The jury consists of a wide range of creative people who have made it their daily business to make Vienna an inspiring city.
PPAG is the innovative architectural office headed by Anna Popelka and Georg Poduschka. You might know them from the famous seating they designed for the Museumsquartier, but they’re also involved in a ton of other projects, ranging from furniture design to urban planning, both in Vienna and internationally. They know all about urban space and their expertise will help us decide what concept we want to become reality.
Moritz M. Polansky focuses on the design of scenography, exhibitions as well as interior and products. His work is based on sculptural approaches to artistic questions and is rooted in his architectural development. He experiments on the edges of genres and develops projects in the fields of crossover productions & sociocultural design. Visit him at holeinblack, his atelier, where he works on various art installations, such as the tube design visible at Liechtensteinstraße/Alserbachstraße this summer. Find his art on social media under #holeinblack or @holeinblack
As a trained Industrial Designer Lena presented her diploma project „Theatre of Destruction“ – a recycle system for small household appliances – within the format ‚Stadtarbeit‘ during Vienna Design Week 2012. Since then she’s been creating prototypes, trophies and slot machines. Her object illustrations are represented by Agent Azur and she is a founding member of Soybot – a micro publishing collective in Vienna.
Martin Papouschek is co-founder of Werksalon, the first Co-Making Space for crafts, desgin and art, located in Vienna’s 22nd district. Before Martin established this open woodshop for professionals and hobbyists, he graduated from the carpenters master class in Pöchlarn, traveled the world and worked for various woodshops. In the Werksalon, you can not only attend workshops dealing with design, building furniture and setting up a business, but also work on projects freely, with or without consulting Martin himself. His expertise is sure to help us choose the best of your designs.
In 2013, Arno Aumayr, a skilled electromechanic and machine engineer, left behind a career in IT to found the organisation Maker Austria. Their DIY and upcylcing project Makerspace, or ‘selberMACHEREI’ in German, is an innovative, creative and social space, for its neighbours as well as visitors from all over Vienna. Whether you just have an idea, want to try out something new or already have a lot of experience, Maker Austria is open for all. It’s meeting point where Makers with varied hobbies and knowledge can come together. The MakerSpace is a hub for technical skills, tools and knowledge, ranging from carpentry, metalworking and textile to electronics, robotics and 3Dprinting, that allows you to create something innovative together.