City Work and Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Award 2017

Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Award for the festival format “city work” was conferred for a third time and went to the project ADMIRABEL by Cosima Terrasse, Veronika Hackl and Andrea Visotschnig. A recognition award was also conferred to the project DRAWING PUBLIC SPACE.

Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Award 2017

Admirabel – Was kostet (Austria)

Veronika Hackl, Cosima Terrasse, Andrea Visotschnig

Already last year, the mobile betting office Admirabel by Veronika Hackl, Cosima Terrasse and Andrea Visotschnig was set up in Favoriten, Vienna’s 10th district, to invite connection and exchange. The project is now also coming to VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. Participants are challenged to consider which bets, aside from those with money, they can offer their neighbours and what could be offered in return. During 10 days of the festival, a vacant space will serve as a temporary betting office, and also invite reflection on questions about empty commercial spaces and their usage in the city of Vienna.

Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Recognition Award 2017

Drawing Public Space (Italy)

Emanuele Barili, Cosimo Balestri, Olivia Gori, Lorenzo Perri

The project Drawing Public Space features the creation of a drawing or large-scale pattern using a selection of symbols in a public square located in the focus district Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus. Through this public construction, new social dynamics in the district can be developed and investigated. As part of the project, Emanuele Barili, Cosimo Balestri, Olivia Gori and Lorenzo Perri invite students from universities in Italy and Vienna to participate in a series of workshops. These will include surveying and observing the selected public space, making plans, sketches and concepts to do with participative design, and the actual implementation of the design concept. Through changing the city image, the object is to engage the local community and inhabitants of the neighbourhood and to bring them closer together. The project will conclude with a block party on the newly created surface.

Further City Work Projects 2017



D.A.S. Dementia. Arts. Society.

Ruth Mateus-Berr, Cornelia Bast, Antonia Eggeling,
Elisabeth Haid, Petra Mühlberger, Pia Scharler, Tatia Skhirtladze

The participatory project LEBENSWELTEN (“LIVING WORLDS”) approaches the subject of dementia through the mediums of art and design. Workshops at Kardinal-Rauscher-Platz will aim to demonstrate the similarities, synergies and connections between people with and without dementia, to awaken empathy and connect to a language of understanding and coexistence. With the help of design objects and unconventional communication strategies, new approaches to the topic of dementia will be facilitated.

Re-tracing home (Germany)

Benedikt Stoll, Anja Fritz
Guerilla Architects

Guerilla Architects, together with migrants and in collaboration with Caritas, will develop experimental alternatives to today’s refugee architecture against the background of the refugee crisis. The Re-tracing home project is a two-phase interactive workshop that examines the meaning of the concept “home” and addresses how to transfer the skills and sociocultural backgrounds of refugees into the architecture and planning of alternative types of housing. During the first five days of the festival, the mobile architecture office Bastian, the City:Symbiont will visit various public spaces in this year’s focus district Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus. In the second half of the festival, the results of the encounters will flow into an open work-in-progress project, which will be set up locally in an empty commercial space as a representation of the “ideal” home.

Tischlein deck dich - "The Wishing Table" (Romania)

Alexandra Trofin, Farkas Pataki

The project Tischlein deck dich (“The Wishing Table”) by Alexandra Trofin and Farkas Pataki explores cultural differences through food sharing. It focuses on the sharing of foodstuffs as a collective resource. During the festival, a mobile object or table will travel around this year’s focus district, Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, stopping at various locations and inviting both refugees and locals to experience and share their respective culinary culture. The guest country Romania will initiate the project, preparing a Romanian meal on the first day, and inviting refugees and the local food-sharing community to actively participate. As part of a “get together”, the project aims to familiarise locals as well as passers-by with the culinary variety of different cultures. In addition, the mobile object is to be a collection point for food donations and kitchen utensils that will be used during the festival and then passed on to refugee shelters after the event.