CityFactory: Demonstrators in Vienna

CityFactory: Demonstrators in Vienna

We Make, Give Al. Don’t waste Al

In cooperation with the Montanuniversität Leoben, the necessity of closing materials cycles becomes a design task. So that it stays in the materials loop, household aluminum waste is melted down in a smelting furnace in the middle of the city. This valuable material circulating through our daily lives is cast in ingots, which, over the course of the MAK exhibition, continue to stack up as the symbolic currency of urban mining. Prior to this enactment within the city space, the agency We Make has devised a campaign—in the form of an aluminum packaging collection drive—to sensitize the Viennese to this topic. (Photos: – Lorenz Seidler)

Grüngasse 27, 1050 Vienna

Opening hours:
23.06.-25.06.: 4-7 p.m.
22.-24.09.: jeweils 16 – 19 Uhr 4-7 p.m.

Supported by: Landesinnung Wien der Spengler und Kupferschmiede, Montanuniversität Leoben


Post-Couture Collective and meshit

Going beyond any DIY aesthetic, Post-Couture offers international fashion designs as open digital patterns for people to produce themselves. The clothing pieces are produced locally using a laser cutter or ordered as prefabricated sets. For the VIENNA BIENNALE, tools of the maker culture are transferred into a shopping context. Together with Austrian fashion label meshit, Post Couture is bringing a future consumption and production scenario to life in a Viennese store as an alternative to the fast-paced fashion industry. (Photos: – Lorenz Seidler)

15.-24.09.: QWSTION Store Vienna, Zieglerg. 38, 1070 Vienna

Opening hours:
15.-24.09.: Tue– Fr 11 a.m.-7 p.m. / Sa 11 a.m.-6 p.m.


Design Studio Dankl, Public Design Consultation Vienna

Kathrina Dankl uses the fact that apparently we hardly or never use 80% of our things as the theme for her public design consultation and offers a ritual for getting rid of our possessions. Residents bring items and tell the designer the personal story of each object. A clay replica is made together, whereby volume and details become configurable. Thereupon the object is freed up for a new narrative with a new owner. The project is a socially as well as materially transient sculpture, including liquidation at the end of the project: by flooding the clay replicas and giving away the items. (Photos: – Lorenz Seidler)

Passage / The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna

Opening hours:
15.-24.09.: 10-6.30 p.m. (closed on Monday)

Personal Design Consultation with Kathrina Dankl,
Registration – by e-mail ( or on-site
19.-23.9.2017: 4.30 – 6.30 p.m.

Party of Things
Sunday, 24.9.2017, 4.30 p.m.


Markus Jeschaunig, Urban Oasis

This project takes urban energy cycles as a starting point and draws attention to the topic of urban food production. Warm air—which otherwise escapes from air conditioning and refrigeration units into the atmosphere as wasted energy—is used constructively through a design for a tropical greenhouse. Urban Oasis parasitically docks onto technical infrastructure and buildings and creates an urban agriculture framework available year-round for residents’ shared use. Urban Oasis is being developed in cooperation with cultural scientist Christiane Lienhart and the vertical farm institute (Vienna). (Photo: Markus Jeschaunig)

Friedrichstrasse 2-4, 1010 Wien

Opening  hours:
24 hours

Wed 20.9., 5-6:30 pm
“Energy Walk” / guided walk with Markus Jeschaunig and Sebastian Sautter (vertical farm institute, Vienna)

Fri 22.9., 5-6:30 pm
Salad Bar. Harvesting-Event & Discussion, with Bernhard Scharf, Barbara Edler


Paradocks, Space Enabler

Paradocks illustrate the potential of co-creation and collaboration for new creative business models. The Packhaus in Marxergasse, currently in use as commercial real estate, is a model project for realizing affordable workspaces in the city. What work patterns arise in the context of New Work, what do rooms look like wherein communal ideas and projects are developed, collected, and promulgated? Team Paradocks invites VIENNA BIENNALE visitors to explore the potential of new work with a creative journey. (Photos: – Lorenz Seidler)

Das Packhaus, Marxergasse 24/2, 1030 Vienna

Opening hours:
Fri 15.- Sun 24.09.2017
8-10 a.m.: Café on the ground floor
8 a.m.-8 p.m.: Free FLEX workstations, meeting rooms (Registration at
19.09. 6-6:45 p.m.: RESTORATIVE YOGA / clear your mind with Kristina in the garden (German)
20.09.  6-6:45 p.m.: RE-CREATIVE YOGA / work-off your body with Karolina in the garden (English)
21.09. 6-8 p.m.: Creative Spaces walk-in hour

t.b.a. Tours  DAS PACKHAUS

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Team Wien, PARK

At the edge of the Naschmarkt, Team Wien opens up a spatial resource activated by means of an open structure. Based on the price range of Viennese markets, inexpensive spaces can be reserved on a digital platform under communal terms of use in order to develop, present, and market ideas and projects. As a concrete offering and informal site for creative collaboration, the project alludes to the changes in the realm of work and challenges municipal authorities to reflect on the allocation of workspaces as part of the commons. Check out the Crowdfunding Campaign. (Rendering: Team Wien)

Parking Linken Wienzeile, (Höhe Linke Wienzeile 60-64), 1060 Vienna

Opening Hours:
Fri, 15. – Sun, 24.9.2017,
Mon–Sun 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Fri, 15.9., 6–10 p.m.: Team Wien music platform
Fri, 22.9., 4–10 p.m.: Tingel Tangel music platform
Sat, 23.9. + Sun, 24.9., 3–6 p.m.: Furniture workshop with Nut & Feder (formerly Bockwerk)