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Vienna
Friday, January 18, 2019
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...
We met British comedian Patrick Lamb at vrei, a virtual reality lounge in the 7th to talk about comedy, the Viennese and his hood in Hernals “Nope, I’ve never done this before.” Patrick Lamb seemed a bit nervous about venturing into the virtual world, but there was still time. His infectious...
As we enter or leave this world, there are those seldom-thanked individuals that accompany us. We spoke to people who think and talk about living and dying every day Midwife Talk about “midwifery” to an American, and they will start thinking about antiquated methods of childbearing. Midwives were gradually replaced by...
Design is not just a profession, it's a way of life. Whether it's on the runway, backstage, on the go or online, these designers both live and love what they do Fashion Designer Susanne Bisovsky’s salon is like a secret garden. But the blossoms here come in bouquets of crocheted flowers,...
Rector of the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Wien)   Prof. Markus Müller’s children often ask him, “Daddy, what exactly does a ‘rector’ do?” For him, running a university whose students are active medical residents at Europe’s largest hospital, it’s not such a simple answer. As a child, Müller was also inquisitive....
“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...
Whether we’re getting around by car, bike, metro or just heading across the street, it takes a whole city to keep us mobile. “We accommodate 2.6 million passengers a day. That’s a number that speaks for itself.” When Johanna Wiesholzer’s American cousin came to visit her recently in Vienna, he was...
“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)...
"We lead the world in organic standards because we're a small country. The agricultural infrastructure is still on a small scale, so farmers can still give each of their cows a name." Dolly Blach grew up in the heart of Vienna’s 1st district in the ’50s and ’60s. So you might...
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