Der Angriff der Gegenwart - Aussichten im Postwachstum
Tackling undiscovered possibilities of urban furniture
Collective Refurbishing of a Viennese Park
Urban Research & Open Call Floridsdorf
In order to process
"HANDS ON" - material and immaterial resources in urban futures
Unconditional access to water, the possibility to swim and live such resources should be open to all
Marlene Hübner and Amelie Schlemmer
A fluid-structure that aims to weave a social fabric around the practice of urban bathing
Social infrastructures are not limited to water, gas, electricity or public transport.
reclaiming commodified touristic spaces in Bad Gastein
Full-height 90% Black Strikethrough
An ongoing virtual space project that opens a counter-position to the reality of social distance
Long walk exploration through the night in Vienna in search of the unknown
Essay film that captures conversations with underground explorers.
A magazine that focuses on the appreciation of human labour within and for the urban fabric.
A walk-in installation and performance creating a space of social encounter
an interactive night walk
The power of dancing in times of socio-political crisis - a symposium and exhibition
Eliza Chojnacka and Lena Michalik
Artificial Mushroom Cultivation as a Solution to Food Source After a Global Catastrophe
Avatars are in paradox situations reflecting on the new digital (social-distance) relationships
During covid-19, a fictional movie tells a story about a family (without them being aware of it).
The Call triggers a discourse and examination of the idea of a UBI along creative minds
Artistic research project investigating the impact of the film industry on the Jordanian desert.
The project examines the domination of cars in urban space
Jelena Maschke, Laura Mann, Paulina Flores
A self replicating synthesizer
Dissertation exploring aspects of how cultural buildings in Bulgaria arose from 19th C. until today.
The programme explored on the potential impact of Social Design in Bad Eisenkappel.
A democratically organised Choir uses the acoustics of staircases to create atmospheric stages
A focus on rescuing and revitalizing indigenous songs from Latin America through an online Archive
This Project deals and reacts to the concept of National anthems as a political instrument.
Ana - Marija Vašiček
Clara Hirschmanner, Alberta Sinani
A story on handing on and passing on
A Series of Psychological Perspectives on the Corona Crisis
Online sessions to learn about strategies of how to adjust to challenging and stressful times
Artistic Practices as an active way to reflect on situations and emotions and deal with them
Short experimental film referring to the absence of touch and the sense of distance.
A journey in search of communication tools that alternate the virtual forms of human interaction
Students developed concepts to approach consumerism around the industry of food and goods
Focus Week based in exploring and experimenting methodologies in map-making and information design
Cooperation with urbanize! 2020 »Common Spaces, Hybrid Places«
the needs of a multivocal collaborative basis for sustainable interventions
Fabian Ritzi and Felix Hohmann
Amanda Sperger, Robert Bettinger
Fabian Ritzi and Raphael Volkmer
A series of chair prototypes following the principles of re-use and circular economy
A platform for real time participation using time-based visual media
A game in the city. With the city. For the city. A game that can become a manifestation.
A public performance staged at the Austrian train stations
Staging daily urban interventions of the city administrations artistically
Finding new perspectives on human behaviour in cities
Alternative usage of staircases
An audio guide for Wien Mitte – The Mall
Creating an urban fairy tale at Österreichischer Platz in Stuttgart
Examining railway stations as "non-places"
Encouraging city-making from below through benches
Fostering community and participation in Gemona del Friuli
Teenagers visualized ideas that point towards a socially and ecologically sustainable city
Minimal interventions reflecting the role of public space for young adults
The Studio held 3 workshops reflecting on: What children have to say about the future of our cities?
Social Design workshops at the annual children's art university
A project dealing with urban wildness and how children can relate to it.
A project working with school girls on their participation in public space.
Addressing one of the tragic social drawbacks of China's rapid economic development.
Installation inspired by the game and the unsurmountable borders separating regions around the world
Exhibition in the Gallery of the City of Villach with projects and works of the Social Design Studio
The focus week explored the potentials of objects in relation to current societal challenges
Surfing while juggling. My years in Berlin as an independent designer
Circular Strategies - Material Matters
Talk on the experience at the City of Vienna employment.
An insight on the professional life experience at the department of urban planning in Graz.
Talk with an insight into intergenerational practices
Presentation of the Project “Labor Concept Store"
re-thinking, re-shaping and re-inventing conditions of existence in the city
Susanne Gutsche, Evgeniia Kozlova, Dimitrije Andrijevic
The publication is a collection of stories and recipes by people who challenge food norms
Podcast episodes that look further into the Albanian community in Vienna by sharing experiences
Miniature dioramas show excerpts of daily lives of people who are affected by a chronic condition.
“Landprobe” invites city dwellers to try out life in the countryside in autumn 2020.
