City Work and Erste Bank
ExtraVALUE Design Award 2018

Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Award 2018

Johanna Pichlbauer, Kay Kender, Alexandra Fruhstorfer and Lisa Hofer were awarded a prize of 2,000 euros for 1070 UNSEEN – SIGNALS FROM OFFSTAGE. The project provides insights into the everyday life of the Caritas helpers who accompany and assist people in need.

Johanna Pichlbauer, Kay Kender,  Alexandra Fruhstorfer, Lisa Hofer

They’re easy to overlook in the hustle and bustle of daily life in the Neubau district: people who were thrown by fate into a dead-end street, who have to struggle each day to survive and to overcome obstacles, people we rarely learn anything about. They might belong to a minority group and have undertaken a long journey to get here, escaping a war zone. They possibly resisted while their apartments were being rebuilt as luxury accommodations. Maybe they found refuge in a homeless shelter. Or they’re unable to deal with everyday life by themselves. Often, helpers learn the stories behind the scenes. Numerous centers in the 7th district provide aid for the individuals who require it. A large interactive board shows this side of Vienna’s Neubau district: Over ten days, seven signals will be transmitted directly and in real-time from invisible corners to the Festival Headquarters, providing a look at unknown living spaces and worlds. The project was executed in cooperation with Caritas.

Excerpt from the jury statement:
With an empathetic and focussed approach, this project succeeds in conveying the work of the Caritas home care service, the situation of people in need of care, and life behind the facades of Vienna’s 7th district. In the process, the people and their stories become tangible, creating a closeness without any showing off or crossing boundaries. The team has approached those involved in an authentic, respectful and appreciative way. The choice of creative means is supportive, the comprehensibility of the presence of the helpers at a certain time is touching, and the set pieces that represent stories are just as smartly selected as the audio material.

Jury members 2018
Johanna Dehio (designer and winner of the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Award 2016), Jutta Kleedorfer (Multiple and Interim Use, MA 18), Ruth Goubran, Theres Fischill (Erste Bank), Clemens Foschi, Anja Frohner (Caritas, Archdiocese of Vienna), Lilli Hollein, Nadia Brandstätter (VIENNA DESIGN WEEK)


Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Recognition Award 2018

Our recognition award went to the father-daughter team Johann Kamleitner (farmer) and Sarah Maria Kamleitner (visual artist) for A Ton. In their joint project, they address the issues of remuneration in agriculture and raw material prices in the food industry, thus encouraging an appreciative dialogue between producers and consumers.

A Ton
The father-daughter team Johann Kamleitner (farmer) and Sarah Maria Kamleitner (visual artist) focus their joint project on remuneration in agriculture and raw material prices in the food industry.

Starting with the question "How much does the farmer get for a tonne of grain?", the critical-artistic discussion developed for VIENNA DESIGN WEEK in the form of a spatial installation, aims to stimulate an appreciative dialogue between the producer and the consumer. In addition to the three-dimensional installation in front of the ZOOM Children's Museum, the museum's forum provides a haptic and visual experience of the living raw material of wheat. A series of thematic workshops for kidsand talks with experts from the fields of art, nature and social sciences accompanies the installation.

Further City Work Projects 2018

Auf 'ne Limo
Lene Benz, Adrian Judt, Susanne Mariacher and Helene Schauer question the everyday and the strange, not only on the streets of Vienna, but also in remote corners of the world. On their research trips, they openly approach their fellow human beings and enjoy the stories of life that have been told to them. In the focus district of Neubau, they also await interested visitors.

Sports car vs. minivan, what do you need a car for? Parking in the vacant shop down stairs? Who brakes loses in the everyday war on Viennese streets!

A limousine appears at the roadside and occupies several of the contested parking lots at once. It is a representative for the luxury of appropriating public (parking) space and celebrates new possibilities. Drive-in cinema, mixtapes, car-aoke and much more transform the parked stretch limousine, as an exaggeration of a car, into a real-life laboratory offering much more than self-made lemonade. Visitors are invited to participate in a collective mix tape for the next road trip, to watch film clips on the topic of cars, and to think about the car in the city together: car enthusiasts and sceptics are welcome!

Blaustelle - Develop your city
Matthias Garzon-Lapierre, Alexander Gotter, Anna Hagen, Niko Havranek, Sebastian Hofer, Norah Joskowitz,Nils Lütke, Andreas Wiesenhofer
Cultural Association Kopfhoch
The cultural association ‘Kopfhoch’, works on the subject of the city and its differentiated nature, in a broad-based association of people with a creative-architectural background. The spectrum of activities ranges from actions and performative events, to theoretical works, participation in competitions and discussions.

The project “Blaustelle – develop your city” is intended to lead to re-discovery of the city and its sources of friction through self-awareness and actions. The workshop invites all festival visitors to perceive construction sites as symbols of change and artistically interpret them in new ways. Every visitor can actively participate by using cyanotype – a photographic printing process – to aesthetically interpret construction sites within Neubau.. Abstract reproductions of construction sites and their elements are made on site, thereby creating mementos of a temporary situation. During VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, an exhibition of these reproductions will be presented, which brings together individual perceptions of urban change.

From Labour to Work – IDRV meets Post-Labourator
What happens when robots, machines and A.I. take your job? What would you teach this technology about your work? And what is it that you really want to do in the future? The automation of our labour forces us to rethink the value and social organization of work. At the same time, this offers the potential for a sustainable, cultural change – From Labour to Work. Together with the designer Ottonie von Roeder, the IDRV-Institute of Design Research Vienna (Dr. Harald Gründl, Victoria Heinrich) opens up a temporary office in order to prototypically abolish labour and to visualize a future without labour. What does the robot look like, that will replace you in the future?