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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Austrians like to show off their serious appreciation of classical music. But if you want them to erupt into joyful singing, you’ve got to play them some Austropop. And you may learn some Dialekt, too It was two o’clock on a Friday morning. I’d followed a herd of colleagues to Bettelalm:...
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 Fleck, 36, has a PhD in chemistry from the Technical University of Vienna (TU), but until recently, never worked as a...
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...
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 insight and to be able to reflect on it themselves.” On a rainy summer day, the Vienna Technical Museum was...
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 change, the more things stay the same. Manner Schnitten, the omnipresent and ever-popular Viennese hazelnut cream-filled wafer cookies, have been made according to the same recipe for more than...
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 Own Austria (ownaustria.at), Martin Foussek and Thomas Niss...
“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 diff erent pastel shade, or encountering colorful frescoes lining a corridor, wonders abound...
“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)...
“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...
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