(In)tangible Future(s) – Museum of Artifacts or Practices?

Jasmin Fischbacher (AT), Margarita Köhl (AT)

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Samstag, 10. September 2022, 14:00 - 17:00
Alle Termine werden in der Mitteleuropäischen Zeit (MEZ / UTC+1) angegeben.
Hauptplatz 8, University of Art and Design Linz, 2nd floor


Will the future museum still preserve artefacts from the past or will it turn to collecting and sharing “technologies” in a holistic sense including materials, designs, affordances and practices that are socially, ecologically and politically situated?

This workshop addresses the question of which developmental paths can be identified that might bring us closer to this utopia. We start with an audio walk that will immerse us in a future scenario, from which we move back to the present. We collect, deconstruct and reorganize objects in the surroundings, assessing what we would like to take with us into the future museum.

This study is part of the Interreg-funded interdisciplinary research project “New Museum Worlds” (Faculty of Design, Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with ZHAW and Vorarlberg Museum)


Jasmin Fischbacher (AT) is an MA student and research assistant at the Department of Design, Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. In her research she focuses on how design approaches can be used to foster more sustainable communities in the context of regional development. In her BA thesis she explored the innovation potential of design.

Margarita Köhl (AT) is a transdisciplinary researcher and curator with a focus on affective and emotional aspects of technology appropriation and critical design. She holds a PhD in Communication Studies (University of Vienna) and an MA in Arts & Cultural Management, East Asian Studies and Art History. Currently, she is the head of the Department of Design at the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Austria.