Social Manufactory
workshop method, 2013

On the occasion of the exhibition WerkStadt Vienna:Design Engaging the City (MAK, Vienna) Irma Foldenyi and Daniela Dossi were invited to hold a workshop with Studio Makkink&Bey.

‘What if Vienna’s 1st district became a workplace for manufacturing? Imagine an inner city as a campus site, where living, working, and exchange of knowledge come together. How do we expose the potential of a specific site? How can we make new connections between different producers, sellers, services, workers, buyers and consumers?’

The workshop investigated and indicated all the companies, services, streets etc. and discovered potentials and models of local manufactories.

The journey through the project itself became the product of the assignment. Instead of large factories in the city’s periphery bringing their products into the city center, cluttering its roads, the workshop aims to think about small, specialized units spread throughout the city.

WerkStadt Vienna:Design Engaging the City

WerkStadt Vienna:Design Engaging the City

commissioned by Studio Makkink&Bey
in collaboration with Daniela Dossi
booklet by Daniela Dossi & Irma Foldenyi (printed by MAK Vienna)
thanks to Thomas Geisler MAK Vienna & Departure


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 © MAK/Karin Wißkirchen


© MAK/Karin Wißkirchen


 © MAK/Karin Wißkirchen