The jubilee exhibition AESTHETICS OF CHANGE: 150 Years of the University of Applied Arts Vienna looks back over 150 years of the University’s history, while at the same time risking a glimpse into the future. It outlines proposals for the future and argues 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?
2 p.m. Performance by Anna Vasof, artist
Thanks to her taste for humor and mischief, Anna Vasof’s work is universally accessible. Based on artistic experiments, her creations focus on everyday objects from a socially paradoxical perspective, allowing us to contemplate a familiar world from a new angle.
4 p.m. Keynote by Wolfgang Lutz, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Vienna
followed by a panel discussion
Brigitte Felderer, curator and cultural scientist
Wolfgang Lutz, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Vienna
Moderator: Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director and Artistic Director, MAK
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.