher and Georg Schnitzer), MAK Designers in Residence of 2012, will be staging a cooperative design happening together with Michael Anastassiades (GB), Patrick Rampelotto / Fritz Pernkopf (IT/AT), taliaYsebastian (AT) and the visitors as a contribution to Vienna Design Week.
Umgeher and Schnitzer, who originated the design for the current exhibition MADE 4 YOU. Design for Change (on view till 7 October 2012) deal with the possibilities of a transformed (post-)industrial paradigm of production, assembling a series of devices for the collective, onsite production of tableware and other items for use by the visitors to this experimental party with an unpredictable ending.
Under the motto of design> new strategies, the MAK and departure will be holding a series of so-called design links. In five evening events all in all, personalities from the areas of design, the economy, and research from all over the world will be entering into a dialogue with the local creative community.
The holdings of the MAKs collection of textiles, which is one of the foremost textile collections in the world, cover the time from Late Antiquity until today; they encompass the globe with works from nearly all parts of Asia and Europe, and even South America. The collection is a comprehensive material archive reflecting the artistic, technical, and economic developments of this special field throughout the last 1,500 years. This richness of the material archive gives it a unique capability of illustrating the multifaceted, international cultural interconnections that have developed over the centuries.