MAK Future Lab

The MAK FUTURE LAB is a creative laboratory founded by the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts. 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.

AI Symposium: UNCANNY VALUES

iCalTue, 24.09.2019 6.00 pm 10.00 pm
Expanded Self by Sonja Bäumel
MAK FUTURE LAB / VIENNA BIENNALE TALK

Designing the Self

iCalTue, 17.09.2019 7.00 pm

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

MAK FUTURE LAB / VIENNA BIENNALE Talk

Simon Denny: Theme parks for extraction

iCalTue, 03.09.2019 7.00 pm

MAK Lecture Hall

MAK FUTURE LAB / VIENNA BIENNALE TALK

Female Values

Keynote and panel discussion in the context of the MAK FUTURE LAB
iCalTue, 18.06.2019 7.00 pm

MAK FORUM

© MAK/Mika K. Wißkirchen
MAK FUTURE LAB x RRRIOT Festival

Feminist Work Culture and Architecture?

iCalTue, 05.03.2019 7.00 pm

MAK Lecture Hall

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

© 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

Panel Discussion
MAK FUTURE LAB

Virtual Reality meets the Applied Arts

iCalTue, 19.06.2018 7.00 pm

MAK Columned Main Hall

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

falkeis2architects: active energy building

iCalTue, 05.06.2018 6.00 pm

MAK Columned Main Hall

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. 

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