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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MAK FUTURE LAB x RRRIOT Festival

Feminist Work Culture and Architecture?

iCalTue, 05.03.2019, 7.00 PM

MAK Lecture Hall

Feminist Work Culture and Architecture?
Despite the large number of women graduating in architecture from university and college, architecture still remains a male preserve. How come there are so few women architects in Austria?
 
Architecture is a profession with an often high level of work input, coupled with project-dependent workloads in architects’ offices and a professional praxis strongly based on competitiveness. Without question, women architects are willing to take risks and can cope with pressure. How do the working conditions of Austrian women architects today compare internationally? What strategies exist to support women architects and strengthen the position of women in the architectural field? What influence has discrimination against women in the architectural professions had—and continue to have—on the history of architecture in Vienna and on architecture today? Can architecture make society a better place without women’s revolutionizing the profession’s work culture? The RRRIOT Festival and the MAK will be putting these questions up for discussion within the framework of a MAK FUTURE LAB.

Panel Guests:
Barbara Imhof
, Architect and Space Architect, Cofounder and Director of the LIQUIFER Systems Group, Vienna
Elke Delugan-Meissl, Delugan-Meissl Associated Architects, Vienna
Elsa Prochazka, elsa prochazka architectural office, Vienna
 
Moderator: Claudia Cavallar, architect, Vienna

Participation is free when registered.

Reduced admission to the MAK during the entire festival (1 – 8 March 2019) for all visitors in possession of a Business Riot Ticket (€ 9 instead of € 12).
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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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Vlasta Kubušová, NUATAN material box © Adam Šakový
Kick-off A discussion event within the framework of the MAK FUTURE LAB

Design & Innovation

Cross-Border Cooperation between Design Institutions Transitioning to the Digital Age
iCalTue, 15.01.2019, 7.00 PM

MAK Columned Main Hall

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© Bueronardin | Sagmeister & Walsh, Sensory Room (mock-up), 2018 © Sagmeister & Walsh, New York
Fishbowl discussion MAK FUTURE LAB

Building a Beautiful Future

iCalTue, 13.11.2018, 6.00 PM

MAK Columned Main Hall

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Panel DiscussionMAK FUTURE LAB

Virtual Reality meets the Applied Arts

iCalTue, 19.06.2018, 7.00 PM

MAK Columned Main Hall

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falkeis2architects, active energy building Foto © R. Korner
Lecture and TalkMAK FUTURE LAB

falkeis2architects: active energy building

iCalTue, 05.06.2018, 6.00 PM

MAK Columned Main Hall

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MAK FUTURE LAB

Idea Camping

A MAK FUTURE LAB event in cooperation with Forward Festival 2018
iCalThu, 26.04.2018, 1.00 PM

MAK Columned Main Hall

Idea Camping
What are the potential benefits of meaningful work and lifelong learning? And how can these help sustainably enhance the quality of life for all? These questions provided the focus for a workshop series with school pupils and seniors that was conceived of and run by the designer team Vandasye, designer Kathrina Dankl, architect and architectural theorist Andreas Rumpfhuber, and the MAK. In October 2017, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, the MAK presented the results of the pilot project MAK FUTURE LAB for Citizen Science, which focused on the Smart City.
 
During the project, scenarios were developed based on the assumption that robots undertake all “necessary” work and a universal basic income is available. However, which aspects of human work do we nonetheless consider essential for our social wellbeing? Each scenario was visualized in collaboration with a designer and presented in the MAK.
 
One of the groups foregrounded the necessity of work as a tool of social interaction and developed a model of communication that, in collaboration with the designer team breadedEscalope, they then consolidated and translated into a prototype known as Idea Camping. This involves a setting where there are a number of tents and a series of dialogues is conducted among participants. Playful and theatrical directions allow interests to precipitate out of shifting dialog and new ideas to be discovered together. In the context of this year’s Forward Festival, Idea Camping is to be played and put to the test in the MAK DESIGN LAB.

PLEASE NOTE: Number of participants limited to 32 persons
Admission only with valid Forward Festival Ticket. 

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Working group Idea Camping: Brigitta Bottke, Leona Sara Maier, Valentin Payr, Paula Ure
Project accompaniment: Janina Falkner, New Concepts for Learning, MAK
Designers: breadedEscalope

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Finissage AESTHETICS OF CHANGEMAK FUTURE LAB

LET’S TWIST!

Performance and Panel discussion
iCalSun, 15.04.2018, 2.00 PM

MAK Columned Main Hall

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Panel discussionMAK FUTURE LAB

HOW WILL WE EXIST?

iCalTue, 10.04.2018, 7.00 PM

MAK Columned Main Hall


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Panel discussionMAK FUTURE LAB

HOW WILL WE RESIST?

iCalTue, 06.03.2018, 7.00 PM
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FestivalMAK FUTURE LAB

Rrriot Festival 2018

Feminist Breakfast
iCalFri, 02.03.2018, 11.00 AM

MAK Lounge

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