Lehrende und MitarbeiterInnen

Färber, Martin Univ.-Ass. Mag. des. ind.

Project "Offenbachpark"
öffentlicher Raum, Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Architektur, Environment, participatory design, circular economy
The department Social Design planed the redesign of a part of a park at the intersection Engerthstraße/Offenbachgasse in cooperation with the 2nd Viennese district and the Wiener Stadtgärten. Previous studies by the department (with the participation of many residents) have already shown that people in the district want more than just new furniture in the park. Many are looking for a place in the neighborhood that can serve as a center for exchange, meeting and living together. In addition to a structural redesign of the site, the main focus is therefore on both a participation process in the neighborhood and the joint activation of this public space, which should be usable by all. In order to use resources as sustainably as possible and to demonstrate a sustainable model, the project follows the principles of a circular economy. Social Design takes on the role of designer, planner, opinion gatherer and co-negotiator - offering expertise and observations from research on the district. Residents can contribute their design wishes and objections, and design decisions are made jointly. The involvement of the neighborhood at different levels is intended to show that urban design concerns everyone, that people of the city have a voice in urban processes, and that they can take responsibility for the care of the city.
Martin Färber, Christina Schraml
MA42 - Wiener Stadtgärten, 2. Wiener Gemeindebezirk
Stadt Wien, MA42 - Wiener Stadtgärten
Social Design Students
Social Design Alumni
2020-07-01 – 2020-12-18