Stadtarbeit – City Work



IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna


What happens when robots and artificial intelligences take your job? What would you teach this technology about your work? And what is it that you really, really want to do in the future? The changes in work toward a new form of employment is one of the most talked-about themes at present. If the classic form of labor moves away from a model that, ideally, provides meaning in our lives, what will we do with our time? The collaboration between the laboratory of the IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna and the designer Ottonie von Roeder (Post-Labouratory) saw itself as a broadly conceived field study intended to inspire visitors to reflect on the realities of their own life and work, including an accompanying installation, and also as a temporary office where work was prototypically abolished and a future without labor was visualized. From labor to work!