VIENNA BIENNALE 2015 2 minutes spent reading


Viktoria Steininger
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“Ideas for Change” is the theme for the VIENNA BIENNIAL 2015 – the first of its kind worldwide to combine contemporary art with design and architecture, it uses exhibits, performances and discussions to encourage consideration of possible future scenarios in urban spaces.

city of the future

Picture: © NLÉ und Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas

How do we want to live and work in the future? How do our cities want to develop? With what ideas and impulses can fine art and the applied disci-plines of design and architecture contribute to make a better society? Those are the central themes of the very first VIENNA BIENNALE, which will take place from 11 June to 4 October 2015.

Initiated by Thun-Hohenstein and organized by the MAK in partnership with the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Archi-tekturzentrum Wien, as well as departure, the Creative Center of the Vien-na Business Agency, with support from the AIT Austrian Institute of Tech-nology as a non-university research partner, the VIENNA BIENNALE 2015: IDEAS FOR CHANGE will develop a unique discourse that will push the customary genre boundaries by means of context-related projects at several exhibition venues.

The starting point and connecting theme of the projects of the VIENNA BIENNALE are the—in part—rapidly growing cities, whose enormous po-tentials and problems will be investigated from the viewpoint of various creative branches.

Two projects are supported by voestalpine

  • Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities und
  • 2051: Smart Life in the City

In the future, these projects will also be supported editorially on voestalpine unexpected.

Viktoria Steininger