Call for Projects 
departure Challenge: Urban Food & Design 2019

Teresa Berger: "Beyond Taste - A Multi-Sensorial Series Of Tableware"
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK/Kollektiv Fischka/Philipp Podesser

Together with the Vienna Business Agency, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK invites project submissions for departure Challenge on the subject of Urban Food & Design. Until June 23th 2019 we are looking for projects in the following field:                                     

Urban Food and Design: Consumption


Urban space is the determining environment for the development of consumer cultures. It is about the big questions of production, distribution, marketing and communication of food.

At the centre of the call is not only the issue of the origin of food and its preferably closed production cycle, but also questions of transport, packaging and presentation. Furthermore, we are interested in how to achieve a healthy diet for all.


Selection and implementation of projects

A jury consisting of Ulrike Haele (assistant professor of design, craft and material culture at the Faculty of Design of the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences), Thomas Weber (journalist, author and publisher of BIORAMA), Andreas Wiesmüller (managing director and operator of "HEUER am Karlsplatz") as well as representatives of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK and Vienna Business Agency will select the best four projects for which a budget of 2,000 euros per project is available for the implementation of their project.

The departure Challenge call runs from May 28th to June 23th 2019. The project period for the production and implementation of the concept runs from the end of June to September 25th 2019 and is supported and accompanied by the curatorial team of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. The final presentation of the projects will take place during VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2019 from September 26th to October 6th 2019. 

This year VIENNA DESIGN WEEK will take place in the Althan Quartier, which serves as the festival headquarters. Vienna’s 9th district with its seven different Grätzeln (neighbourhoods), features an ever-growing share of creative industries, is densely built-up and strongly sealed and thus has great potential for the present call. The use of the Althan Quarter or the festival headquarters, can be taken into account as part of the project submission. 


Find more information about the call for projects and the submission here:

Call for projects departure Challenge VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2019

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