Lecture StudioSpass

»What is design but people«
Oct 31st 2022, 18.00h
Lecture Hall 1, Fersteltrakt
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

This lecture will be an introduction into the work and methods of the Rotterdam based Studio Spass that works on a wide range of design and art projects. Typography and spatial design has alway played a prominent role in their work. Most importantly they want their works to be used and enjoyed by people. This can best be seen in some of the installations and exhibitions that will be highlighted during the talk.

New York International Film Award for ‘Mother Arkah’

We are very happy to announce that Andreas Palfinger's diploma project ‘Mother Arkah’ was awarded with the New York International Film Awards NYIFA in the category Best First Time Director: Short. ‘Mother Arkah’, a Filmic Allegory on the Rise and Fall of Ideologies, is an 18-minute animated short film exploring a speculative climate-apocalypse scenario and the hypothesis of the posthumanist ideology ‘Bio-Technoism’. 

UX Design Awards: Young Talent Nomination

We are happy to announce that Joohyun Lees diploma project GILBERT - A companion for blind people was nominated for the UX Design Awards 2022 in the category New Talent. Out of more than 300 submissions from 58 countries, the #UXDA22-jury has tapped 101 projects to compete in the global competition for excellent experiences.


Privacy Goes Iconic

In a joint initiative ten interdisciplinary teams, consisting of design and law students, have created icons that are supposed to convey data protection information better than legal texts. The students from Klasse Kartak and the Institute for Innovation and Digitization in Law have tried to bring to life the requirement of meaningful data protection information with icons from the point of view of design, IT and law - Privacy Goes Iconic. In an online voting at Der Standard Rebecca Wenig's and Bemir Bilalic's icons were chosen as the winning designs out of four icon sets by different student teams.