Social program

Apart from the conference lectures and workshops InSEA Regional Conference Vienna 2016 offered a wide range of social activities. 

School tour by bus across Vienna
Friday, 23 September 2016, 09:00–12:00
Meeting point: AIL, Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Vienna

In our school tour by bus we will stop by at three public schools across Vienna: elementary school Kleistgasse, inclusive Lernwerkstatt Brigittenau and the Bertha von Suttner-Schulschiff, a secondary school on a ship on the Danube river.

On the bus we will give an insight in the organisation and special qualities of these schools that try to make a difference, especially in art and design related aspects. Kleistgasse offers a broad art education already to their youngest members. Lernwerkstatt Brigittenau is the only public school in Austria that practices “free crafting” in a coeducational, inclusive and reformist way.  Finally in the Schulschiff you will hear about a program called KOKOKO (=communication, cooperation and conflict management) and how you can anchor it at any school. Please join us and make sure to reserve your seat!

Guided by Stefanie Pegritz
For free, limited seats available, booked out!

Conference Dinner
Friday, 23 September, 19:00
Atelier Augarten, Scherzergasse 1a, 1020 Vienna

We will have our conference dinner in Vienna's oldest baroque garden, the Augarten in the second district. The dinner will take place in the Atelier Augarten at the terrace, library and bar of the restaurant DIE AU that is part of the exhibition premises of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation (TBA21).

Don't forget your dancing shoes!

Live music by:
Alexander Wladigeroff: trumpet and flugelhorn
Konstantin Wladigeroff: e-piano
Marta Pulido: vocals
Bogidar "Boki“ Radenkowic: guitar, bass ukulele and vocals
Kostadin  Radenkowic: vocals, guitar and trumpet
Stoyan Yankoulov: drums

Costs: 40 Euro per person

Museum excursion Kunstforum Wien
Saturday, 24 September 2016, 10:00–12:00
Freyung 8, 1010 Vienna

We invited students to design an art mediation program for school classes for the exhibition „Martin Kippenberger“. The result was „Signposts to Kippenberger“ – a treasure hunt inviting the visitor to discover the artist and his versatile work in a twisted, playful and sometimes secret way. Follow us into a world of birch forests, punk bars and an endless expanse of imagination. Introductions, instructions and prompts enable access to the art in a humorous, interactive and richly varied way.

Join us and participate in this collaboratively developed workshop and exhibition tour by students of Grade 6B, Hegelgasse 12 and the education department of Kunstforum Wien. Beyond that we offer insights in our methods and learning styles in art mediation.

For free, limited seats available, booked out!

Museum excursion mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Saturday, 24 September 2016, 10:00–12:00
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

For free, limited seats available, booked out!

Museum excursion Wien Museum / Metropolitan Museum of Vienna
Saturday, 24 September 2016, 10:00–12:00
Karlsplatz 8, 1040 Vienna

We will introduce the participants to the wide-ranging program offered by the education department, from participatory exhibits with students, to discussion circles with senior citizens, to activity days for families, to „one object talks“. After the presentation the participants are invited to our exhibition „Sex in Vienna. Desire. Control. Transgression.“

For free, limited seats available, booked out!

Museum excursion MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art:
A Brief Survey of Chances and Challenges
Saturday, 24 September 2016, 14:00–16:00
Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna

Over the past five years, the MAK has undergone a process of transformation as a result of the arrival of the new director, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein. The collection rooms have been renewed, the content of the museum's program has changed, and mediation has been given new purpose. In this spirit, the MAK has created a position called "New Concepts for Learning" that is dedicated to designing and realizing mediation projects-both in person and media-based. These projects include the MAK App, the MAK DESIGN LAB, a participatory project with school students, and the establishment of a "games room" to celebrate the exhibition STAR WARS TM Identities.

Together we will survey the MAK and its redesigned collection rooms. A selection of MAK mediation projects will provide a springboard for a discussion in which we share our experiences related to the chances and challenges of art mediation.

For free, limited seats available, booked out!


Museum excursion Kunsthalle Wien: Brutality, its Languages, its Spaces of Articulation
Saturday, 24 September 2016, 14:00–16:00
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

The workshop will take the modernist style of brutalist architecture as a point of departure for discussing what is considered “brutal” today. Asking who calls whom “brutal” and from what point of view we want to find out about power relationships structuring the attribution of the term. The brutality of sexist hate postings and right-wing agitation, for instance, is often considered an expression of stupidity and lack of education. But is the concept of cultivation – understood as the intention for the transformation of brutes into civilized humans – not characterized by a cruel history itself? How can we talk about brutality without reproducing a system based on the division between the good and the bad, the civilized and the primitive, between humans and others?

The workshop takes place within the framework of the exhibition “Béton” at Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsquartier (25/06–16/10/2016). Its basic concept is designed by guest artist Carla Bobadilla and Andrea Hubin who works in the dramaturgy department of Kunsthalle Wien. It will be further developed in collaboration with members of the Denkfabrik, the circle of young friends of Kunsthalle Wien. Applied methods are inspired by critical art education and its appropriation of artistic strategies to approach controversial topics. Furthermore, the workshop offers insights into the bandwidth of activities organized by the dramaturgy and education department of Kunsthalle Wien.

For free, limited seats available, booked out!

Urban exploration with Détours Travel Agency
Saturday, 24 September 2016, 10:00–13:00 (tour 1) OR 14:00–17:00 (tour 2)
Meeting point t.b.c.

A project of the department Social Design. Arts as Urban Innovation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna

Détours Travel Agency conducts tours of urban exploration in Vienna. Its target group is people that have recently arrived in the city, and who are in a state of transition between places. We, as travel agents and equally as participants, attempt to discover places previously unknown to us all. Through the documentation of experiences and personal perspectives being made in our city tours, we aim for this collective practice to become a methodology that fosters a familiarity and connection to place.

We believe that the quality of being a stranger can bring a new perspective on the city. By sharing stories of places that each of us frequent, we want to uncover the spaces that hold a special meaning to us, and hence build-up a contextual understanding of where we are and where we hope to go. This project will result in the production of an alternative ‘travel guide’, that may reveal new opportunities of exploration to those who have already developed a spatial routine.

Markus Gebhardt, Milly Reid, Enrico Tomassini and Michel Gölz
Détours Travel Agency

Costs: 10 Euro per person, max. 5 participants per tour

Vienna sightseeing
Saturday, 24 September, 13:00–16:00
Meeting point t.b.c.

If you are for the first time in Vienna and want to enjoy the beauty of the city guided by a professional and charming tour guide, the team of Christina Crisafulli will show you some of the most important and impressing spots of Vienna.

Costs: 10 Euro per person