“We have to talk…” – and do something! When things are wrong and we just can’t take them anymore, it’s high time for an intervention. In the run-up to the festival, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK and Erste Bank issued an open call, which invited all interested parties to submit projects, ideas, and concepts that highlight undesirable social, institutional, ecological, and economic developments. The three selected interventions employ three completely different approaches (Pub quiz! Destruction room! Urban networks!), which are designed to correct such imbalances and trigger positive change: bold, activist, and radical, wherever it is needed. The format seeks to highlight interventions that become visible in the city due to the participation and active creative input of local society. They invite everyone to get involved and encourage interaction between local players, designers, and all visitors to the festival.
This is the ninth year in which a jury has selected these projects. The prize includes an implementation budget that enables them to be realized as part of the format Stadtarbeit. The selected projects will also be presented with the Erste Bank Social Design Prize during the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2023.
Presentation of the Erste Bank Social Design Prize 2023:
Wed 27.9., 6pm–8pm
Stadtarbeit celebrates ten years of Vermehrt Schönes!
Jury members: Clemens Foschi (Caritas, Archdiocese of Vienna), Viktoria Kirner (Journalist & Musician), Alexandra Fruhstorfer (designer and winner of the Erste Bank Social Design Prize 2022), Gabriel Roland and Victoria Hauser (VIENNA DESIGN WEEK), Ruth Goubran (Erste Bank)
The format Stadtarbeit has been part of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK for many years and takes place with the support of Vermehrt Schönes!, the sponsorship program of Erste Bank, and in cooperation with Caritas Wien.