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CIA/​Community in Arbeitin cooperation withForba (Hubert Eichmann and Helene Schneider)

CIA/​Community in Arbeit

The intervention CIA/Community in Arbeit (CIA/Community at Work) in the public/social space deals with “working on the community.” Through artistic and at the same time scientific accesses and formats of representation — photography, graphics, text, interview, discussion — the theme “community work” in Vienna’s Sandleiten area (Ottakring) was worked on. By involving players on the spot, the research, interviews and their artistic realization contributed to inciting a reflection on varied aspects of communitywork in Sandleiten.

The Sandleitenhof was selected by the artists because of its advanced planning as “city within the city” and the — also architecturally and spatially visible — commitment to communitization with a rich public life. Yet today the squares are deserted and the lavish open spaces are only seldom used. So the Sandleitenhof mirrors how physically present public life shifts into the most varied micro-communities. The few visible local community initiatives integrate only a small number of residents.

Results of CIA/Community in Arbeit have been continuously transformed into posters and made visible on site. In addition, residents and everybody interested could formulate notes, suggestions, pointers and wishes. To this end, special unprinted posters were available. The discussion evening World Café — as an interdisciplinary method to generate collective knowledge — served to get to know one another, to discuss and to formulate goals.

Location

municipal residential buildings in Sandleiten and Nietzscheplatz, 1160 Vienna

Further Information

Artists

Wolfgang Schneider
*1970 in Salzburg (AT), lives and works in Vienna

Beatrix Zobl
*1970 in Salzburg (AT), lives and works in Vienna

zoblschneider.net

Publication
partner/innen. Verein für öffentliche Kunst (Association for Public Art) and University of Applied Art Vienna (ed.), Deconstruct #3. CIA/Community in Arbeit, Vienna 2013

Project management
Wolfgang Schneider and Beatrix Zobl

Interviews and research
Hubert Eichmann (social scientist at FORBA – Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt (Working Life Research Center)) and Helene Schneider (student of Culture and Social Antropology)
forba.at

Project executing organizations
Wolfgang Schneider and Beatrix Zobl for partner/innen. Verein für öffentliche Kunst (Association for Public Art) in cooperation with FORBA – Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt (Working Life Research Center)

Partners and sponsors
bmukk – Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture
Vienna Science and Technolgy Fund
the Municipal District of Ottakring

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CIA/​Community in Arbeitin cooperation withForba (Hubert Eichmann and Helene Schneider)

Time Period

September 1 to November 30, 2012

Dates