Reinstallation in context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019

Klemens Schillinger, Substitute Phones, 2017 © L. Hilzensauer

A project of the MAK in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

The MAK DESIGN LAB will be reinstalled for the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019 and will put objects from the collection into the context of new, heterogenic perspectives. Against the background of the challenges and possibilities of digitalization, the skills and tools of the 21st century-i.e. human abilities, forms of action, and tools-are changing the nature of our world relationship. The reconceptualization of the MAK DESIGN LAB draws attention to this complex topic: historical objects from the collection and contemporary productions by local and international designers engage in an intensive dialogue with one another and provide a better understanding of the potential and transformation of design across disciplines and epochs.

mischer'traxler Studio (Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler), Janina Falkner, New Concepts for Learning, und Marlies Wirth, Curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection

Viktoria Heinrich, MAK Design Collection

Communication Design and Interaction Design
LWZ, Vienna

The reorganization of the MAK DESIGN LAB is financially supported by the EU program Interreg V-A Slovakia-Austria (Project "Design & Innovation").


MAK Education App
As the digital medium of education of the MAK DESIGN LAB, the MAK Education App "WE ARE FUTURISTS," developed in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, targets tomorrow's generation: students, teachers, and educators. It teaches the creative design of processes and provides an innovative experience of learning and culture. For the VIENNA BIENNALE a prototype of the MAK Education App will be evaluated with the help of a selected target group and then gradually developed further.


Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna

Tue 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Wed-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

WED, 29.05.



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