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”).

   

slovenská verzia

 

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.

Program (9 Events)

Tue, 26.10.2021 3.30 pm 4.15 pm
Tue, 26.10.2021 6.30 pm 7.15 pm
MAK DAY 2021

Guided Tour DESIGN & MORE

Guided Tour DESIGN & 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: registration is necessary.
 

PROTECTIVE MEASURES

A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum.
 

HEADPHONES

The tour requires headphones. Please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) if possible. 
 

FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 

MAK DAY: tours at no charge
 

MEETING PLACE

MAK Columned Main Hall
1459977553881
Tue, 02.11.2021 6.30 pm 7.30 pm
Exhibition Tour

DESIGN & MORE

Guided Tour through the MAK DESIGN LAB
DESIGN & 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: registration is necessary - either in advance or directly on site if the tour is not fully booked. 
 

PROTECTIVE MEASURES

A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum.
 

HEADPHONES

The tour requires headphones. Please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) if possible. 
 

FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 

Per person € 3,50 + admission to the museum 
 

MEETING PLACE

MAK Columned Main Hall
 

1459977553881
Sat, 06.11.2021 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
MAK Design Kids
Workshop for 8 to 12 year-olds

Let’s get Wild

A workshop with mischer'traxler studio
Let’s get Wild
Wir Menschen sind mit allem Leben auf diesem Planeten eng verwoben. Darum widmen sich die MAK Design Kids in diesem Workshop der Artenvielfalt in der Stadt! Gemeinsam überlegen wir, für welche Spezies die Stadt ein guter Ort sein kann und wie wir Menschen mit unseren Gefährt*innen zusammenleben wollen! Wie können wir die Wildnis in die Stadt holen und Häuser, Höfe und Straßen als coolen Treffpunkt für Mensch, Tier und Pflanze gestalten?

THE FORMAT MAK DESIGN KIDS

In two-hour workshops, the MAK Design Kids turn their attention to furniture, fashion, patterns, and more while always keeping an eye on digital developments. The children will get to know design processes, develop their own ideas, try new techniques, or learn how to work with special materials.

PRACTICAL INFO 

Workshop for 8- to 12-year-olds (unaccompanied)
Limited number of participants
Participation fee: € 8 (with free admission)
1459977554986
Tue, 09.11.2021 6.30 pm 7.30 pm
Exhibition Tour

DESIGN & MORE

Guided Tour through the MAK DESIGN LAB
DESIGN & 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: registration is necessary - either in advance or directly on site if the tour is not fully booked. 
 

PROTECTIVE MEASURES

A FFP2 mask must be worn during the entire visit to the museum.
 

HEADPHONES

The tour requires headphones. Please provide your own (3.5 mm standard connector) if possible. 
 

FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 

Per person € 3,50 + admission to the museum 
 

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