Architecture for Better Living

Curator-Guided Tour with Nicole Stoeckelmayr, Scenes of Architecture, Vienna
In the context of the exhibition SPACE AND EXPERIENCE: Architecture for Better Living

Architecture as design is always an expression of social and cultural structures, codes, and values. The focus of SPACE AND EXPERIENCE is on the question of what constitutes “better living”—in particular regarding materiality, ecology, design of atmospheres, participation, hospitality, design of communities, and perspective—and how architecture matters here. The exhibition is a cooperation with Wienerberger and—on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Wienerberger—will be complemented by a presentation on the cultural-historical significance of Wienerberger. Three expert meetings and a symposium have already taken place in the run-up to the exhibition.

Nicole Stoecklmayr is a Vienna based designer, digital strategist, and cultural scholar who publishes essays and lectures on actual and digital experiences of architectural space at Scenes of Architecture ( She graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna with a degree in architecture and a PhD in cultural studies. She worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Bauhaus University Weimar as well as at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg where she most recently organized the international symposium Perspective Rules! Architecture, Games, and the Materiality of Computer Simulations.

Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall
Admission € 5 (Tuesdays 6–10 p.m.) plus attendance fee of € 3.50
The ticket also grants access to all exhibitions of the MAK on that evening.


TUE, 24.09. / 18:00



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