A series of talks organized by the MAK in cooperation with the Arbeiterkammer, Vienna as part of the MAK FUTURE LABAdmission freeWork has become the determining factor of our identity. But human labor is increasingly being replaced by a workforce of self-learning
intelligent robots, and the economy appreciates people only as consumers. How does this impact our way of life, apart from
evident economic issues? Can we finally do what we have always wanted to do? Do we actually know what to do? Do we want robots
to relieve us from our labor? Could the relief eventually become a burden?Introduction:Maria Kubitschek, head of the Economics Department and Deputy Director of the Arbeiterkammer WienParticipants:Harald Gruendl, designer and founder, IDRV – Institute of Design Research ViennaChristian Korunka, Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology, University of ViennaDoris Krüger/Krüger & Pardeller, artistWolfgang Price, economistDoris Rothauer, author and CEO of Büro für TransferChrista Schlager, head of the Economic Policy Department, Arbeiterkammer WienModerator:Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director of the MAK and head of the VIENNA BIENNALE
TalkMAK FUTURE LAB
Longing for Labor
Tue, 04.07.2017, 7.00 pm
MAK Columned Main Hall
The event is taking place on the occasion of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future (21 Jun – 1 Oct 2017).
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.
Opening HoursTue 10 a.m.–10 p.m.Wed–Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.Mon closedOpen on26 October 2018, National Holiday, MAK DAY1 November 2018, All Saints' Day8 December 2018, Maria Conception
Opening Hours over the holiday season 2018/2019Mon, 24 December 2018, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.Tue, 25 December 2018, closedWed, 26 until Sun, 30 December 2018, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.Mon, 31 December 2018, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.Tue, 1 January 2019, closedWed, 2 until Sun, 6 January 2019, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Admission€ 12 / reduced € 9Free Admission for children and teens under 19Tuesdays 6–10 p.m. admission € 5More >>
How to Get ThereStubenring 5, 1010 ViennaUnderground U3 to Stubentor, U4 to Landstraße/Bahnhof Wien Mitte.Tram 2, busses 3A and 74A to Stubentor
Lift at the entrance at Weiskirchnerstraße 1, wheelchair accessible bathrooms availableStair lift to the Permanent Collection Contemporary Art
Barrier Free Accessibility