Future-oriented ideas for completely new production models in the city
By the year 2050, two-thirds of the human population will be living in cities. By 2030, the population of Vienna will exceed two million and will continue to grow. This will confront our city and many others with the challenge of creating an intelligent balance between work, living and relaxation in the urban environment to ensure that the quality of life of the city's inhabitants can continue to grow.
The FUTURE FACTORY exhibition presents future-oriented ideas for completely new production models in the city; it brings together expert opinions and knowledge and focuses on Ottakring as a productive, vibrant neighbourhood.
The Challenge was advertised by the Vienna Business Agency at the beginning of the year, and the five best ideas will be displayed in a preliminary teaser exhibition in the MAK gallery from May 29, 2019. Prototypes of these ideas will be developed over the course of the summer. Starting on September 11, 2019, these experimental city catalysts will be tested personally and will be visible at special events. This experiment will be at the garage of Galerie Die Schöne, formerly a large upholstery production facility on the grounds of the Ottakringer Brewery – a site on which they will be produced, celebrated and experienced more and more actively together with the residents of the neighbourhood.
Vienna, May 28, 2019.