Crafting Futures Lab

Crafting Futures Lab

  • 8.—12. September


    Loops of Wisdom Exhibition

    COLOR-MOVEMENT-SOUND - Hauptplatz 6
    Crafting Futures Lab - Hauptplatz 8
    FLUT Freiluft, Hauptplatz 8, Hauptplatz 6
    Haptic Experience - Hauptplatz 6
    Infinite Nows - Splace am Hauptplatz
    Interface Cult - Hauptplatz 8
    Metamorphosis - Hauptplatz 6, Strafsachengalerie
    Play with Pixels - Hauptplatz 8
    Post-Covid Fictions - Hauptplatz
    Post-it to Post-it: 2020-2030
    Shaping the Future, Hauptplatz 6
    Time-based and Interactive Media Arts - Hauptplatz 6, Hauptplatz 8, Strafsachengalerie

The Crafting Futures Lab is a platform for active investigations of the future of craft, the craft of the future and the crafting of futures. It researches and practices materials, techniques, and tools as processes and means to generate and diversify knowledge and engage diverse audiences in thinking and acting towards alternative futures. Active questioning, learning, and sharing are core premises to the inquiries undertaken at the intersection of traditional crafts, digital technologies, and education. It has been set up to focus education and practice concerned with the integration of technological development into the fields of art and craft, and vice versa, and social, cultural, technical, and aesthetic implications thereof. It seeks cooperation with schools, cultural organizations, practitioners, and policy makers.

As part of Loops of Wisdom, the Lab for the first time opens its activities to the public, seeking exchange through showcasing recent developments, previewing ongoing investigations and upcoming collaborations. The Labs open-source infrastructure displays educational toolkits designed by master students of the teacher training program Design:tech.tex, and work and tools intersecting traditional crafts and digital technologies and participatory interventions by members of the department and visiting artists and researchers.

Concept by Irene Posch and Monja Hirscher

Works by Teresa Almeida (PT/SE), Robert Angerer (AT), Yara Bartel (AT), Lisa-Marie Gmeindl (AT), Michaela Haager (AT), Ingrid Hackl (AT), Monja Hirscher (DE/AT), Ramona Kogler (AT), Sofie Lüftinger (AT), Irene Posch (AT), Giulia Tomasello (IT)

Display by Monja Hirscher and Manfred Grillnberger, support by Ingrid Hackl, Robert Hübner, Astrid Young. Based on Atelier Ternier / OpenStructures