Alpine spaces between world flight, national eroticism and political activism
changing society’s approach to dementia through art and deisgn
Redesigning the entrance of a hospital
Examining Austrian identity - idealized traditions and aesthetics of Apline regions
tackling the topic of physical disabilities and the challenges that arise from "othering"
creating a supportive space for women with migration background
Exploring Tiblisi and the power of dance
Exploring the malleable culture of Malta
On liminality or the feeling of being in-between a state or space
urban mining - the city as a source of (im)material resources
The city as an extreme habitat
A Work in Progress
Wandering in our city
Rural and Peripheral Regeneration Strategies
The workshop explored various communication strategies to challenge the global growth imperative
The exhibition aims to show the unrest against the exploitation of material and immaterial resources
Global Players and Climate Sinners gathered around one table to gamble for the climate crisis
Concept for a series of interventions and workshops in Bełchatów, a monotown in central Poland
an exhibition against the ‘business as usual’ in the construction industry
A Code of Conduct of how to battle climate change
A public workspace in the framework of the Vienna Biennale 2017
Deconstruction and Re-Use of materials within the city development of Vienna
OMI is an investigation into the the potentials for Re-use and Urban Mining of construction waste.
An Exhibition + a site intervention to enhance the resources of ‘Nordbahnof’.
'Some Call Them Balkans’ is a frame for the next Ground Tour (#1), taking place in 2018/19.
GELATI TALKS was a public installation to challenge discourse within upcoming socio-spatial changes.
Playful strategies against Nomophobia
a temporary inflatable installation in historically loaded places in Cracow
Unentdeckte Möglichkeiten von Stadtmobiliar
A public square as open platform for the University of Applied Arts Vienna
“The Invisibles” addresses the situation of Roma people in Bulgaria and Macedonia
Creating resilience in Roma communities
Connecting passengers of the train between Bratislava and Vienna through of stories of commuters.
An initiative that promotes social encounters by movement in the city
on the conditions of new and precarious labour in the security sector
Exploring the former Monte Carlo of the Alps
Reframing the traditional urban planning perspective by emphasizing the idea of ‘human’ elements
Exploring the transformative potential of questions
A soft machine replacing "solutionism" with "questionism"
Watch a short movie about the Social Design studio
exhibition on the cultural- and contemporary history of craftsmanship / Schallaburg 2019
PlaceCity – Placemaking for thriving cities
Cross-border cooperation between design institutions transitioning to the digital age
challenging the existing narrative(s) of the silk road
Tackling undiscovered possibilities of urban furniture - a study and on-site project
Examining issues of housing and co-existence in urban and rural contexts.
Rezoning of word and Wälderhaus
来我 “家” 喝茶拉呱
Travelling exhibition through Vienna’s 10th district Favoriten reflecting on the housing crisis.
Interdisciplinary research study on a public space in Vienna's 2nd district
A Social Design view on Grätzelhood
neighborhood and how to contribute to it
„Aus dem Rahmen“ aims to create visibility and exchange for elderly queer people.
Turnover = to bring the bottom to the top or vice versa; to invert
Visit to Anton Brenner’s „Wohnmaschine“ on March 8th 2017.
Output of the Focus Week on issues of housing and co-existence.
A cooperation for the Urbanize 2016 Opening Parade in Vienna!
A project using creative tools for engagement with the local community in Lovech, Bulgaria.
Intensive distribution of positive impulses through sticky notes in a politically heated atmosphere.
An advocate for a culture of diversity and platform for exchange around belonging.
Narrative Interventions as Strategy for Site Description and Social Transformation
Observing and experiencing team and presentation skills in context of a design process.
grasping Vienna's 10th district
Permanent Temporality of Refugee Camps
The ship is the heterotopia par excellence. Michel Foucault
What is the role of art and design in the context of an atmosphere of fear?
Café Namsa is a social business that functions as a bridge to the labourmarket for refugees.
A project dealing with the phenomenon of fear in politics, minds, cities and public spaces.
Fear of Life. The City as a Habitat to All dealt with fear in society, art and design.
Using the medium radio as a tool to communicate with and avoid the victimisation of refugees.
Adressing conflictual situations by using strategies of dancing and movement.
A project dealing with the effects of bureaucratic lunacy on individual lives.
In dem handgezeichneten Stopmotion-Film erzählen Migranten über ihre Ankunft in Wien.
Two series developed in the context of the "Green Light" project by Olafur Eliasson at TBA21.
A collaborative project creating spaces for and with refugees.
Using the sensation of taste to relate to the issues of belonging, home and identity.
An installation adressing the reciprocal effects of child poverty and deficient education.
"Das Bienvenue: ein Recht auf Raum für alle" investigates possibilities of arriving and staying.
Adressing the problematic nature of binary identity politics through encounter in public space.
Eine filmische Auseinandersetzung mit Austrofaschismus und Nationalsozialismus.
