What if Viennas 1st district became a workplace for manufacturing? Imagine an inner city as a campus site, where living, working, and exchange of knowledge come together. How do we expose the potential of a specific site? How can we make new connections between different producers, sellers, services, workers, buyers and consumers? The workshop investigates and indicates all the companies, services etc. and will discover potentials and models of local manufactories. The journey through the project itself is the product of the assignment. The focus will be on research and the determination of qualities. The production line of the process will be reevaluated and more services in the campus should be used in the project. Instead of large factories in the citys periphery bringing their products into the city center, cluttering its roads, the workshop aims to think about small, specialized units spread throughout the city. These units should work together like the services on a campus. The workshop will take place in the exhibition WerkStadt Vienna: Design Engaging the City (12 December 2012 17 March 2013), curated by Sophie Lovell and designed by Studio Makkink & Bey.
Studio Makkink & Bey was founded 2002 by architect Rianne Makkink and designer Jurgen Bey in Rotterdam. The studios team investigates the various domains of applied art while studying the tension between the private and public domain. Taking a critical stance towards the designing of public space, buildings and interiors, exhibitions and products is pivotal. studiomakkinkbey.nl
The workshops are intended for young professionals with an interdisciplinary orientation active in design, engineering and other creative fields, also third and fourth year students are welcome. The number of participants is limited to 20. Please mail your application including a motivational statement (500 words max.) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3 December 2012. Attendance is free. Cost of materials, unless provided by the MAK, is to be covered by participants.
Workshop held in English Free admission Program development: Thomas Geisler, MAK Curator Design, Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör, Concept and Project Management departure
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 d>nite is one of the highlights of the MAKs special program in the context of the Vienna Design Week (184.108.40.206.2013). This DIY happening conceived for NOMADIC FURNITURE 3.0. New Liberated Living? shows contemporary strategies for do-it-yourself construction as a collective process.
The Historicism and Art Nouveau Collection on permanent display includes an overview of a hundred years of Thonet furniture production. These and other timeless items of bent wood furniture manifest a creative approach that ingeniously exploits the properties of the material and points to new ways ahead for seating furniture.
The MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, founded in 1994, is a contemporary, experimental, multi-disciplinary center for art and architecture and is based today in three of the most important houses by the Austrian-American architect Rudolph M. Schindler. The core of the programming includes the internationally sought-after MAK Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program, an annual residency program for emerging international artists and architects.
The Wiener Werkstätte (WW, 19031932) left a lasting mark on the history of product development and even today its output continues to be a significant influence for architects and designers. Apart from numerous objects from WW-production, since 1955 the MAK holds its archive that provides illustration of the production process of the products made in the Werkstätte, and also clarifies their identification and specifications.