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Saturday, October 20, 2018
"While I was schlepping a barrow of elephant dung, a passing visitor said, ‘These zoo people always look so damn happy!’ It’s true – I love my job.” - Hannah Schleicher, Zookeeper at Schönbrunn Zoo The first elephant ever born in a zoo was born at Schönbrunn in 1906. The...
Art can be a solitary craft, but for inspiring masterpieces to reach us, they need to go through many hands. “If you want to have one word for the future, it’s flexibility. The time is gone for stability in the sense of not being able to move. Unfortunately, stones don’t...
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...
Wine, food and music are essential ingredients for the good life, but so are a roof over your head and people who care about you. With our four interviewees, you are in good hands Schrammelmusik was pretty much announced dead - but it will live on! Peter Havlicek feels happiest when...
"Our children might graduate from school with the knowledge of how to fly to the moon, but they don't have a clue about how important food production is." For Gerhard Zoubek, organic farming is no laughing matter. When he and his wife, Sigrid, inherited her family farm 21 years ago,...
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...
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,...
Art can be a solitary craft, but for inspiring masterpieces to reach us, they need to go through many hands. “Living abroad changed everything for me. You look differently at your own culture and can put it into context. You don’t have to pretend that your country’s the center of...

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 Fleck, 36, has a PhD in chemistry from the Technical University of Vienna (TU), but until recently, never worked as a...
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