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Vienna Biennale 2017
12.06.2017
PROGRAM IN DAS PACKHAUS PARADOCKS - Demonstrator der Stadtfabrik im Vienna Biennale (in English below) Seit wir Zwischennutzung manifestieren und aus einem ehemaligen Leerstand einen Brutplatz für Kreative...

PROGRAM IN DAS PACKHAUS

PARADOCKS - Demonstrator der Stadtfabrik im Vienna Biennale

(in English below)

Seit wir Zwischennutzung manifestieren und aus einem ehemaligen Leerstand einen Brutplatz für Kreative entwickeln, ist das DAS PACKHAUS ein Experimentierfeld für die Stadt. Es gilt das räumliche Potential zu bearbeiten, aber auch try out Modelle der Zusammenarbeit zu entwickeln- Shared spaces, Commoning, Kreislaufwirtschaft.

Die Erfahrungen im Prototyp visualisieren wir in einem Booklet, ein Best of, ein How-to or How-not-to. In Interviews und Feldforschungen gehen auf die Bedürfnisse von Kreativen ein, um einmal mehr zu verdeutlichen, wie man kreatives Arbeiten alternativ durch Raumressourcen unterstützen und wie ein Leerstand Menschen und Ideen vereinen kann.

Als independant developers sehen wir DAS PACKHAUS als konstante Bearbeitungsfläche mit unerschöpflichem Potential. Eine räumliche Ressource für Menschen, Netzwerk und Austausch, eine essentielle Etappe in der kreativen Reise.

Unser Demonstrator der Stadtfabrik öffnet das Erdgeschoss, den PACKHAUS Brutplatz: kostenlose FLEX-Arbeitstische, Nutzung der Meetingräume, Café, Yoga, Events und abendliches Ausklingen im Garten!

PARADOCKS - Demonstrator of the City during Vienna Biennale

Our work is all about promoting temporary use and turning vacant places as spaces for creativity; for showcasing and experimenting this, DAS PACKHAUS has been the real life case. It’s about showing the potential the space has but Das Packhaus is also a place where we are testing ways for coworking, space sharing and for circular economy.

Our experiences gathered so far will be gathered and published in a ’Best of’ –booklet that will describe ’How-to’ and ’How-not-to’. Our interviews and results from the field work describe the space demands stemming from the creative field and how this field of creators can be supported by offering spaces for usage; this way, a vacant space can turn into a connector of people and ideas.

As independent developers, we see DAS PACKHAUS as a space for constant development and multiple possibilities. It is a space resource for people, networks and exchange; an essential waypoint during the creative journey.

As a Demonstrator of the ’Stadtfabrik’, we’ll open the ground floor of DAS PACKHAUS for open use: free trial of FLEX desks, meeting rooms and our photo studio + café, yoga and other events!

Vienna Biennale 2017 programme in Das Packhaus

20-25.6.2017

08:00-10:00 Café on the ground floor

08:00-20:00 free trial week for FLEX desks, meeting rooms and photo studio

21.6. Yoga trial with Karolina in Movement space

24.+ 25.6. 14:00-18:00 TOPSWAP lesswaste cloth swap event

20-25.6. Opening (20.6.): Exhibition from the students of Applied Arts on the ground floor

15.9.-24.9.2017

(every day)

08:00-10:00 Café on the ground floor

08:00-20:00 free trial week for FLEX desks, meeting rooms and photo studio (meeting room and photo studio bookings to raum(at)paradocks.at, with a title 'Vienna Biennale + the name of the space you'd like to book: Gardenview / Therapy space / Photo studio)

Fri 15.9. 14:00-17:00 Kids' Cowork

Tue 19.9. 18:00-18:45 yoga trial class in the backyard garden

Wed 20.9. 18:00-18:45 yoga trial class in the backyard garden

Thu 21.9. 18:00-20:00 Kreative Räume -roundtable (in German)

Click on photo, to see more photos :) --->
Vernissage_Photovoice / Ausstellung
20.04.2017
WHEN --  27.04 – 11.05.2017 (Vernisaage on 27th of April at 6p.m.) WHERE -- Ground floor at Das Packhaus WHO -- Die Spinnerei WHAT -- PHOTOVOICE / Photography is just another way of keeping a diary...

