Content, Concept, Exhibition Architecture & Design
Digitalisation, smart usage of ressources, vertical organization as well as low-noise and -emission manufacturing processes bring production back into the city without burdening the citizens. This means short ways for everyone, direct proximity and an increased identification with products as well as direct cooperation of businesses with research institutes for further innovations.
In the course of Vienna Biennale, we worked on two exhibitions at MAK Vienna and Ottakringer Brewery – both showcasing how living, leisure and work can be combined intelligently in one place. The exhibitions show the potential of existing and unused production places within the city and present how creatives work on a more livable city in cooperation with intelligent city planning. Clever local and international best examples where distilled through a thorough research that looked on trending developments, and also generated a couple of video interviews with experts and bottom up initiatives.
Many exhibitions generate just a lot of garbage after they stop running. Considering a sustainable exhibition design, circular economy comes into play. With support of the Viennese collective „Materialnomaden“, the exhibition display was made out of old ceiling panels and cable channels of an old office building. At the end of the Future Factory exhibition, the material will be given back to the collective and feed back into the resource circle.
Different production zones in Vienna: the different types of usage are spread throughout the city and have a promising potential for conversion and re-use.
We co-created the concept for a challenge call with the Vienna Business Agency, searching for innovative ideas for urban production. The winners are presented at both exhibitions, at MAK Vienna and at Ottakringer Brewery with further developed prototypes.
Credits Fotos: buero bauer & Peter Kainz/MAK