Volker Albus (D)
Paola Antonelli (USA)
Thomas Bene (A)
Fréderic Beuvry (F)
Max Borka (B)
Torsten Bröhan (D)
Alison Clarke (UK/A)
Erica Clark (USA)
Gerti Draxler (A)
Christian Gärnter (D)
Kostantin Grcic (D)
Harald Gründl (A)
Guta Moura Guedes (P)
Gerhard Heufler (A)
Didier Krzentowski (F)
Joris Laarman (NL)
Herbert Lachmayer (A)
Hans Maier-Aichen (D)
Peter Noever (A)
Paolo Piva (I/A)
Leonid Rath (A)
Julian Riess (A)
August Ruhs (A)
Kerstin Scheuch (MEX)
Petra Schmidt (D)
Jerszy Seymour (D)
Robert Stadler (F)
Pierre Staudenmeyer (F)
Robert Thiemann (NL)
Patricia Urquiola (I)
Christian Witt-Dörring (A)

Peter Noever  
Designer and Director of MAK,
Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (A)
Peter Noever (*1941) crosses frontiers and is known to stimulate – as designer, C.E.O. and artistic director of the MAK, Austrian Museum for Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (since 1986) and founder of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (1994), as creator of exhibitions and author of numerous books on design, architecture and art, as editor of the architecture magazine Umriss (1982 – 1994). Numerous guest lectures in Europe, Asia and the United States, among others at the Technical Universities of Vienna, Graz, Zagreb, Prague, Zurich (ETH), La Havana, Moscow and Krasnoyarsk, University of California Berkeley (UCB), University of Southern California, San Diego, Ball State University, Muncie/Indiana, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, State University Cheboksary, Chuvashia / Russian Federation. Peter Noever lives and works in Vienna.
"Design is Thought", claims Peter Noever, trying to release the term from the tight semantic boundaries of product design. He says, design is a utopian term that describes the universal principle of creating and recreating, the continuous process of change. Turmoil. Revolution. Anarchy. Design evokes the idea of a radically different scheme of the world – from the ladle to the construct of metropolis.
Joachim Riedl in: Die Zeit, Hamburg, August 31, 2006
(Photo: Monika Saulich/MAK)

In dialogues with:  
Max Borka
Volker Albus

Time schedule:  
TU 10.10., 13.30 – 14.20 h
Studio A (german)
Das Politische im Design heute (politics of design today)

TU 10.10., 04.30-05.20 pm
Studio B (english)
Crossing borders