WHEN --  27.04 – 11.05.2017 (Vernisaage on 27th of April at 6p.m.)
WHERE -- Ground floor at Das Packhaus

WHO -- Die Spinnerei

WHAT -- PHOTOVOICE / Photography is just another way of keeping a diary!
Im Rahmen eines Photovoice-Projekts, organisiert vom Verein „Die Spinnerei“, setzen sich sieben junge Frauen mit Fluchterfahrungen mit dem Thema Fotografie auseinander. Das Projekt hat das Ziel, die Handlungsräume der Teilnehmerinnen zu erweitern, um damit einen Beitrag zum Empowerment leisten zu können. Unter dem Motto „Wien, meine neue Stadt – ein Fototagebuch“ hielten die Ausstellerinnen für sie wichtige Motive und Themen mit der Kamera fest. Die dabei entstandenen Bilder dienen als Sprachrohr für soziale, politische und gesellschaftliche Anliegen und bieten Einblicke in die Lebenswelten der jungen Frauen.

Eintritt ist kostenfrei! Für Buffet und Getränke bei der Vernissage ist gesorgt...

Die Digitalkameras sowie die Rahmungen der Fotos für die Ausstellung stellte Canon Austria zur Verfügung. Förderungen gab es von der Magistratsabteilung 57 (Frauenabteilung der Stadt Wien) und der Hil-Foundation.
Mehr Infos zum Projekt auf Homepage: https://diespinnerei.wordpress.com/
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Report:

Our second exhibition this year was a photo exhibition by young refugees with collaboration of Photovoice-Project "Vienna, my new city. Seven female refugees between 14 -18 years had the possibility to learn more about photography. The young photographers had professional cameras (donated by Canon Austria), learned how to edit pictures and have organised an exhibition. 

The pictures are giving them a voice for social and political matters and offered them an opportunity to give an insight in their daily lives and their needs in their new hometown. The young artists are between 14-18 years old and are living in a community of the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Österreich.

This project is true motivation to all young or old fellows, local residents or refugees, members of various political groups and to all big supporters of art and well being of this world. Grand opening of exhibition was successful night with a lots of delicious food, dance music and lovely people. 

Colourful photos was brightening our workspaces till 11th of May. It truly was beutiful! 

Check --> https://www.samariterbund.net

Check --> http://spinnerei.kulturpark.at

*If you would like to have exhibition in our spaces, please write us an email: raum@paradocks.at and we would be more than happy to get back to you asp :)

The Market - Spring 2017 Edition!
19.04.2017
When:22/04/2017 from 10 a.m until  6 p.m. Where: Das Packhaus Who: Bliss by Iman Shop the coolest independent design made in Vienna! A bag - Recycling/ Upcycling Bienchen Eva ...

When:22/04/2017 from 10 a.m until  6 p.m.
Where: Das Packhaus
Who: Bliss by Iman
Shop the coolest independent design made in Vienna!

A bag - Recycling/ Upcycling

Bienchen Eva 

Bliss by Iman 

Blogger Jules Vogel Flohmarkt

Bows & Stars 

Dare Vienna 

Flobox 

MiKoWoodcraft

Milch.tm 

The Greedy Child 

The Viennese Guy

Tutu Vienna

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/276113302835715/

Click on photo, to see more photos :) --->
24.2.2017 Melita's art exhibition
14.02.2017
WHEN -- 24/02/2017 from 19:00 WHERE -- Ground floor at Das Packhaus WHO -- Melita Gjergjek  WHAT -- "We are creators of our fairy tales and each fairy tale has its own rules. One of my rules, in my...

WHEN -- 24/02/2017 from 19:00

WHERE -- Ground floor at Das Packhaus

WHO -- Melita Gjergjek 

WHAT -- "We are creators of our fairy tales and each fairy tale has its own rules. One of my rules, in my own fairytale, is to slow down and see under the skin of animals, humans and nature. See what we really are and how connected everything is. Drawing to my sketchbook is my time, the place where I slow down and where I can be with myself. When I start drawing, I have only a vague idea about the whole picture, but eventually, all the pieces start coming together, with each dot my subjects are getting more personality to the point where I can relate to them as a projection of my feelings. With my work, I am trying to communicate the appreciation and awareness of everything and everyone around us and to see beyond the distraction of superficiality."

HOW -- Enjoy a lovely night with good food, some wine, nice music and some Art of her. 

