People who immigrate bring along knowledge, new perspectives, cultural capital, professional skills, high motivation, and a willingness to learn. How can the cultural capital and the advantages of successful integration into our society be identified and leveraged? The underlying question of what design can contribute to moderating in the area of employment and integration of refugees requires an open concept of design and a new morality as to its use.
A project as part of the design> new strategies partnership between the MAK and the Vienna Business Agency, creative center departure.
Curated by: IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna, Harald Gruendl, Ulrike Haele
Project coordination: Thomas Geisler, Curator, MAK Design Collection; Miriam Kathrein, Vienna Business Agency, creative center departure
THE DISCUSSION more >>
Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 6:30 p.m.
What design can do to maximize the potentials of refugees in terms of integration and work? more >>
Wed, 29 Jun 2016, 12:00 non–6:00 p.m.
in the context of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2016
MAK Design Nite
Tue, 4 Oct 2016, 7 p.m.
MAK Design Space and MAK Columned Main Hall
VIENNA BIENNALE App
Nominate your "Changemakers" for the StadtFabrik topics!
The ongoing VIENNA BIENNALE Ideas for Change app serves as a participative tool for the StadtFabrik. Changemakers can continue to be nominated for the main themes of the StadtFabrik and add to the densifying network of established creative industrial production in the city.
The changemaker nominated by the StadtFabrik [City factory] for the area INCLUSION, A Wiener, halal!, makes the typical Austrian “Wiener” hotdog stand accessible to a broader audience by adapting it to Islamic dietary restrictions (“halal”). This artistic intervention merges stereotypes and culinary traditions and inspires encounters, dialog, and mutual respect through common mealtimes.
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