The CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange, Christoph Boschan
The CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange, Christoph Boschan, on financial literacy, sharing the wealth and north German Gemütlichkeit. Anyone who has done business in both Austria and Germany will tell you that the attitudes and approaches c...
Michael Haider, the new director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York
The new director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York on diversity, connecting artists and putting discovery over instruction. “For me, it’s the most exciting cultural post,” said Michael Haider, the new director of the Austrian Cultural Forum. “Cultural work is important – and gives me real pleasure.” Haider is a soft-spoken, eloquent man. […]
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Pop star and comic Otto Jaus waxes poetic about fame, being funny and attempts to define the many meanings of the word Schmäh It’s not hard to see why Otto Jaus has been so successful as a comedian. His playful attitude is underlined by a mischievous, slightly dark sense of humor that made our conversation […]
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With the platform Own Austria, founders Martin Foussek and Thomas Niss aim to help people make better investments through trust and familiarity Few Austrians invest in the stock market. Most estimate it between 4% and 6%, the lowest in the EU. With ...
Wolf Prix
We spoke to Wolf Prix, one of the founders of the Deconstructivist movement. At Coop Himmelb(l)au, Wolf Prix’s 5th district Architecture studio, the walls are lined with what hundreds of prints, renderings and models of dreamlike structures. Most ar...
Vienna’s legendary chef Sohyi Kim about learning on the job, never being satisfied and why she can’t stand salmon. When guests go to Sohyi Kim’s restaurants, they go to visit her. Every place she’s ever run – that’s 13 restaurants in 21 years since she’s been in Vienna – has had an open kitchen. After […]
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Waltraut Cooper
Light artist Waltraut Cooper’s installations have broken ground for decades. We spoke about digitizing the UN, the Biennale and world peace. Her wild, neon red hair makes her impossible to miss. It fits the style of her art, flamboyant, but re...
Heinz fischer
For Heinz Fischer, loving his country means caring about peacekeeping, education and reviving the lessons of history. Not many people know where to find him. Past the Portiere and through the courtyard, up the winding steps of the storied Amal...
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