The first Biennale for art, design, and architecture
21.6. — 1.10.2017


The Vienna Biennale is the first event of its kind to combine art, design, and architecture, with the aim of generating creative ideas and artistic projects to help improve the world. more


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Az W Nordbahn-Halle / Symposia

Care + Repair Symposium

The partners in the research project outline the complexities of the local context for the work on the urban future of the Vienna Nordbahnhof grounds.

The Care + Repair symposium is an example of combining all sorts of urban knowledge by bringing together local experts, the partners of the Mischung: Nordbahnhof research and development project, and the six international teams of architects invited to work on the Care + Repair project on the Nordbahnhof site. The partners in the research project outline the complexities of the local context for the work on the urban future of the Vienna Nordbahnhof grounds. The participating architecture teams present examples of their own approaches to the Care + Repair project in lectures followed by responses from the local experts.

Symposium in English

Meeting point: Nordbahn-Halle next to the Wasserturm, Leystraße. corner of Taborstraße, Nordbahnhof, 1020 Vienna
Admission free
Registration: office@azw.at

In context of the exhibition Care + Repair. A public workspace by the Architekturzentrum Wien

More information at azw.at 

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MAK / MAK FUTURE LAB

Longing for Labor

Inaugural event

Work has become the determining factor of our identity. But human labor is increasingly being replaced by a workforce of self-learning intelligent robots, and the economy appreciates people only as consumers. 

A series of talks organized by the MAK in cooperation with the Arbeiterkammer, Vienna as part of the MAK FUTURE LAB

 

 

A panel discussion by MAK FUTURE LAB in cooperation with the Arbeiterkammer Wien.Work has become the determining factor of our identity. But human labor is increasingly being replaced by a workforce of self-learning intelligent robots, and the economy appreciates people only as consumers. How does this impact our way of life, apart from evident economic issues? Can we finally do what we have always wanted to do? Do we actually know what to do? Do we want robots to relieve us from our labor? Could the relief eventually become a burden?

Introduction
Maria Kubitschek, head of the Economics Department and Deputy Director of the Arbeiterkammer Wien

Participants
Harald Gruendl, designer and founder, IDRV - Institute of Design Research Vienna
Christian Korunka, Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Vienna
Doris Krüger/Krüger & Pardeller, artist
Wolfgang Price, economist
Doris Rothauer, author and CEO of Büro für Transfer
Christa Schlager, head of the Economic Policy Department, Arbeiterkammer Wien

Moderator
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director of the MAK and head of the VIENNA BIENNALE

MAK Columned Main Hall
Admission free

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The MAK FUTURE LAB is a creative laboratory founded by the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art. Through workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and other formats the MAK FUTURE LAB generates interdisciplinary contributions to a humane shaping and utilization of Digital Modernity. It positions design, architecture, and fine art as driving forces of socially, ecologically, culturally, and economically sustainable market economy models. Through diverse cooperations, it networks these creative sectors with the fields of science, research, business, and politics. The MAK FUTURE LAB aspires to develop both holistic orientation models and strategies for the commons inspired by such models, as well as concrete, innovative business ideas for the future.

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THU
29.06.
16:00 –
17:30

MAK / Tours

Curator-guided tour: Hello, Robot. & ARTIFICIAL TEARS

with Marlies Wirth, Curator Digital Culture and Curator Design Collection, MAK

Hello, Robot. tells the story of a convergence of humans and machines...

Robotics-driven by Digital Modernity-has already fundamentally altered our working and daily lives. Hello, Robot. tells the story of a convergence of human and machine. More than 200 exhibition objects from the realms of art, design, and architecture, as well as examples from technology, film, literature, fashion, science, and pop culture examine the inexorable hype around intelligent machines and the crucial role played by design. This first comprehensive exhibition on the opportunities and challenges of robotics invites visitors to reconsider their own attitude towards these new technologies.

The group exhibition ARTIFICIAL TEARS cites a speculative, unwritten chapter of human history. The augmentation or "optimization" of the human organism is completely redefining conventional concepts and lifestyles. It is becoming increasingly implausible to differentiate between "real" people and their incarnation in the media. Thirteen artists examine the quality of "humanness" against the background of science fiction and "singularity."

Meeting Point: MAK Exhibition Hall
Cost: MAK Admission Ticket + € 5

More information on the exhibition Hello, Robot here
More information on the exhibition ARTIFICIAL TEARS here.

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FRI
30.06.
12:00 –
13:00

MAK / Tours

Midday Tour: Hello, Robot.

In part silently and invisibly, robotics has already changed broad areas of...

The intrusion of intelligent, autonomous machines into our everyday lives has long been more than just a utopian fantasy. In part silently and invisibly, robotics has already fundamentally changed broad areas of our living and working environments, whereby the relationship of human beings to this new technology is often ambivalent. In this tour, we make contact with an increasingly ubiquitous species: the robot. 

Cost: MAK Admission Ticket + € 3.50

More information at mak.at

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SAT
01.07.
14:30 –
16:00

MAK / Tours

Overview Tour VIENNA BIENNALE (English)

Artificial Intelligence, automatized working environments, the Internet of...

Artificial Intelligence, automatized working environments, the Internet of Things, unlimited digital communication, “transparent” human beings, new individuality: turbo-digitalization is turning our (working) lives upside-down at break-neck speed. But who will look after the interests of human beings in this digital revolution driven by technological and economic forces? This tour provides an overview of the challenges of digitalization.


Cost: MAK Admission Ticket + € 5

More information at mak.at

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SUN
02.07.
10:30 –
12:00

MAK / Tours

Overview Tour VIENNA BIENNALE (German)

Artificial Intelligence, automatized working environments, the Internet of...

Artificial Intelligence, automatized working environments, the Internet of Things, unlimited digital communication, "transparent" human beings, new individuality: turbo-digitalization is turning our (working) lives upside-down at break-neck speed. But who will look after the interests of human beings in this digital revolution driven by technological and economic forces? This tour provides an overview of the challenges of digitalization.

Cost: MAK Admission Ticket + € 5

More information at mak.at

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