Exhibition // MAK Design Lab @Vienna Biennale for Change 2019 – MAK – Vienna (AT)

Exhibition // MAK Design Lab @Vienna Biennale for Change 2019 – MAK – Vienna (AT)

We are very glad to announce that Officina Corpuscoli’s work will be part of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019, as part of MAK Design Lab, a project of MAK in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.
The newly designed rooms of the MAK DESIGN LAB, dedicated to the questions and chances of a post-growth society, will open to the public on May 28, 2019. 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 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.

Such framework strongly resonates with the studio’s investigations and projects and particularly with The Growing Lab / Mycelia. Selected pieces from the project’s collection will be on show.

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 visualise problems, suggest alternatives, or offer solutions, are contextualised in complex ways, entering into a dialogue with historical positions from the MAK Collection.

The exhibition shows how we can succeed in cooperating in a fair, sustainable, and meaningful way, what the commons can imply for the market economy and which digital education is needed to sustain work in the future; how we have to change our habits and consumption patterns to restore functioning cycles, and what a “good life” can look like after abundance.
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.
mischer’traxler Studio (Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler), Janina Falkner, New Concepts for Learning, und Marlies Wirth, Curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection.