A MAK FUTURE LAB event in cooperation with Forward Festival 2018
Thu, 26.04.2018, 1.00 pm
MAK Columned Main Hall
registration no longer possible
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