MAK DESIGN LAB

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

A project of the MAK in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
 
Design is much more than just the designing of “things”: design is an attitude, a way to instigate change, to make new approaches conceivable and tangible. Design contributes to the formation of our world and the way we live together and helps to expand human possibilities of agency and decision. All the objects—analog and digital—with which we surround ourselves, which we produce, buy, use, and discard, influence us and our environment. In the process, our social concerns and attitudes determine their application.
 
Across approximately 2 000 square meters, the MAK DESIGN LAB demonstrates the many ways design can contribute to positive change. Contemporary projects by designers, artists, architects, programmers, activists, and idealists that react to the challenges of the 21st century and visualize problems, suggest alternatives, or offer solutions are contextualized in complex ways with historical approaches from the MAK collection.
 
More than 500 objects, as well as tools, scientific research, and technologies present alternative paths for our current lifestyles and show approaches for a sustainable transformation of our modes of production, lifestyles, habits, and systems.
 
With imagination, creativity, playful experimentation, and a holistic viewpoint, the MAK DESIGN LAB directs our attention to the consequences of our current lifestyle, but also to what innovative solutions mean for every one of us.




Curators: mischer’traxler Studio (Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler), Janina Falkner, New Concepts for Learning, und Marlies Wirth, Curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection
Assistance: 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”).

   

slovenská verzia


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.

Program (13 Events)

Sat, 16.11.2019 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
MAK Design Kids
Workshop for 8- to 12-year-olds

Bioplastik, Pilz und Alge: Die Design Kids forschen im Labor

Bioplastik, Pilz und Alge: Die Design Kids forschen im Labor
Die Design Kids sind die GestalterInnen von morgen. Im neuen Design Lab des MAK können sie nachhaltige und umweltfreundliche Baustoffe und Techniken kennenlernen. Gemeinsam mit der Künstlerin Laura Wagner werden Designs aus neuen Materialien wie Algen, Pilzen oder Bioplastik hergestellt. Kann ein Pilz unser Haus bauen? Kannst du mir einmal die Alge reichen? Kann das sein: Plastik aus Blut?

The FORMAT MAK Design Kids

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 2–4 p.m.: In two-hour workshops, the MAK Design Kids turn their attention to furniture, fashion, patterns, and more while always keeping an eye on digital developments. The children will get to know design processes, develop their own ideas, try new techniques, or learn how to work with special materials. Every now and then, they will also use iPads.

PRACTICAL INFO

Workshop for 8- to 12-year-olds (unaccompanied)
Limited number of participants
Participation fee: € 8 (with free admission)
1459977554986
Tue, 19.11.2019 6.00 pm
Guided Tour

Evening Tour with MAK DESIGN LAB

Tue, 26.11.2019 6.00 pm
Guided Tour

Evening Tour with MAK DESIGN LAB

Tue, 03.12.2019 6.00 pm
Guided Tour

Evening Tour with MAK DESIGN LAB

Tue, 10.12.2019 6.00 pm
Guided Tour

Evening Tour with MAK DESIGN LAB

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Media

The reorganization of the MAK DESIGN LAB is financially supported by the EU program Interreg V-A Slovakia–Austria (Project “Design & Innovation”).
MAK DESIGN LAB, Communication Design and Interaction Design: LWZ, Vienna
Klemens Schillinger, Substitute Phones, 2017
© L. Hilzensauer
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© esel.at
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© MAK/Kristina Wissik
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© MAK
mischer’traxler studio, Level – The Fragile Balance of Utopia, 2016/2019
© esel.at
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© MAK
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK
mischer'traxler studio und LWZ, Prospects, 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK
MAK DESIGN LAB
Reinstallation in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019
© Stefan Lux/MAK

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VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019

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MAK – Museum of Applied Arts