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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

December/January 2017/2018

Nostalgia

Gerstner Director Oliver Braun
We talked to four guardians of our collective consciousness in the world of photography, hospitality, urban history and children’s books “None of us has reinvented the wheel. And no one has invented anything to replace it either. Often one must draw on very old things to further develop new ones.” Meeting up with Gerstner CEO Oliver Braun at the company’s headquarters at the...
Thomas Brezina
We talked to four guardians of our collective consciousness in the world of photography, hospitality, urban history and children’s books “In the world around us, there's more and more uncertainty. This is when a kind of nostalgia kicks in and people want to return to the safety and comfort of their favorite childhood shows and books.” If you’re an English speaker, you might...
bassena meaning
To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this month’s cheat sheet. BASSENA Noun. Orig., either French basin or Italian bacino, both meaning basin;a communal water tap with an enamel sink located on the landing of an Altbau (old apartment building, generally pre-WWI). In times past, running water...
vintage wine vienna
The unique qualities of older vintages aren’t apparent, so let an expert’s insight guide you. Old wines hold a certain mystery. With their dusty labels, shelved away in chilly cellars, their allure is in the rediscovery. Like a message in a bottle (quite literally), the value of the contents has as much to do with its transformation as with the...
matti bunzl
We talked to four guardians of our collective consciousness in the world of photography, hospitality, urban history and children’s books “As a successor state of a once global empire, modern Austria has a kind of systemic nostalgia built into its structure.” Nostalgia is an elusive concept for Matti Bunzl: An Austrian-American historian who has lived half his life in Vienna and half in...
technisches museum wien exhibition urban future
The Technisches Museum Wien invites us to explore our past imaginings of what was to come, and how we dare to dream today Vienna’s Technical Museum is in the business of making predictions: for instance, that our future will be urban, our vehicles electric and our power more renewable. But they also understand the limits; so much can happen that...
Travel Kinderhotels
Kinderhotels are the vacation secret your kids want you to know. Let’s play a game. It’s a simple one, not difficult at all. It’s called “Spot the family who just got back from holiday.” I’ll give you a hint: Your typical family vacation survivors look like weary, shell-shocked veterans. Dishevelled couples lug piles of toys, athletic equipment and over flowing suitcases. Cranky,...
ali rabbani favorite things december
If there is one bit of nostalgia that foreigners and tourists associate with Austria: It’s the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music, made popular by the 1965 film starring Julie Andrews. We dedicate this month to those gift-giving expats for whom these favorite things awaken memories of childhood. This idyllic town was founded because of the rich salt resources and became famous for its enchanting location, so much so that the Chinese made a carbon copy back home. We would wait here for winter...
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