Cultural Acupuncture Treatment for Suburbs

Architekturzentrum Wien - Podium

Thursday, 22.03.2012, 19:00h

Project Culburb activates the public realm in the suburbs of Central European capital cities through acupuncture interventions. Using minimal means these actions set up interaction between inhabitants and have an impact on the community life.

'Towards Acupuncture Urbanism – Strategies for Suburbia'
short lecture by Stefan Gruber, Architect and Professor at the Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
'Artistic Interventions create public space'
short lecture by Werner Fenz, Head of the Insitute for Art in Public Space Styria 2006-2011

public debate with experts after short lectures by Stefan Gruber(AT) and Werner Fenz (AT) and experts Edit András (HU), Angelika Fitz (AT) and Tomas Pospiszyl (CZ)



CULBURB – Cultural Acupuncture Treatment for Suburbs


The EU project CULBURB deals with the phenomena of suburbanisation in Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Warsaw and Vienna. In a response to selected “districts” and their surroundings five “acupuncture treatments” are carried out in each area. These architectural and artistic interventions work with minimal means to achieve a maximum long term effect. In Vienna the project focuses on the Sandleiten neighbourhood.

Despite the number of spatial, social and historical differences between the areas participating in CULBURB similar situations are encountered in many of them, such as a shortage of common practice.

Architekturzentrum Wien, Museumplatz 1, Vienna
event in English

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