Thinkers, planners and cultural workers meet in the Vienna Museumsquartier and start working on a new idea. They plan a joint project and write down first sketches. They make assumptions and try out models. Analyses turn into prognoses and theories into artistic practice. It is a working discussion about something that does not yet exist: a previously unrealized project.
Public discussions on previously unrealized projects realized by Science Communications Research.
Thinking on the edge of the catwalk
One of the most important uses of fashion has always been the conscious production and deconstruction of sexuality. A glance at the catwalks raises questions: Is our thinking on fashion still relevant? How can fashion be exhibited differently?
PHILIPP EKARDT is a literary scholar at the Peter Szondi Institute at the Free University of Berlin and a fashion journalist at Spex and Texte zur Kunst, among others.
BARBARA VINKEN is professor of literary studies at the University of Munich. Fashion theorist who works with Anziehen. The Secret of Fashion 2014 was nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair’s Non-Fiction Prize.
World without money
In their new book Forderungen (Fall 2015), brothers Ralph and Stefan Heidenreich describe where the current financial feudalism is heading and what ways out are available. For the project of a post-monetary economy, they ask experts from Vienna how the relationship between money and data is developing and whether the utopia of an economy without money is conceivable.
RALPH HEIDENREICH is a programmer, land surveyor, gardener, activist and, together with his brother Stefan, author of Mehr Geld (Merve, 2008) and Forderungen (Merve, 2015).
STEFAN HEIDENREICH is author, media and art theorist, lecturer at the Leuphania University in Lüneburg. He deals with utopian concepts for overcoming current crises.
On both evenings: ANDREAS TÖPFER – graphic artist, designer, visual essayist, live illustrator and art director from Berlin.
A performative installation in four parts by Science Communications Research and the MuseumsQuartier Wien in cooperation with the Wiener Vorlesungen.
Concept: Hannah Hurtzig and Alexander Martos
Realization: Alexander Martos
Diagrams: Nicolaus Gansterer and Andreas Töpfer