The exhibition in the MAK DESIGN SPACE is presenting the winners of Project ViennaA Design Strategy. How to React to a City?, the competition of ideas held jointly by MAK & departure.
More than a hundred submissions came in from twenty countries; an expert jury chose three projects, which won the day because of their subversive approach and hypothetical, inspirational tendencies. With his A.R.S.A #01 Architecture saves Austria, Klaus Stattmann developed a visor prosthesis for the statue of Pallas Athene in front of the Parliament building as a monitoring and surveillance medium in service of the population. UPgrading VIENNA by VERY Architects/ex.it-architektur disposes of old building substance and tourist sights by lifting them up to the skies and creating space for the New, whereas Marei Wollersberger / Jessica Charlesworth lead the Viennese into self-sufficiency with Citizen Evolution and demonstrate which urban resources can be exploited in an innovative way.
Curator Thomas Geisler
Assistant Karin Ferrari
Concept development Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör/departure, Sebastian Hackenschmidt/MAK
Exhibition catalogue of the same title, in the form of a special map of Vienna, including the three prizewinners and the 17 best projects, German/English, 256 pages, freytag & berndt, Vienna 2010, EUR 18.95. MAK Design Shop
The cooperation agreed upon for 2009 between MAK and departure aims to establish a new platform in Vienna for future-oriented projects that expand the concept of design.