Janima Nam

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Janima Nam is a freelance journalist, translator, and editor living in Vienna. She has a BFA in film from New York University and a Masters degree (MA) from the London Consortium in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Profiles | Gebrüder Moped

“Wiener Schmäh is maudlin, weepy, self-pitying, but also nostalgic, wistful, gemütlich and comforting.” If you really want to know what Wiener Schmäh is, ask a German. So say the Viennese cabaret duo, Gebruder Moped (Franz Stanzl and Martin Strecha-Derkics). For them, Wiener Schmäh sometimes seems more important to those who are not from here – […]
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Profiles | Karin Fleck

Founder, Vienna Textile Lab “If synthetic dyes originate from crude oil, does it make sense to be using them for a 5-euro T-shirt you throw out after six months? It just doesn’t compute.” Karin ...

Profiles | Toni Steinmetz

Regional Secretary, PRO-GE Vienna “Some say, ‘Live and let live.’ I can only live well if I can allow others to live well and be able to look after their needs.” On Toni Steinmetz’s desk stands a small iron statue of the clock tower located in Enns, his hometown in Upper Austria. It’s not just a souvenir, but […]
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Profiles | Helene Wagner

Deputy Head of Special Exhibitions, Vienna Technical Museum “Our goal isn’t to say to our visitors, ‘OK, here’s the future, take it or leave it.’ We want to offer them the chance to gain some insig...

Profiles | Thomas Gratzer

Executive Director, Production & Technology for Manner Schnitten “Vertical production is an essential component of urban production. Our factory will always remain in Vienna.” The more things...
Altlerchenfeld

Altlerchenfeld

If Goldilocks had to choose a neighborhood in Vienna, it might be Altlerchenfeld. Laidback yet central, this neighborhood strikes the perfect balance – not too trendy, but exciting enough; not to...
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How the Hundertwasser House Was Built | An Interview with Elfriede Forte

“He put so much love and dedication into this project. It’s no longer comprehensible what he accomplished here.” Whether it’s looking over the green roof gardens, peering up through winding staircases whose landings are each painted a different pastel shade, or encountering colorful frescoes lining a corridor, wonders abound at the Hundertwasser House in Vienna’s […]
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Angelika Fitz

“Architecture is always all around us.” | A Chat with Angelika Fitz

“If you don’t want to look at art, you can choose not to hang any on your wall. Architecture is always all around us. You can’t just tune it out.” When Angelika Fitz was chosen out of 33 international candidates to be the new director of the Architekturzentrum Wien (AzW) two years ago, one of […]
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Anne Catherine Fleith

“I Was Here” | An Interview with Anne Catherine Fleith

“When I go back to my buildings and see how people interact with it – that’s the best present I could ask for.” In 2002, blue stickers began to appear around Vienna boldly claiming: “I cried here,” “I’m never here,” “I hid out here” – riffs on the “I was here” graffiti. The 22,000 stickers, […]
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