A workshop on the city of the future from a child’s perspective
Children are addressed as experts of their spaces; they will develop and build their “2051 City” in the ballgame area of the Alois-Drasche-Park in Vienna’s Wieden district over the course of two weeks this summer (24 – 29 Aug 2015 and 31 Aug – 3 Sep 2015). In six workshops during the first week of the Bauwerk:Stadt, spatial structures, floating objects, and utopian landscapes will be made from everyday and reused materials. Each of these workshops is dedicated to a different material: objects and spaces will be created in a spontaneous and improvised way—with simple construction techniques and without tools—from cardboard tubes, packaging, plastic bags, and worn-out furniture. In keeping with the concept of free play, the workshops, will equip the children with new skills and abilities to build the city of the future, which will emerge in the course of the project.
Thin plastic tubes will be formed into rings of various sizes and connected using cable ties and strings to create a limitless, expandable structure. The resulting interior spaces will be covered with fabric.
Bauwerk:Stadt is open to all future designers aged from 8 to 14. Everyone who takes part can construct a stand-alone building or jointly design the “2051 City” as a group.
A project by the Wiener Familienbund [Vienna Family Association] in cooperation with the MAK and the designer duo Célia-Hannes (Célia Picard and Hannes Schreckensberger).
THU, 27.08. / 15:00 – 19:002015