In cooperation with the Montanuniversität Leoben, the necessity of closing materials cycles becomes a design task. So that it stays in the materials loop, household aluminum waste is melted down in a smelting furnace in the middle of the city. This valuable material circulating through our daily lives is cast in ingots, which, over the course of the MAK exhibition, continue to stack up as the symbolic currency of urban mining. Prior to this enactment within the city space, the agency We Make has devised a campaign—in the form of an aluminum packaging collection drive—to sensitize the Viennese to this topic.
Fri, 23. – Sun, 25.6.2017 and Fri, 22. – Sun, 24.9.2017, 4–7 p.m.
Supported by Viennese Guild of Tinsmiths and Coppersmiths and Montanuniversität Leoben
In context of the exhibition CityFactory: New Work. New Design
StadtFabrik [City factory], a research laboratory for new fields within the creative industries, will explore new cultures of production and work in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future. Six demonstrators within the city and in the sweeping exhibition at the MA K make visions of new fields of work in the digital future tangible from a design perspective: Scenarios of new creative work, new social work, and new sustainable work will be presented by means of the demonstrators and ca. 20 positions by international design studios. The City Factory demonstrators invite active participation. As interventions and concepts for "New Design," they showcase the unused resources that ar e to be found in the city and future modes of alternative production and consumption.
23.06. – 25.06.
Give Al. Don’t waste Al.