Care+Repair / A Growing Exhibition

Care+Repair – A Growing Exhibition at the Public Workspace by Az W
— Eine wachsende Ausstellung im öffentlichen Arbeitsraum des Az W

Curated by Angelika Fitz, Elke Krasny
Exhibition + graphic design by Alexander Ach Schuh

Nordbahnhalle 21.6.–31.7.2017 — daily 2-10 pm / tägl 14.00–22.00

Six International Architecture Teams …
a-works – Cristian Stefanescu / Bergen
GABU Heindl Architektur / Vienna
Zissis Kotionis + Phoebe Giannisi / Volos
Rotor / Brussels
Meike Schalk / Stockholm
RosarioTalevi / Berlin

… in Tandem with Six Partners in Vienna
Zuzana Ernst, Can Gülcü, Martin Riesing, Hansel Sato, Beatrice Stude, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien Masterstudium Social Design/Brigitte Felderer

Care + Repair. Exhibition view. Photo by Lisa Rastl.


How can we repair the future? And how can architecture and urbanism contribute to this? Working in tandem with local experts six international teams of architects develop Care + Repair prototypes on site at the Nordbahnhof. An extensive programme invites people to visit the public work space next to the water tower.

How can very different kinds of knowledge be effectively combined to create neighbourhood networks, new types of communal spaces and housing, the use of existing materials and protecting nature in the city? An exhibition hosted in a former warehouse on location presents projects by the invited architectural teams that show how the Care + Repair approach interacts with the existing urban fabric, taking it into the future.

Documentation of the working processes for the Care + Repair prototypes is added to this growing exhibition on an ongoing basis. An international symposium launches the prototype development. With visits, discussions and workshops throughout the entire duration the public workspace extends an invitation to work jointly on finding solutions for repairing the future.


This Place Is Pretty Good — 9 architectural approaches to Brăila Cristian Stefanescu. Photo Irina Pata.


Care + Repair forms part of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future, which unites designers, architects and visual artists by the joint aim to make a better tomorrow: The VIENNA BIENNALE is organized by the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / contemporary Art, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, The Kunsthalle Wien, the Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien, and the Vienna Businness Agency with support from the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology as a non-university research partner.