Today, more than half of the world population lives in cities, and according to UN reports another 200,000 people arrive each day. In the next 20 years, cities around the globe will expand by 1.5 million square kilometres and in 25 years two-thirds of the world population will live in cities. Read more
7 October 2016
Fear of Life. The City as a Habitat to All
Social Design Symposium #3 , Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
Heiligenkreuzer Hof, Vienna
The actual (and not entirely surprising) political conditions of life in Austria and its neighboring countries is a burning as well as starting point to the planning of this international symposium. Fear respectively the creation of anxieties has become a much too powerful instrument of political persuasion. Solidaric processes are undermined if not destroyed, future is discount ed: if circumstances do obviously not improve at least they should not change anymore.
How do notions of innovation come into play in an atmosphere of rebordering Europe?
How could artists, how should intellectuals act now? And from where? Should they change the contexts of their work? Should they start to focus already on much younger generations? Or should they establish safe spaces inside institutions?
Come and discuss with our wonderful guests Ruth Wodak, Barbara Holub, Oto Hudec, Ton Matton, Kateřina Šedá, Angelika Fitz, Antonio Cosme, Andrew Herscher and Pawel Althamer!
Find the complete program and schedule here!
27 September 2016
Save the date!
27.-28. September 2016, 3-6pm
For further info see PoF in Linz 27.+28. September 2016
Image (c) Ruth Mateus-Berr, POF
12 September 2016
24 July 2016
Tschüss Media Markt! Tschüss Libro! Tschüss Interspar, Mr. Lee, New Yorker und Swarovski!
Social Design says goodbye to THE MALL with both a laughing and a crying eye. We are on the move to a new hotspot in the city. More info about our new location coming soon! In the meanwhile reach us during summer time via email@example.com
30 June 2016
The Essence 16
Jahresausstellung der Universität für angewandte Kunst
Opening: 30.06.2016 19:00
Location: Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Wien
Salah Ammo - DD Band (The Beat of Arabic Dabka & Kurdish Dilan)
LPETITV (Ventil Records)
Marie (Salto Capitale) DJ-Set
Joja (V ARE) DJ-Set
Architektur, Art & Science, Bildende Kunst, Bühnengestaltung, Design, Industrial Design, Konservierung und Restaurierung, Lehramt, Medienkunst, Social Design, Sprachkunst, TransArts
01.07.2016 - 15.07.2016
22 June 2016
Fokus Angewandte 2016
Social Design graduate students present their Master projects and are available for questions and conversations. Drop by at the Social Studio and have a look!
22.06.2016 // 12 - 18h // Wien Mitte - The Mall
Download the orientation plan here
8 June 2016
Social Design Alumni Series #6
- long drinks & long discussions-
"When the mind wanders" with Nisrine Boukhari
June 8th, 2016, 6pm
Location: Social Design Studio
“If you have an equation with No solution where there is no value of X that ever could make it true, then this equation has no solution. ”
From the Wanderism manifesto 2015
What is the “Wanderism is State of Mind” manifest as the artist proposed it, thereby coining the term “Wanderism”? Is it a situation that has been provoked in the mind of a wanderer, or is it the sum of social, political and psychological obstacles which are affecting the mind as well as the body to be in permanent movement? And what is the brain activity of "Mind Wandering", its practices in the creative field and how does the artist/wanderer relate to it socially and artistically?
6 June 2016
Start 6. June 2016 // 16:00 // Praterstern Station // 1020 Vienna
Virginia Lui and Karolína Plášková invite you to our never-ending exhibition on deterrent designs at Praterstern Station. The exhibition booklet will guide you through major existing design strategies in the area that are intentionally implemented to deter the homeless.
More and more do we witness deterrent designs being implemented in our urban spaces to control social behavior and conduct. While understanding that a certain level of control is needed to cohabitate harmoniously, how much control is too much control? Where do we find a balance between individual freedom on one end and excessive control on the other.
Learn more about the exhibition here: Cargocollective.com/massnahmen
2 June 2016
Workshop with Daniel Aschwanden and Conny Zenk.
Sounds, images and social media programs saved on smart phones serve as material for artistic reflexion. A transdisciplinary, public practice, that aims at adding new impulses to the current discourses of integration and the mediation of democratic values by using artistic means.
June 2nd, 12-16h
Free of charge!
The workshop is part of the series "Shared Activities" by studio Social Design (University of Applied Arts) in collaboration with TBA21/ Green Light project.
1 June 2016
Join us for Social Design FOKUS WEEK #3
RADICAL HOUSING ?!
Location: The Mall - Wien Mitte, Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 1b, 1030 Vienna
Hosted by Christina Schraml (content and curatorial concept)
with support by Brigitte Felderer (co-thinking) and Martin Färber (design)
The focus week on RADICAL HOUSING explores alternative approaches to housing developed bottom-up and along the lines of self-empowerment, affordability and solidarity. For this purpose, a living room will be installed at the shopping mall Wien Mitte for an entire week. The installation seeks to promote the importance and value of the right to housing. It features international students of the Social Design studio, various key activists and experts, case studies in the (alternative) housing debate, and anyone who would like to exchange experiences and discuss the notion of “RADICAL HOUSING”.
Programme in German.
Programme in English.
Further information and regular updates in the programme available here.