Changing Values

06. – 07.09.2019

Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna



A conference of the MAK and the Slovak Design Center together with the Architekturzentrum Wien and Kunsthalle Wien in the context of the program INTERREG V-A Slovakia-AustriaThe conference Changing Values focuses on topics such as “valuable data,” “innovative materials,” and “transformation design.” International architects, designers, artists, and entrepreneurs discuss possible synergies for the common search for sustainable strategies, ethical production conditions, and ecological justice, be it in the Global South or in the Global North.

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Friday, 6 September

6 p.m.: Opening Remarks
Angelika Fitz, Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W)
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)
Mária Rišková, Slovak Design Center (SDC)
Followed by Keynote Lectures
Yasmeen Lari
Sarah Spiekermann-Hoff
Head: Angelika Fitz, Az W, and Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, MAK

Saturday, 7 September

On Saturday, three panels will examine connections between alternative
ecological and economic approaches:

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Panel I / Valuable Data
Paul Feigelfeld, Media Theorist
Peter Mörtenböck, Professor of Visual Culture at the Vienna University of
Technology and Helge Mooshammer, Cultural Theorist and Architect
Katja Schechtner, Consultant Innovation and Technology, OECD/ITF &
Research Fellow MIT
Chair: Vanessa Joan Müller, Kunsthalle Wien

1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Lunch Break

2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Panel II / Innovative Materials
Ena Lloret-Fritschi, Architect
Thomas Traxler, Designer, mischer'traxler studio)
Seetal Solanki, Material Designer and Researcher
Lilo Viehweg, Designer, Researcher
Chair: Vlasta Kubušová, crafting plastics! studio/ Slovak Design Center

4:30 p.m.–5 p.m.: Coffee Break

5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Panel III / Transformation Design
Harald Gruendl, Co-Partner, EOOS, and Founder IDRV – Institute of Design
Research Vienna
Nikolaus Hirsch, Architect and Art Theorist
Anab Jain, Designer, Filmmaker, and Co-Founder of Superflux
Johannes Strohmayer, Entrepreneur and Investment Banker
Chair: Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, MAK



Practical Information

Architekturzentrum Wien
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

6 / 7 September 2019

Admission is free
Conference in English

Registration via


The collaboration between the Slovak Design Center and the MAK and its partner institutions is co-financed with funds from the EU program Interreg V-A Slovakia–Austria (project “Design & Innovation”).




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