Demonstrators in the city
StadtFabrik: New Work. New Design.

Demonstrator 1: Give Al. Don’t waste Al.
We Make and Montanuniversität Leoben
Grüngasse 27, 1050 Vienna

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.

Opening Hours:
Fri, 22. – Sun, 24.9.2017, 4–7 p.m.

Supported by
Viennese Guild of Tinsmiths and Coppersmiths and Montanuniversität Leoben

Demonstor 2: Post-Couture Collective and meshit
MAK DESIGN SPACE, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna

Going beyond any DIY aesthetic, Post-Couture offers international fashion designs as open digital patterns for people to produce themselves. The clothing pieces are produced locally using a laser cutter or ordered as prefabricated sets. For the VIENNA BIENNALE, tools of the maker culture are transferred into a shopping context. Together with Austrian fashion label meshit, Post Couture is bringing a future consumption and production scenario to life as an alternative to the fast-paced fashion industry.

Opening Hours:
Fr, 15. – So, 24.9.2017
Wed–Sun, 12 noon–6 p.m., Tue 12 noon–10 p.m.

Demonstor 3: Designbüro Studio Dankl
Public Design Support Vienna
In der Passage,  Laudongasse 15–19, 1080 Vienna

Kathrina Dankluses the fact that apparently we hardly or never use 80% of our things as thetheme and of fers a ritual for getting rid of our possessions. Residents bringitems and tell the designer the personal story of each object. A clay replicais made together. Thereupon the object is freed up for a new narrative with anew owner. The project is a socially as well as materially transient sculpture,including liquidation at the end of the project: by flooding the clay replicasand giving away the items.

Opening Hours:
Fri, 15. – Sa, 23.9.2017
10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Personal design consultation with Kathrina Dankl
Registration—by email ( or on-site

Tue, 19. – Sat, 23.9.2017
4:30–6:30 p.m.
Party of Things
Sun, 24.9.2017, 4:30 p.m.

Demonstrator 4: Urban Oasis
Markus Jeschaunig
Friedrichstrasse 2–4, 1010 Vienna

This project takes urban energy cycles as a starting point and draws attention tothe topic of urban food production. Warm air, which otherwise escapes from airconditioning and refrigeration units into the atmosphere as wasted energy is used constructively through a design for a tropical greenhouse. Urban Oasis parasitically docks onto technical infrastructure and buildings and creates an urban agriculture framework available year-round for residents' shared use.

In cooperation with the vertical farm institute Vienna and Christiane Lienhart.

Opening Hours:
24 hours daily

Wed, 20.9.2017, 5-6:30 p.m.
"Energy Walk" - Guided walk with Markus Jeschaunig and Sebastian Sautter

Fri, 22.9.2017, 5-6:30 p.m.
Salad Bar—Harvesting-Event & Discussion with Bernhard Scharf and Barbara Edler

Demonstrator 5: Space Enabler
Marxergasse 24/2, 1030 Vienna

Paradocks illustrate the potential of co-creation and collaboration for new creative business models. The Packhaus in Marxergasse, currently in use as commercial real estate, is a model project for realizing affordable workspaces in the city. What work patterns arise in the context of New Work, what do rooms look like wherein communal ideas and projects are developed, collected, and promulgated? Team Paradocks invites VIENNA BIENNALE visitors to explore the potential of new work with a creative journey.

Opening Hours:
Fri, 15.9. – Sun, 24.9.2017
8–10 a.m.: Café on the groundfloor
8 a.m.–10 p.m.: Kostenlose FLEX-Arbeitsplätze, Meetingräume (Registration at
Tue, 19 and Wed, 20.9.2017, 6–6:45 p.m.: Yoga in the garden
Thu, 21.9.2017, 6–8 p.m.:  Kreative Räume-Sprechstunde

Program at and

Demonstrator 6: Team Wien
Parkplatz an der Linken Wienzeile (Höhe Linke Wienzeile 60–64), 1060 Vienna

At the edge of the Naschmarkt, Team Wien opens up a spatial resource activated by means of an open structure. Based on the price range of Viennese markets, inexpensive spaces can be reserved on a digital platform under communal terms of use in order to develop, present, and market ideas and projects. As a concrete offering and informal site for creative collaboration, the project alludes to the changes in the realm of work and challenges municipal authorities to reflect on the allocation of workspaces as part of the commons.

Opening Hours:
Fri, 15. – Sun, 24.9.2017
Mon–Sun, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Fri, 15.9., 6–10 p.m.: Team Wien music platform
Fri, 22.9., 4–10 p.m.: Tingel Tangel music platform
Sat, 23.9. + Sun, 24.9., 3–6 p.m.: Furniture workshop with Nut & Feder (formerly Bockwerk)

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