1.9 C
Vienna
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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...
“Some of the most famous architects in the world – Zaha Hadid, Kazuyo Sejima – are non-Western, non-European women. That says a lot about how ‘emancipated’ we are here in the West.” As an architecture student at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the 1990s, Baerbel Mueller remembers having...
The director and general manager of the Schönbrunn Zoo, Dagmar Schratter, spoke to us about activism, animal husbandry, why some frogs wave and the tricks of impregnating an elephant Arriving at the oldest existing zoo in the world, our hosts guided us past the excited chatter of a school class,...
People think that our dogs just follow orders. But really, it’s a cooperation – we tell them what we need, and they see how they can implement it.” When dogs encounter each other on the street, there’s often a scuffle. Owners tug on leashes, by-standers are annoyed. But when an...
X