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
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
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.
29 May 2016
Chess Unlimited - Open Chess Tournament
Have you ever played chess in Beijing, Damascus or New York?
Chess is played by the same set of rules worldwide. This makes chess a universal language that can overcome barriers of origin, age, gender, class, religion, culture etc.
Chess players from all levels and countries are welcome to join!
Opening words by Kineke Mulder (chess player, organization) and Michael Ehn (chess journalist and historian)
Referee: Mag. Christian Srienz
No Entry Fee!
Prices for the three first placed & small gifts for all participants!
Entry/ Registration: 12- 12:45h
Registrations to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chess Unlimited is part of the "Shared Activities"- series by Studio Social Design (University of Applied Arts) in collaboration with TBA21/ Green Light project.
Photo by Eigenberg Fotografie
25 May 2016
- long drinks and long discussions-
LOVE LETTERS FOR FREE. WRITING IN THE PUBLIC SPACE
25th of May 2016, 6pm
Location: Social Design Studio
Scriveners are the professionals that write letters or documents for legal purposes, or for people who cannot read or write. Mexico City still maintains this dying tradition and a community of approximately 40 scriveners goes to work every day at the arcades of the Santo Domingo public square. Being a temporary scrivener was a nostalgic act for me and, as well, a means to have a direct interaction with passers-by. The scrivener writes in the public space and his or her writing is affected by the other, the client.
As the philosopher Alain Badiou states, love must be reinvented, but more importantly, it must be protected, because it is threatened by many fronts. Mexico, as many other parts of the world, is currently experiencing alarming social situations where violence and gore showmanship are the currency of exchange for public discourse. What then can be elaborated from a public and written call to reflect on our ideas about love? Is love something more than the "romantic"? Can we think of love as a daily action? As a social setting? As a conscious act?
(c) Photo by Daniela Whaley