exhibits in vienna . . .

on a recent visit to vienna, we were able to visit close friends that we haven’t seen for some time and see some interesting exhibits about art and design. the first viennese katarina actually lives now in manhattan; she was able to share her holiday with us at some of her favorite home town spots. the second viennese katharina, back in vienna after long stays away in basel and rome, took us outside vienna to enjoy the view (and the grüner veltliner) from the hilly periphery of weinerwald. here are just a few impressions of the experiences we had and the things that we saw on our long weekend in vienna . . .

künstlerhaus: essence 13, jahresausstellung der universität für wien.
the essence 2013 zeigt ausgewählte künstlerische einzel- und gruppenarbeiten von studierenden und absolventInnen aller klassen aus dem studienjahr 2012/13. die jahresausstellung der universität für angewandte kunst wien gilt als höhepunkt eines studienjahres und spiegelt . . .

künstlerhaus: essence 13

annual exhibit for the university of applied arts vienna: essence 13

an exhibition of the mak (austrian museum of ppplied arts / contemporary art) supported by the city of vienna on the occasion of the viennese year of the bicycle and the international conference velo-city 2013. the sound of cycling: urban cycling cultures in vienna. mobility in urban agglomerations is a hot topic. alongside a functioning public transport network, individual mobility also plays a significant role. the cityscape of the 21st century seems to be undergoing a transformation: the bicycle is experiencing a recurrence as a cheap means of transportation, a way to do one’s body good, an expression of sustainable behavior, and a fashionable lifestyle product . . .

tour du monde • bicycles stories

one would be hard-pressed to find a single area of our everyday lives and material culture that has not been swept up in the “participatory revolution” of the past several years. the do-it-yourself movement is now an omnipresent phenomenon; the design field’s current development is increasingly characterized by the fusion of production and consumption. the problematic issues raised by this “prosumer culture” range from a perceived need to decentralize and democratize goods production to both the criticism of mass consumption & the theme of sustainability in light of ongoing resource depletion . . .

the legancy of victor papenek in vienna

nomadic furniture 3.0

china, japan, south korea and taiwan are currently seeing architectural and urban projects that amalgamate social awareness, ecological strategies and artistic practices in new ways. the reflection on local traditions and conditions as well as a critical awareness of global media technologies lead to an architectural approach that is less interested in iconic objects and spectacular forms than in a structural realignment of society in its spatial dimensions. this development heralds the emergence of a social aesthetic of architecture in the east asian cultural sphere whose strategies and tactics could prove decisive for the way we deal with dwindling resources on a global scale . . .

eastern promises: architecture

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posted 11 July 2013

categories design, education