Exploring Intergenerational Practices of Care in Vienna and Beyond – MAK Exhibition Contribution

The Vienna Biennale for Change 2021: Planet Love: Climate Care in the Digital Age at MAK – Museum for Applied Arts with a contribution by students of the master project „Exploring Intergenerational Practices of Care in Vienna and Beyond: Intersectional Perspectives for Society and Environment“ has opened and will take place from May 28thto October 3rd 2021. The project explored the complexity of demographic change by using ethnographic filming both as a research method and means of dissemination. We engaged in recent debates around ‘ageing societies’, practices and relations of care, and what these debates mean in the context of urban development and particularly for the disciplines of planning, architecture and urban design. The students have been working with the findings of our book „Care and the City: Encounters with Urban Studies“ submitted to Routledge, which will be published Open Access in fall. Based on these findings, the students conducted their own empirical fieldwork in Vienna, Ankara, and Shanghai and conceptualized their findings in the form of a research table. The table was built by the students themselves and integrated into the exhibition. Also part of the exhibition contribution are three films that the students developed, shot and edited over the course of the semester. The films can be viewed here.