We are inviting 

designers / architects / artists / city planners / community strategists / creative professionals / developers / critical thinkers / sociologists / urban enthusiasts to submit ideas, concepts and projects that deal with social design and the theme 

“Resilient Neighborhoods: integration oriented design solutions” 

for the Stadtarbeit format at VIENNA DESIGN WEEK.


Application deadline: 30 April 2021

What is Stadtarbeit?

The Stadtarbeit format has been an essential part of the programme for many years and is carried out with the support of Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Sponsoring Programme and in collaboration with Caritas Vienna. The format is dedicated to social design and promotes the lively exchange and growing dialogue around this subject.

Three projects will be selected by a jury and consequently shown at the Festival this fall. A positive jury's decision grants an implementation budget for each project.

What we offer
  • Three winning projects will be selected by the jury and one will be awarded the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Award 2021, including a prize money of €2,500 (incl. VAT) .

  • All three projects will be awarded a production budget of €3,000 (incl. VAT).

  • Support from VIENNA DESIGN WEEK with the organization and implementation of the project.

  • Accommodation during the festival in partner hotels of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK (subject to availability, team size and length of stay).

  • The winning projects are part of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK programme and will be presented to the audience this fall.

The Stadtarbeit format is realized in close partnership with the Erste Bank and collaboration with Caritas. 



How to apply

  1. Fill out the contact form.
  2. Write a project proposal.
  3. Send everything to: 

Application deadline 30 April 2021!


Documents & Downloads

Information Stadtarbeit Open Call KLICK
Contact Form KLICK
Project Proposal KLICK

Stadtarbeit 2020, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK/Kollektiv Fischka/Patrizia Gapp
Stadtarbeit 2020, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK/Kollektiv Fischka/Patrizia Gapp