Reviews: 2017

Passionswege 2017


Design connects. Especially in the case of the Passionswege. Ever since they were introduced, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK has been connecting international and Austrian designers with Viennese production companies in the context of this curated format. In open work processes and free from the commercial constraints of conventional work relationships, designers and businesses experiment, create, and share knowledge. The financial framework is established by the festival. Starting out from two stations in the inner city, the format makes its way via a stop-off in the 6th district into the Focus District of Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus. The results of each cooperative venture – objects or installations – are shown directly on site in what are frequently authentic Viennese workshops and business premises. Passionswege – in the eleventh year, too, this means: discovering the city’s manufacturing culture in tandem.