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Changing Values

A Vienna Biennale for Change 2019 event

Fri 06.09., 18:00 & Sat 07.09., 11:00–19:00
Sculpture of grey stones

Rock Print, Chicago, 2015
© Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

For the Vienna Biennale for Change, international representatives from the fields of architecture, design, art and commerce discuss connections between alternative ecological and economic approaches.

Pursuing the topics of Valuable Data, Innovative Materials and Transformation Design, the conference engages with relationships between architecture, design and art, and promotes the search together for strategies for the future, ethical conditions of production and ecological justice, be it in the global South or in the global North.

The brilliant opening is provided by keynote speeches from the Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari, who sets new standards for low-cost and zero-carbon projects, as well as the critical thinker who is pioneering ethics for the digital realm, Sarah Spiekermann-Hoff.

Yasmeen Lari
© Heritage Foundation of Pakistan

A conference by the  MAK and the Slovak Design Center , in collaboration with the Architekturzentrum Wien and the Kunsthalle Wien as part of the INTERREG V-A Slowakei–Österreich programme




Fri 06.09.

18:00 welcome address

Angelika Fitz, Director of the Az W

Christoph Thun­Hohenstein, Director of the MAK, Head of VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019

Mária Rišková, Slovak Design Center (SDC)

Keynote Lectures:

Yasmeen Lari (PAK), architect

Sarah Spiekermann­Hoff (DE), Head of the Institute for Information Systems & Society, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien)


Sat 07.09


Panel I Valuable Data

Paul Feigelfeld (AT), media theorist

Peter Mörtenböck (AT), Professor of Visual Culture at Vienna University of Technology

Helge Mooshammer (AT), culture theorist and architect

Katja Schechtner (AT), architect and city planner

Moderated by Vanessa Joan Müller, Kunsthalle Wien



Panel II Innovative Materials

Ena Lloret­Fritschi (CH), Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Thomas Traxler (AT), mischer’traxler Studio

Seetal Solanki (UK), founder and Director of Ma­t­ter, London

Lilo Viehweg (DE), designer and curator

Moderated by Vlasta Kubušová, crafting plastics! studio



Panel III Transformation Design

Harald Gründl (AT), EOOS

Nikolaus Hirsch (DE), architect and art theorist

Anab Jain (UK), designer, Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna

Johannes Strohmayer (AT), entrepreneur and investor

Moderated by Christoph Thun­Hohenstein, Director of the MAK, Head of VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019