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Thursday, September 20, 2018
We met Stephan Sicars, Director of the Environmental Branch of UNIDO, at Café Wortner, an old-school coffee house on a cobblestone corner of the 4th district Essentially he’s a salesman. Stephan Sicars’ product is a brighter future, which seems like an easy sell, but he has to make it a...
For Heinz Fischer, loving his country means caring about peacekeeping, education and reviving the lessons of history. Not many people know where to find him. Past the Portiere and through the courtyard, up the winding steps of the storied Amalientrakt of the Hofburg palace, former President Heinz Fischer’s office is...
On our path to a knowledge society, understanding the world around us is ever more important On any given day, 50 to 60 people vie for Ali Mahlodji’s time at his offices in the 4th district. So I was a bit confused when Ali (“Call me Ali!”) asked me to...
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The controversial performance artist Hermann Nitsch invited us to visit in Prinzendorf to discuss art, nature, death and wine “In art you don’t have ‘ideas’,” Hermann Nitsch said across his sitting-room table. “You work something out. Ideas are for swindlers.” For over six decades, Nitsch has been “working out” his artistic...
Gabriele and Sabrina Bacher: Veterinarians through and through Girls and horses have long had a special connection. What may be less known is that this affinity for animals has drawn more and more young women towards veterinary medicine. Sabrina Bacher, 31, can testify to this: At the University of Vienna,...
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Whether it’s the official “I do”, or playing games with gender and sexuality, her life’s work celebrates love, sexuality and femininity Ingrid Mack, Founder and Owner of Liebenswert   Just like eating and drinking, love and sex are basic human needs – without them, we would die. Ingrid Mack likes to deal with her...
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 Tourradar co-founder Travis Pittman and his hero, Oliver Holle of SpeedInvest.   Travis Pittman / Tourradar   Role: Co-Founder & CEO What they do: TourRadar is an online marketplace...
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