Stadtarbeit – Vermehrt Schönes!

The Stadtarbeit format brings together projects that aspire to address the permanent transformation of our urban and social fabric: Projects that search for concrete answers and seek to use design resources as social levers.

In the run-up to the festival, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK and Erste Bank issued a call for projects, ideas, and concepts that respond to the accompanying theme by addressing resilient neighborhoods and offering design solutions based on social spaces. Three interventions selected by an expert jury are now triggering participative processes in the Focus District and encouraging residents to exchange ideas amongst themselves as well as with the designers and all festival visitors. In their very different ways, these interventions demonstrate how this networking process can enable us to find reliable and effective concepts and solutions for the public realm and for living together in Brigittenau.

This year, the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Award is being awarded for the seventh time. The prize enables the winners to participate in and to realize their project during the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2021. The three winning projects received an implementation budget.

Talk “Resilient Neighborhood“: 4pm
Presentation and awards ceremony ExtraVALUE Design Award: 5pm
Cocktail: 6pm

Festival Headquarters on Sachsenplatz
20., Sachsenplatz 4–6

Jury members: Clemens Foschi (Caritas, Archdiocese of Vienna), Martina Frühwirth (Vienna City Council, MA 19), Stephanie Kneissl (designer and winner of the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Award 2019), Lilli Hollein, Gabriel Roland, and Hanna Facchinelli (VIENNA DESIGN WEEK), and Ruth Goubran and Theres Fischill (Erste Bank)

The Stadtarbeit format has been a key part of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK for many years and takes place with the support of the ExtraVALUE sponsorship program of Erste Bank and in cooperation with Caritas Wien.