How can the digital revolution of our times be used for human beings as best as possible and how can we cope with predictable misdevelopments? HUMAN BY MACHINE presents various design projects by students and alumni of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, which were created in exchange with students and teachers of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava.

Interdisciplinary teams worked out interpretations, interventions, and objects on the following topics: the role and responsibility of design; changing role of designers; transdisciplinary correlations, copyright versus open design; Social Design and materials; consumer oriented perception of design; digital revolution as cyberwar, Industry 4.0, robotics; interface between man and machine (private life). Topics as the development of new design strategies for dissemination; design and new materials and technologies as well as social design strategies and a collection of best practice models of new design strategies will be exhibited in Vienna and Bratislava.

Catalin Betz, Pavel Naydenov, Wagner Felipe dos Santos, Gabriela Urrutia Reyes, Magdalena Marie Friedl

Marcel Benčík, Christina May Yan Carli, Elisabeth Haid, Ruth Mateus-Berr, Klára Prešnajderová, Mária Rišková, Pia Scharler, and Marlies Wirth



On the exhibition
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director, MAK
Gerald Bast, President, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Ruth Mateus-Berr, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Institute of Arts and Society, Social Design
Mária Rišková, Director, Slovak Design Center, Bratislava
Marlies Wirth, Curator, Digital Culture and Design Collection, MAK


by Pavel Naydenov


A presentation of the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) in cooperation with the Slovak Design Center and the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava in the context of the program INTERREG V-A Slovakia–Austria, project “Design & Innovation.”




TUE, 02.07. / 19:00



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