© Christine Wurnig / Kollektiv Fischka / Vandasye 2017

© Christine Wurnig / Kollektiv Fischka / Vandasye 2017

Special


Special is whatever rethinks the concept of design. In this case: persons, works, and approaches. Special aims to be what the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK team – named VIENNA DESIGN OFFICE throughout the year – wants to achieve as communicator, ambassador, organizer, promoter, communicator, and advisor for the transnational awareness of Austrian design. The Special format showcases a cross section of these activities in self-initiated focal program features: While Vandasye casted light on the appreciation of commercial design by choosing a selection of contemporary Austrian product designs, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Virgil Widrich extended an invitation to a sumptuous light installation in the strongroom vault of the Festival Headquarters South, where Siegrun Appelt also made an appearance. During a studio visit, the RRRIOT Festival talked about the working and living realities of female artists.


Here you can find the 'Special' projects 2017