Land For Us All

Exhibitions

Sealed soil: parking lots instead of farmland © ÖHV

Date and time

19/11/202019/07/2021

The earth's surface is a finite resource, and soil is our most precious commodity. Careless or capital-driven treatment of this resource has massively changed the shape and function of our towns and villages in recent decades. In view of the threat of a climate catastrophe and rising housing prices, the question arises as to whether the current path, with maximum compromises and minimum adaptation, is still sustainable. An extensive and couragous land policy is called for, where is it?

The progressive urban sprawl of the countryside has been the subject of discussion for decades. Meanwhile, everybody in Austria could be housed in the single-family homes that already exist 1), although yet more land is still being approved for building on, new shopping centres are going up on greenfield sites and whole chalet villages in the Alps. Weak or unenforced spatial planning regulations, a partly misguided tax law and subsidy system, and a despondent policy perpetuate the status quo instead of developing a vision for the future.

The exhibition explains the political, legal and economic background clearly and vividly, critically and sometimes inadvertantly absurdly. Case studies and explanations of the relevant terminology bring light into the thicket of responsible agents involved. International comparisons illustrate strengths and weaknesses, international examples of best practice show alternative approaches. We are all being called upon to think and act along new lines — and this exhibition is preparing the way.

 

Curators: Karoline Mayer & Katharina Ritter, Az W
Assistance: Lisa Gallian, Christina Kirchmair

 

1) With an average of 4.16 people per house (8,837,707 inhabitants in 2,123,597 detached and semi-detached houses). Source: Statistik Austria, status 2018

LOCATION

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

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Architekturzentrum Wien

The Az W shows, discusses and investigates how architecture and urban development shape our daily life. Its program encompasses international themed exhibitions, a permanent exhibition of Austrian architecture, and a total of over 500 events each year including lectures, city excursions, film screenings, and hands-on formats.

OTHER EVENTS
Free EntranceOnlineSpecial Project

Creative Days Vienna

Wednesday, 5. May 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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CAMILA SPOSATI

Phonosophia

Friday, 12. February 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

EverythingOnlineTalk

LIVE-TALK: Erwin Wurm in conversation

Tuesday, 11. May 2021Monday, 19. July 2021 18:30

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Indistinct Chatter

Friday, 5. March 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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BREATHE EARTH COLLECTIVE

Climate Culture

Tuesday, 4. May 2021Monday, 19. July 2021 10:00

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All About Eva (and me): New works by Eva Beresin & Kenny Schachter

Wednesday, 5. May 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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Nicholas Grafia | Soul Burner

Friday, 26. March 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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SIMÓN VEGA - Futuros Pasados

Tuesday, 20. April 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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Third Room: Honza ZAMOJSKI

Friday, 26. March 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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Architecture on a Spit

PRINZpod

Thursday, 29. April 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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Jimmie DURHAM | 1948

Friday, 26. March 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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Maja Vukoje

On the Edge

Thursday, 12. November 2020Monday, 19. July 2021

Guided TourOnline

Online Tour "Fragile Creation": Johanna Schwanberg & Toni Faber

Sorge um das gemeinsame Haus

Wednesday, 26. May 2021Monday, 19. July 2021 18:00

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BOLD AND FREE

Tuesday, 8. December 2020Monday, 19. July 2021

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Katharina Grosse

Wolke in Form eines Schwertes

Saturday, 10. April 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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Joseph Beuys

Think. Act. Convey.

Thursday, 4. March 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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Yuji Agematsu. 2020

Friday, 26. March 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel

Friday, 26. March 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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DRAW A DISTINCTION.

Rafaela Bielesch, Teresa Kasalicky, Katharina Scheucher

Sunday, 7. February 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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PZZLED

Friday, 11. June 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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Higher Powers

People, Gods and Elements of Nature

Tuesday, 18. May 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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ALFREDO JAAR

Red Vienna

Wednesday, 9. June 2021Monday, 19. July 2021 10:00

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And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?

Saturday, 15. May 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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Adolf Loos - Afterlife

Thursday, 3. September 2020Monday, 19. July 2021

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Fragile Creation

Thursday, 1. October 2020Monday, 19. July 2021

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WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WIENER WERKSTÄTTE

Wednesday, 5. May 2021Monday, 19. July 2021 10:00

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VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2021

PLANET LOVE. Climate Care in the Digital Age

Friday, 28. May 2021Monday, 19. July 2021 10:00

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The Aztecs

Friday, 15. October 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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Heimo Zobernig

Saturday, 19. June 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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ERWIN WURM

Dissolution

Saturday, 8. May 2021Monday, 19. July 2021 11:00

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Ongoing Permanent Collection

Wednesday, 1. July 2020Monday, 19. July 2021

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Permanent exhibition

Wednesday, 1. January 2020Monday, 19. July 2021

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Masterpieces of Modernist Art.

The Batliner Collection

Wednesday, 1. July 2020Monday, 19. July 2021

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Hidden Thoughts of A Visual Nature

Wednesday, 23. September 2020Monday, 19. July 2021

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VIENNA 1900

Birth of Modernism

Friday, 1. January 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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HELMUT LANG ARCHIVE

AN INTERVENTION BY HELMUT LANG

Tuesday, 16. June 2020Monday, 19. July 2021

Corita Kent (Sister Corita) the sea queen, 1973
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Enjoy – the Changing mumok Collection

Saturday, 19. June 2021Monday, 19. July 2021

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JOSEF HOFFMANN

Progress Through Beauty

Wednesday, 15. December 2021Monday, 19. July 2021 10:00

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PERMANENT COLLECTION VIENNA 1900

Design/Arts and Crafts 1890–1938

Wednesday, 1. July 2020Monday, 19. July 2021

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Siegfried Zaworka

Funktionale

Friday, 27. September 2019Monday, 19. July 2021