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Action Day - Program Eschenbachgasse

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Eschenbachgasse 11 | at the corner of Getreidemarkt
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1010 Vienna

A project of Academy | Art | Public in the context of the Climate Action October

For the Action Day on October 19, 2022, as part of Climate Action Month in October, the Academy turns to the outside world to further deepen the internal learning and design process on sustainability issues and invite the public to participate. Reflections on sustainable action, civil disobedience and alternative forms of appropriation of public spaces are negotiated with various art actions such as the collective chalk drawing as well as lectures, discussions and workshops, mobile solar kitchen and many more.

With guests such as the political scientist Alexander Behr, the community and regional developer Nina Svanda as well as members of the Artists and Museums for Future movement and the Climate University (CZ), we will examine and discuss global consequences of climate change, migration movements and mobilization strategies from various disciplines at three locations around the Academy at Schillerplatz. Curators Fanny Hauser and Mirela Baciak expound on the topic of sustainable exhibition making, the students union (ÖH) of the Academy and students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava invite to workshops in the garden of the Secession, while in front of the Academic building a collectively designed chalk painting by the studios of Drawing and Graphic Arts/Printing Techniques visually and participatively addresses the city.

Conceived by Academy | Art | Public Sphere and with the participation of various institutes with its as students, graduates, artists, architects and scientists of the Academy, an extensive program was put together

10 h – 18 h
Film program Mob.Mobility
In the context of the Action Day, filmic works by students, graduates and teachers, selected by Michael Höpfner and Ruby Sircar, will be presented in the exhibition space Exhibit Eschenbachgasse, offering a wide variety of artistic perspectives on sustainable issues discussed at the Academy in the context of the Climate Action October.
Artists: Michael Dietrich, Jannik Franzen, Tereza Klčová, Otto Krause, Vitória Monteiro, Vrishali Purandare, Lena Schwingshadl, Benedikt Werth, Milan Loviška

11 h – 15 h
Open textile repair station
With the open textile repair station we take action against the planned obsolescence of clothing, because 200,000 tons of textile waste per year in Austria is too much. Often it is a few simple little stitches that can save clothes. The open textile repair station is the place to repair garments guided by professionals. There is only one question: should the repair be invisible or do we create a unique repair design together? We will repair with the fashion designers Mario Gamser, Christiane Gruber and Valerie Lange as well as the repair expert Heike Derwanz.

Open textile repair station, photo: Valerie Lange

16 h – 17 h
Workshop: Papers - Every issue is unique.
Paper as a valuable resource becomes a design object here: Stefanie F. Weber, graduate of the IKL, guides and shows how different kinds of paper scraps can be cut, arranged and bound into especially environmentally friendly booklets.

Workshop: Papers - Every issue is unique, © Stefanie Weber