A project of the Vienna Business Agency in collaboration with the MAK and in cooperation with the Ottakringer Brewery as a part of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
MAK Forum
29.5. – 6.10.2019: MAK Gallery 
11.9. – 5.10.2019: Gallery Die Schöne

Using the Ottakring site as an example, five creative teams will expose the untapped potential of production in the city. Using experimental prototypes, they explore show production and the circular economy for food, produce urban fashion, optimize urban planning in bionic settings, and make use of vacant spaces as virtual escape rooms in a playfully educational way. Starting from 29 May the teaser exhibition in the MAK GALLERY will give initial insight into the projects which will be shown in the Ottakringer Brewery from 11 September – 5 October 2019. Accompanying tours to Viennese locations of urban production, workshops, and talks invite discussion.

Curator: Erwin K. Bauer
Curatorial Team: Katharina Hölzl, Michael Herzog, Miriam Koller, Rainer Stadlbauer (buero bauer); Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör, Alice Jacubasch (Vienna Business Agency)


Program in Ottakring

The exhibition FUTURE FACTORY: Rethinking Urban Production presents trendsetting ideas on how neighborhood production can be experienced on the grounds of the Ottakringer Brewery.
The five best ideas of the Challenge FUTURE FACTORY, launched by the Vienna Business Agency at the beginning of the year, were developed into prototypes for the exhibition in Ottakring. Thus, wechselstrom shows the potential of slime molds for urban planning while Daryn Chook designs urban-sustainable fashion. As a part of an Urban Food Hub from vertical farm institute, a DJ school for girls and women run by Masha Dabelka, and an interactive Escape Room with augmented reality by Polycular, you can see how sustainable production can be anchored in a lively neighborhood.
The exhibition will be opened with a podium discussion in which important voices on the topic of urban production will have their say. The keynote address will be presented by StudioVlayStreeruwitz (Lina Streeruwitz and Bernd Vlay), which specializes in urbanism, research, and architecture. In addition, the Superscape competition, which is based on architectural concepts and creative experiments, will be opened for submissions.


Wed, 11 Sep 2019
Free admission

6 p.m.
Lecture and Podium Discussion
With a keynote address from StudioVlayStreeruwitz and panel contributions from Elke Rauth (dérive, Urbanize), Daniel Podmirseg (vertical farm institute), Lina Streeruwitz (StudioVlayStreeruwitz)
Ottakringer Cafeteria, Ottakringer Platz 1, 1160 Vienna
Followed by
Opening of the exhibition
FUTURE FACTORY: Rethinking Urban Productionn
The designers are present and guide you through the exhibition
8 p.m.
Interactive Lecture & Showcase: Turntablista—Showcase
The experienced music producer and DJ Masha Dabelka travels through music history with the workshop audience, talks about the basic physical conditions of instruments and playback devices, and offers an introduction to music media.
GALERIE Die Schöne on the grounds of the Ottakringer Brewery, Kuffnergasse 7, 1160 Vien