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Vienna
Monday, January 22, 2018
Head of special needs care at the Haus der Barmherzigkeit (HABIT), an assisted-living facility.  It is easy to see why Helga Haselmayer is good at her job. Kind and patient, the 47-year-old has been developing her approach towards interacting with others for almost 30 years. It’s about attitude, openness and...
The Fesch’Markt co-founders have given Austrian designers and artists a platform to hock their wares to the hungry hipster marketWhat gave you the idea to make a large event like Fesch’Markt?Katrin had travelled to New York City where she fell in love with the art and design markets.  When...
Meet our youngest fan – Aodhan Kirkham-Healey: Age six, Belgium born, raised in Canada and now a budding hipster Wiener dedicated to learning German and enjoying Vienna’s café culture.Like so many other third culture kids, he’s multilingual, wise beyond his years, and already nostalgic for the people and places...
In our May issue, we teamed up with AustrianStartups to ask twelve Austrian founders to pick their local hero from the startup ecosystem.Today we feature Kiweno founder Bianca Gfrei and her hero, business angel Johann "Hansi" Hansmann.  Bianca Gfrei / Kiweno  Role: Co-Founder & CEO What they do: Kiweno offers do-it-yourself food...
MAK director Christoph Thun-Hohenstein on the resonance of objects, digital humanism and how we can design our way out of the singularityEvery day, as the sun rises over the rooftops of the Ringstrasse, the red brick building across from Stubentor comes alive. The façade of the Museum für angewandte...
Whether they’re uncovering drug cartels, teaching how to protect secrets, improving the image of the police department or fighting corruption, skepticism is their specialityDrug Research Expert, UN Office on Drugs and Crime When it comes to fighting the good global fight against drugs, Thomas Pietschmann, 55, is guided by one simple...
Austria has a new chancellor and with him comes a new minister. Thomas Drozda is in charge of Arts and Culture, and while he is new to the job, we asked him about the international outlook.Where does he see the role of artists and performers in Austrian culture?Dear Readers!Of...
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 dayStephansdom Tour GuideWhen we entered the Stephansdom early on a Monday afternoon, the place was crammed, as usual – with both...
Whether they’re uncovering drug cartels, teaching how to protect secrets, improving the image of the police department or fighting corruption, skepticism is their specialityPress Representative, Vienna Police Department In 2007, UN staffer Aeryn Gillern disappeared on foot from an exclusive gay sauna and apparently fell into the Danube Canal. The story...
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