A series of talks organized by the MAK in cooperation with the Arbeiterkammer Wien as part of the MAK FUTURE LAB
To date, gainful employment has been a mechanism for economic and social advancement. What opportunities will continue to exist in the future to achieve such advancement? What motivates social advancement, and can one envisage its being divorced from economic advancement?
Verena Dengler, Artist
Daniel Häni, Entrepreneur, Founder of the initiative Grundeinkommen [Basic income]
Markus Marterbauer, Head of the Economics and Statistics Department, Arbeiterkammer Wien
Friederike Spiecker, Economist
Christian Tod, Filmmaker (Director of Free Lunch Society)
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director of the MAK and Head of the VIENNA BIENNALE
The MAK FUTURE LAB is a creative laboratory founded by the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art. Through workshops, lectures,
panel discussions, and other formats the MAK FUTURE LAB generates interdisciplinary contributions to a humane shaping and
utilization of Digital Modernity. It positions design, architecture, and fine art as driving forces of socially, ecologically,
culturally, and economically sustainable market economy models. Through diverse cooperations, it networks these creative sectors
with the fields of science, research, business, and politics. The MAK FUTURE LAB aspires to develop both holistic orientation
models and strategies for the commons inspired by such models, as well as concrete, innovative business ideas for the future.