Finissage of the exhibition AESTHETICS OF CHANGE: 150 Years of the University of Applied Arts Vienna as part of the MAK FUTURE LAB
The exhibition AESTHETICS OF CHANGE: 150 Years of the University of Applied Arts Vienna casts a glance back onto 150 years of the University’s history, while at the same time daring to look into the future. It outlines theses for the future and advocates for a reorientation of education, art, and society.
Technological innovation, geopolitical upheavals, and scientific advances are transforming our world at hitherto unknown speeds. What do we expect of universities of the future? What demands do we make of educational institutions of the future? How, what, and why will we want to learn in the future?
Performance: Anna Vasof, artist
Keynote by Wolfgang Lutz, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Vienna, followed by a panel discussion
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.