Klaus Kodydek, Eva Maria Mair, Clara Rosa Rindler-Schantl

GELATI TALKS was a public installation to challenge discourse within upcoming socio-spatial changes.

Preceded by many intense conversations held with people who live, work or spend their time in the area, a kiosk at Julius-Tandler-Platz - a square within a big urban development area – was turned into a temporary space for lively exchange between the 11th and 16th of February 2018. The collected stories dealt with current lives lived there, community, upcoming changes and taking part in urban development. By showing the various perspectives at the kiosk, as well as by providing situation-specific inputs, a multifaceted public discourse was opened up. Enabling a low-threshold interaction between all stakeholders - from local politicians and investor representatives to neighbors, other interested people and passersbys - allowed encounters of different life realities and opinions.

GELATI TALKS tackled the need of democratic spaces, created bottom-up, where a wide public has access to information and there is a possibility to exchange with others in the context of urban development.


“Buzz”, kollektiv franz josef, 2018


“Stories”, kollektiv franz josef, 2018


“Discussion input”, kollektiv franz josef, 2018


WS 2017/18
Julius-Tandler-Platz / Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof Wien
Klaus Kodydek
Eva Maria Mair
Clara Rosa Rindler-Schantl