As in mathematics, the x in CITYx stands for the variable, the unknown, the possible. It also, as in TEDxVienna, means “independently organized.” Cities are complex systems where much is variable and many things are unknown. Yet they are also living laboratories in which countless individual actions create infinite possibilities. With the majority of the global population now living in urban areas, the future of humanity appears to be an urban one. But what kind of urban future awaits us?
In all likelihood, it won’t be a gleaming fantasy technoworld of flying cars and robot servants, but the far more transformative spectre of runaway climate change, resource depletion, energy scarcity, economic instability, and social and political upheaval. Our cities, our human civilization, will be even more profoundly different a century from now than they were a century ago. Are opportunities hiding in the daunting challenges ahead? Which ideas, if spread, could still make tomorrow better than today?
It is our duty as citizens to not step back
but to react when something goes wrong in our society.
The new city is the one that says, “I can do it”.
The urban void in the city creates places where new social things happen.
It's a social catalyst.
Architects are again engaging the social, the participatory...
Activism is changing the way we act—and react—as a society.
The city is a medium. Make and curate and promote work that is innovative, responsible, inclusive, and done with a sense of civic pride.
I think that information should be shared.
I think that transparency is important in a democracy.
I want to know what’s being built in my city, by whom, with what funds, and to what ends.
Meet the CITYx 2015 lineup of local and international speakers
|17.00 _ _ _||Doors open
Registration, Exhibits, Interactives
|17.45 _ _ _||Talk Session #1
"Who Will Govern 'Smart' Cities?"
"Public Space Between Crisis, Innovation, and Utopia"
"Remixing the City"
"Designing Neighbourly Interactions in the Networked City"
"The City is a Stage"
|19.15 _ _ _||Break
Exhibits, Interactives, Food & Drinks
|20.30 _ _ _||Talk Session #2
"Where is Our Civilisation Heading?"
"What is a Visionary City?"
Mirjam de Klepper
"Social Resilience in Vienna – Sticking together in times of no trouble"
"How Cities Can Save the World"
|22.00 _ _ _||Networking, Exhibits, Interactives|
|22.30 _ _ _||Silent Disco until 24.00|
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CITYx badge gives you free entry during CITYx, plus 50% off a return visit.
Experience live TEDx talks firsthand.
Interactive experiences and innovations on display.
Meet local and visiting innovators, from technology, entertainment, design and a host of other exciting fields.
The perfect way to complement the brain food we provide, feast on imaginative meals from resourceful local providers.
Celebrate a successful event with good music and drinks
An initiative of the MAK, the Biennale combines art, design, and architecture to find answers to today’s most important issues and to raise awareness about the possibilities of fine art and the applied arts for the challenges of our time.
Are you ready for a unique party experience with live DJs, whereby the audio is transmitted through wireless headphones? So grab a drink from the bar, pop on a set of headphones and dance the night away with us!
Discover the MAK with an augmented-reality-based, intuitive, millimeter-accurate indoor navigation – without the use of additional hardware. INS provides you with a mobile app, which supports you like a personal indoor assistant.
Have you ever wished your drawings would come to life? Then wish no more and try the 3Doodler, a 3D printing pen for creating 3-dimensional art! Be creative and lift your imagination off the page.
City in Layers: Cities develop through the people that live in them and grow with their ideas, experiences and visions. Sketches, maps and texts of visitors and their ideas about an actual and imagined city deploy a unique cartography of urban life.
Smile, have fun and capture unique moments at CITYx with Smiletronic, the mobile version of the classic photobooth! Your pictures are worth spreading!
An evolution in automobile engineering, the Tesla Model S is the first electric luxury limousine in the world and sets performance standards in the 21st century. Built as an electric vehicle from the ground up, the Model S provides an extraordinary driving experience.
„Neue Welten – Sharing Stories“ The Weltmuseum invites you to become a co-curator. Bring an object to CITYx that has significance to you, that represents your beliefs or communicates something about your ideas and desires, and tell us the story behind it!
At the Weiskirchnerstraße entrance, facing Stadtpark. Once you’ve picked up your attendance badge you’ll have full access to everything CITYx and MAK have to offer.
Of course! We’ll make sure your focus is on great ideas and not your rumbling stomach. You’ll be able to enjoy a tasty selection of snacks and refreshments at no additional cost.
Not unless you really want to. CITYx features two sessions of talks, each of which are less than 90 minutes long. So you’ll probably be moving around more than sitting still.
Inspiring and amazing exhibitors and performances, delicious local food and drinks, networking opportunities, and did we mention the free pass for the Vienna Biennale exhibition in the MAK?
We won’t stop you from leaving, but we hope you’ll stay for our afterparty and silent disco!
Weltmuseum Wien has been our partner since the beginning and continues to be our main sponsor. However, we are delighted to host CITYx at MAK this year while the Weltmuseum is closed for renovations.