A Speculative Architecture for Vienna - City of Future Innovations

Opening April 4 2017 / time : 1230pm


Throughout other parts of the world, primarily the West Coast of the USA and large parts of Asia, we are witnessing a widespread, euphoric view of the future,  partly as a consequence of the possibilities offered by the digital revolution. Conversely, what we are experiencing in Europe as a whole and in Austria in particular, is a very reserved approach to the future. This has resulted in skepticism towards technology and science. Therefore,  right now would be an appropriate time to face these grand societal challenges and approach them with optimism in order to build and shape the years ahead rather than succumbing to complacency, romanticism and fear of change.

Studio Hani Rashid, Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, is engaged with the development of platforms that invite the public to further advance perceptions and visions for the future. The project offers the opportunity for the presentation and interaction of ideas within a combination of agora and library type of space.

Opening remarks:

Dr. Gerald Bast, President University of Applied Arts Vienna

Dr. Harald Mahrer, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

Univ.-Prof. Hani Rashid, Leitung Architekturstudio 3

Location: Aula der Wissenschaften, Wollzeile 27a, 1010 Vienna

Universität für angewandte Kunst WienInstitute of Architecture