The Social Design Studio was invited to participate at the Fair.versity 2016 at MAK, Vienna.
The Ground Tour was an explorative excursion to what's behind the Italian Renaissance facades.
Projects developing strategies on special needs in the city.
A collection of experiences by discovering ways to describe various uterus-related qualities
Co-Designing tools for children with multiple disabilities - MoMe Budapest
Potentials of arts-based research and methods for challenges which dementia
The facade of an elderly home as medium for communication
Ex-Life is a research project and campaign promoting acceptance of organ transplantation.
How could you give your organ to a stranger?
Visually impaired use photography to show us a different way to perceive and discover the city.
How can people with dementia participate in public life as long as possible?
Entwickelt im Schulkontext Designtools für Kinder mit besonderen Bedürfnissen.
A project dealing with the material translations of indentities.
A project about culturally defined perceptions of waste.
Discussing public space and urban commons along the lines of public toilets.
Fluxum Mirum frames the city as a living organism in which citizens become local experts.
A long-term process of research and operations in a zone between Vienna’s Prater and Danube.
Informal practices in the city. Or: the utopia/dystopia of the regulated/ordered city.
Program invented and hosted by Social Design first-year students
A public assembly on the right to the city
A project for collaborative programming of public space.
Weekly live-stream concert series in an underground parking lot.
Dealing with deterrent design in public space, adressing subtle strategies of exclusion.
Entwickelt ein Soundtool um Potenziale von “Zwischenraum“ in der Stadt zu untersuchen.
Urban explorations in Vienna trying to discover different dimensions of transition.
Fighting for the right to the city with a pillow and a coffee cup!
A project using personal narratives to counteract the tendencies of radical top-down city planning.
A performative installation at Forum Alpbach 2015.
A project adressing the significance of death and cementeries for (national) identities.
Collecting projects on networks, solidarity and small subversive actions.
The potential of second hand book stores for a community
A networking project to exchange of ideas, skills, knowledge, time and resources.
An online platform aiming at connecting solidaric projects all over Europe.
Examining forms of protest and resistance. How are seeds of solidarity planted in social movements?
Adressing gender inequality in the context of Vietnam through artistic strategies.
Wer würde behaupten, die Rolltreppe wäre eine gute oder eine schlechte Erfindung?
A trans-university collaboration preparing the hosting of Kulturhauptstadt 2024 in Austria.
A workshop programme by Eleni Boutsika-Palles and Matilde Igual
with Anna Vasof
With Brigitte Felderer
"Hearing the Grass Grow" - Social Design Summer School 2021
What happens to the city when night falls? Who walks alone in the streets? Who programmes the night?
Theorizing Social Design – with Brigitte Felderer, Christina Schraml
Social Design is invisible!
The Social Design summer school 2016 took place at Steinhaus Domenig, Carinthia
A workshop on failure, chance and coincidence.
The introductory phase transports the fundamental contents of the programme.
A hands-on course on methodology and research skills.
A course on team skills in design processes by Ruth Mateus-Berr.
A course on presentation skills within the artistic field.
Basic principles of artistic strategies and the organisation of projects
Discovering new dimensions of labour and values assigned to it apart from monetary aspects.
Creating a network for arts and crafts in post-industrial Bulgaria to support traditional crafts.
A collection of talks, seminars and other formats relevant to the master programme.
Ideas and projects from the Social Design Studio
A workshop for the IF – Social Design for Sustainable Cities conference, Warsaw Oct. 2020
Socially-Engaged Art/ Architecture /Urbanism
Film screening and discussion with the filmmakers Florian Kläger and Lisa Sperling
Lectures series in cooperation with Site Specific Art
Student's lectures at Kunsthalle Exnergasse
with Katarina Šoškić, Jakob Travnik and Philipp Furtenbach, Theo Deutinger
Research residency - Zdravko Haderlap
Fokus Week coordinated by Andreas Fogarasi
Programme by Simon Höher
Focus Days curated by Frida Robles
WINTER TERM 20/21
SUMMER TERM 21
Focus Week November 2020
Exhibition - University Gallery Heiligenkreuzer Hof
Seminar where ideas and concepts were discussed to think and conceptualize Social Design.
How to communicate social design activities?
Baukultur Stammtisch with afo architekturforum oberösterreich and kulturtankstelle
The Social Design Studio at the documenta 2017
Social Design alumni public lecture series
Visit: Bishop Kameeta, Namibian Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare
An urban adventure exploring the hidden treasures of Social Design projects in Vienna.
A tour in Vienna in memory of deported Hungarian Jewish forced laborers in 1944/45.
The Italian Dinner "ACCATTONI" was an event organized in support of the excursion the "Ground Tour".
A seminar on notions of identity and home in the urban context
A lecture on notions of identity and home in the urban context
Detects hidden cultures in Vienna to find out about potentials of productive exchange.