Lecture Metahaven

April 17th, 6.00 pm
SR 2, Fersteltrakt

Metahaven is an Amsterdam-based artist collective working in filmmaking, writing, and design.
In the lecture, they talk about their past and forthcoming work. The Feeling Sonnets (Transitional Object) (2024) is Metahaven's forthcoming film on poetry and artificial intelligence, based on a poetry collection by Eugene Ostashevsky.

Alumnitalk Katarina Šoškic

»On digressing«
March 14th, 6.00 pm at Klasse Kartak

Kata is a photographer, commissioned in the field of portrait, fashion, and reportage photography, using analog cameras and available light, and a candidate for a PhD in Artistic Research at die Angewandte with an ongoing study in mass tourism and traveling. Kata will show her work as a commissioned photographer and from the artistic and academic field. She will address, in a playful manner, the dichotomy and the ways the two paths of her practice intersect and diverge.
Ein Haufen Liebe.

Experiments in Sculptural Design
17.1. – 28.1.2024, 12.00 – 19.00
Opening 16.1., 19.00
Schloss Neugebäude
Otmar-Brixgasse 1, 1110 Vienna

„EIN HAUFEN LIEBE“ is an exhibition of sculptures by the students of the graphic design class. The theme is LOVE in its various forms. PAPER in all its forms is the material. The resources paper and corrugated cardboard are readily available. For this exhibition, they were largely obtained from waste and will be recycled at the end of the exhibition.

Reading Luna Al-Mousli

»Um mich herum«
Dec 14th, 7.00 pm at Klasse Kartak

Luna Al-Mousli is an author, designer and Klasse Kartak alumna. In her reading she will share her thoughts on the motivation and importance of writing and provides insights into her works such as "A Tear. A Smile.", "When Grandma, God and Britney Meet in the Living Room," "Clapping Isn't Enough! System Heroes in Portrait" and "Stories around me". She will not only present her storytelling methods, but also talk about her experiences and collaboration in the publishing industry.

Lecture Studio Pointer

»Software Fiction«
Oct 20st 2023, 18.00h
Lecture Hall 1, Fersteltrakt
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

In their lecture, Studio Pointer provided an introduction to their practice and core design method, which they refer to as "software fiction". By building experimental tools and employing a fictionalized, poetic approach to writing code, they seek new perspectives in the design process and imagine alternative realities through the modification and repurposing of technology.
Envisioning a world transformed.
Class exhibition
at Angewandte Festival 2023
27. – 30. June, 11.00 – 21.00h
Seminarraum 7
University of Applied Arts
Oskar-Kokoschkaplatz 2, 1010 Wien
Klasse Kartak explores our feelings of hope and hopelessness, joy and anger, desire and disgust in order to imagine changes in our world that would have a transformative effect on ourselves and others.

Alumnitalk: Studio Sirene

March 9th, 6.00 pm at Klasse Kartak

SIRENE is a unique structure of four graduates of our class with varying fields of interests and skillsets who join forces and work together. In an industry where competition and specialisation dominate, SIRENE responds collectively, in solidarity and with a broad base. In their talk SIRENE wants to challenge the understanding of what success can mean, including the joys and hardships, as well as its “work in progress” character.

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.