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    Conceiving a utopia

    © Barbara Mataloni

    Conceiving a utopia

    From 25 to 29 September, scientists from the University of Vienna will be setting up an outpost in Fünfhaus, the 15th Viennese district, with their artist friends. In Werkstadt 15, they create a laboratory to explore how work affects our lives and structures our time. An audio tour takes guests through the Reindorfgasse, a side street of out-er Mariahilfer Straße. Buildings and businesses reflect the development of capital-ism and how it has changed our perception of working time, leisure time, and life-time. A walk into the 18th century and back into the present.

    What does time mean in today’s working world? How is it used, how is it distributed? The display of Werkstatt 15 shows some quite surprising facts and figures. Inside, an interactive exhibition focuses on the visitors’ time-keeping and working behav-iours. Visions of a world without compulsory work are collected on the Utopian Wall. The setting is a living room filled with converted office equipment, which is no long-er necessary in a world without work. The team is looking forward to a pleasant ex-change. Finally, the Viennese working group for idleness invites to a discussion which will also bring to light the dark sides of utopias.

    The Viennese working group for idleness – Wiener Arbeitskreis für Müßiggang – is comprised of sociologists (Carina Altreiter, Franz Astleithner, Barbara Mataloni, Matthias Nocker) and artists (Péter Oroszlány, Alessia Scuderi, Christoph Steining-er) who share a common interest in the organisation of work. By questioning what is taken for granted, they explore different ways of social coexistence.

    Language: German, we help with translations!

    Cooperation partner: Salon in Gesellschaft, Brick 5

    Production: WIENWOCHE

    detailed program

    Mon, 25. 9., 16:00 - 21:00

    Exhibition and audio tour

    Werkstadt 15, Reindorfgasse 30, 1150 Vienna

    Admission free.


    Tue, 26. 9., 16:00 - 21:00

    Exhibition and audio tour

    Werkstadt 15, Reindorfgasse 30, 1150 Vienna

    Admission free. 


    Wed, 27. 9., 16:00 - 21:00

    Exhibition and audio tour

    Werkstadt 15, Reindorfgasse 30, 1150 Vienna

    Admission free. 


    Thu, 28. 9., 14:00 - 19:00

    Exhibition and audio tour

    Werkstadt 15, Reindorfgasse 30, 1150 Vienna

    Admission free. 


    Thu, 28. 9., 20:00 - 22:00

    Discussion (closing event) - Let‘s (not) talk about work

    Brick 5, Fünfhausgasse 5, 1150 Vienna

    Admission free. 

    With: Katharina Mader, Johannes Ponader, Anne Kliebisch, Michael Hirsch
    Moderation: Jana Vetten


     

    Dates

    Mon, 25. 9., 16:00 - 21:00

    Exhibition and audio tour
    Werkstadt 15, Reindorfgasse 30, 1150 Vienna

    Tue, 26. 9., 16:00 - 21:00

    Exhibition and audio tour
    Werkstadt 15, Reindorfgasse 30, 1150 Vienna

    Wed, 27. 9., 16:00 - 21:00

    Exhibition and audio tour
    Werkstadt 15, Reindorfgasse 30, 1150 Vienna

    Thu, 28. 9., 14:00 - 19:00

    Exhibition and audio tour
    Werkstadt 15, Reindorfgasse 30, 1150 Vienna

    Thu, 28. 9., 20:00 - 22:00

    Discussion (closing event) - Let‘s (not) talk about work
    Brick 5, Fünfhausgasse 5, 1150 Vienna