'Alsergrund im Schaukasten' is a social design project about Viennese District Museums. Can a museum be democratic?
- with Lucy Li -
- part of Stadtarbeit Vienna Design Week 2019 -
- awarded the Mehrwert Design Prize 2019 -
District museums are lovingly curated institutions with peculiar opening hours where specific local history is reviewed. ALSERGRUND ON DISPLAY represents a branch of a district museum that, instead of the Alsergrund’s history, focuses on that of the visitor. What could such a democratic museum be like, where all locals feel they’re represented? Where everyday life is on display rather than general history? Where the district’s residents become curators? Visitors will be sounded out: what emotions, memories, dreams of the future do they associate with the 9th district? What themes should be dealt with? And how can these narratives be illustrated with the aid of objects?