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”).

   

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MAK LAB APP

The brand-new MAK LAB APP, a project in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, mediates crucial issues for shaping the future in this era of Digital Modernity and climate change. Attractively designed with a playful approach to the subject, it complements the parcours of the MAK DESIGN LAB, which was newly set up in 2019, and since the beginning of the year can be accessed on all smartphones at lab.mak.at.

Presentation of the MAK LAB APP followed by a panel discussion on the question: What must digital education be able to achieve today?
Tue, 11.02.2020 7.00 pm
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The discussion series EDUCATING CHANGE is financially supported by the EU program INTERREG V-A Slovakia–Austria (Project “Design & Innovation”).

Program (5 Events)

Wed, 15.07.2020 10.15 am
MINI MAK

MINI MAK SUMMER VACATION ACTIVITIES 2020

With big steps through the museum!
MINI MAK SUMMER VACATION ACTIVITIES 2020
Accompany MINI MAK into the world of Austrian fashion: button and collar, hat, trousers, dress and costume. Let yourself be inspired and show us your very own favourite outfit! Afterwards come with us to the MAK DESIGN LAB on a search for past and future. 
 
Tue, 7 – Fri, 10 July 2020 and
Tue, 14 – Fri, 17 July 2020
Start: 10:15 a.m.
Duration: ca. 1,5 hours

Attendance fee per child: € 3,50

In context of the wienXtra-Ferienspiel

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Thu, 16.07.2020 10.15 am
MINI MAK

MINI MAK SUMMER VACATION ACTIVITIES 2020

With big steps through the museum!
MINI MAK SUMMER VACATION ACTIVITIES 2020
Accompany MINI MAK into the world of Austrian fashion: button and collar, hat, trousers, dress and costume. Let yourself be inspired and show us your very own favourite outfit! Afterwards come with us to the MAK DESIGN LAB on a search for past and future. 
 
Tue, 7 – Fri, 10 July 2020 and
Tue, 14 – Fri, 17 July 2020
Start: 10:15 a.m.
Duration: ca. 1,5 hours

Attendance fee per child: € 3,50

In context of the wienXtra-Ferienspiel

1459977554986
Fri, 17.07.2020 10.15 am
MINI MAK

MINI MAK SUMMER VACATION ACTIVITIES 2020

With big steps through the museum!
MINI MAK SUMMER VACATION ACTIVITIES 2020
Accompany MINI MAK into the world of Austrian fashion: button and collar, hat, trousers, dress and costume. Let yourself be inspired and show us your very own favourite outfit! Afterwards come with us to the MAK DESIGN LAB on a search for past and future. 
 
Tue, 7 – Fri, 10 July 2020 and
Tue, 14 – Fri, 17 July 2020
Start: 10:15 a.m.
Duration: ca. 1,5 hours

Attendance fee per child: € 3,50

In context of the wienXtra-Ferienspiel

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Tue, 21.07.2020 6.30 pm
Exhibition Tour

MAK DESIGN LAB & MORE

MAK DESIGN LAB & MORE
The reinstallation of the MAK DESIGN LAB positions design as a motor of sustainable change. Objects from the MAK Collection are placed into a new context and are positioned at the interface between everyday life, society, digitalization, and climate change based on multi-faceted perspectives.

REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants (25 persons): registration is absolutely necessary
 
PROTECTIVE MEASURES
The general protective measures for the museum visit also apply during the tour.
Further information here
 
HEADPHONES
If possible, please bring your own headphones for the tour.
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
€ 3,50
 
MEETING PLACE
MAK Columned Main Hall
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Tue, 28.07.2020 6.30 pm
Exhibition Tour

MAK DESIGN LAB & MORE

MAK DESIGN LAB & MORE
The reinstallation of the MAK DESIGN LAB positions design as a motor of sustainable change. Objects from the MAK Collection are placed into a new context and are positioned at the interface between everyday life, society, digitalization, and climate change based on multi-faceted perspectives.

REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants (25 persons): registration is absolutely necessary
 
PROTECTIVE MEASURES
The general protective measures for the museum visit also apply during the tour.
Further information here
 
HEADPHONES
If possible, please bring your own headphones for the tour.
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
€ 3,50
 
MEETING PLACE
MAK Columned Main Hall
1459977553881
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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