Design connects. Especially in the case of Passionswege. Since its formation, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK has been bringing international and Austrian designers together with Viennese production companies as part of the curated format. Open processes are experimenting, creating and transferring knowledge free of the commercial constraints of common labor relations. Starting from two stations in the center of Vienna, the format is paving the way for this year's focus district. The results of the respective cooperation - objects or installations - are shown directly on site in often authentic Viennese workshops and business premises.