Creative potential for Vienna

Artistic, cultural and creative achievements not only allow local roots to be emphasized and a lovcal identity fostered, tehy also lay valuable foundations for political participation and not least for innovation, employment and competitive edge. The cultural and business/creative potentials of cities and their inhabitants are also highlighted in urban transformation processes. This gives rise to a new relationship of urban production to urban space. Urban manufacturing is again turning into an important factor for the economicprosperity of the city and therefore also for the renewal of its urban potential.

These processes are also underway in Vienna, where urban planners are also addressing the issues of vacancies and temporary usages. This study seeks to outline the potential of creative repurposing of space in Vienna and formulate guidelines for strategic support for this potential. The central questions the study asks are: What is the relationship between creative usages and urban space? And: How can the city influence and stimulate the developmentof creative usages in the individual city districts?


Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2014
editor departure Wien, Wirtschaftsagentur Wien
cONZEPT / IDEa Bettina Leidl
cooperation Urban Catalyst studio, TU Wien, Österreichische Kulturdokumentation
authors Klaus Overmeyer, Siri Frech, Luc Knödler, Rudolf Scheuvens, Anja Steglich, Veronika Ratzenböck, Xenia Kopf
GraPHic design Dieter Auracher