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Report:

Once upon a time, all animals on Earth were one. Even though they looked different on the outside, inside they were all the same. From time to time they have gathered at the sacred cave, deep inside the forest to celebrate their unity. When they arrived they all took down their skins. Raven shod his feathers, spare his fur and then they were dancing. But one day a human made it to the cave and loathed what he saw because he did not understand. Embarrassed, the animals fled, and that was the last time they revealed themselves this way. (story from eternity)

We are creators of our fairy tales and each fairy tale has its own rules. One of my rules, in my own fairytale, is to slow down and see under the skin of animals, humans and nature. To see what we really are and how everything is connected. Drawing in my sketchbook is my time and my place, where I slow down and where I can be (with) myself. - Melita 

Melita had a truly wonderful, meaningful exhibition and lovely vernissage. All her seven illustrations were presenting great inspiration for all artist of different field of work. Her black and white pictures in golden frames were attracting all family members of Das Packhaus and also to people who were walking by the Packhaus building. Pictures fit the atmosphere of working space more than ever. 

Illustrations were symbolising the symphony between animals and humans and respect between us.  Respect comes from deep affection, love and kindness. Let’s not forget about these core values, which for sure, we forget from time to time. 

Check --> www.melita.photography

Check --> Melita Photography

*If you would like to have exhibition in our spaces, please write us an email: raum@paradocks.at and we would be more than happy to get back to you asp :)

We offer

available
meeting room - gardenview

Dein Unternehmen aufbauen / Produkte und Konzepte präsentieren / Events und Veranstaltungen planen / dich mit anderen vernetzen / Teammeetings halten / Kooperationen starten / dein Netzwerk vergrößern / unterschiedliche Workshops anbieten.

Inkl. fastspeed Internet, Leinwand und Beamer, Whiteboard, großer Besprechungstisch, Tische und Stühle für 8 Personen.
LAGE: 2 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse, gegenüber der Sofiensäle.

Kurzfristig oder regelmäßig verfügbar, anfrage an raum@paradocks.at

available
therapy space

NEU!

 

Gemeinschaftspraxis im DAS PACKHAUS, Marxergasse 24

27m2 inklusive Toilette, Bad, Küchenzeile und Abstellraum

 

Für mehr Infos: raum@paradocks.at

available
photo studio

Thanks to the great support of Walimex Austria we are happy to offer a professional, fully equipped photo studio.

So bring your camera and enjoy this marvellous opportunity to make a pro-level photoshoot!

 

Members of the house can become a member of the photo studio, everybody else is more than welcome to book the space for half or full days or purchase a block of 5 sessions.

 

The technical equipment comprises:

- a complete, ceiling mounted multi flash set up (1000W, 2x 500W, 3x 400 W)

- several soft boxes, 1x 120cm Octagons,  2x  30x120 stripes, 2x  60x90cm, beauty dishes

- reflectors & various filters

- wind machine

- camera tripod and 6 equipment tripods

- backdrops in various colours

and

a basic daylight set up

with 2x 1350 W lights and 2 spots

 

For further information contact:

roland@paradocks.at for technical questions

raum@paradocks.at for bookings

available
event space

DAS PACKHAUS goes Art: Wir hosten Kunstprojekte. 
In unserem Erdgeschossbereich stehen dir 165 m2 zur Verfügung die durch große Schaufensterauslagen auch als Kontaktpunkt nach außen genutzt werden können.
Ob Vernissage, Ausstellung oder Performance, die Räume sind wandelbar, großzügig und zentral 2 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse gelegen!

Was du noch bei uns findest: Leinwand, Beamer, Soundsystem, TV, Aufhängevorrichtungen für Bilder, Tische und Sitzmöglichkeiten, Küche und Barbereich!
Anfrage an raum@paradocks.at

 

available
movement space

Du suchst einen Raum für Bewegungsangebote und Workshops, dann miete den DAS PACKHAUS Bewegungsraum!

  • Größe: 65,38m²
  • Ausstattung: Parkettboden, Musikanlage
  • 2 Garderoben, Yogamatten, Toiletten, gemeinsamer Aufenthaltsraum

LAGE: 2 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse, Fenster in den Garten
Anfrage an raum@paradocks.at

 

available
office space

DU bist auf der Suche nach einem Arbeitsraum? DU suchst einen wandelbaren Raum und bist gerne im Austausch mit anderen Kreativen? Dann bist du im DAS PACKHAUS genau richtig!

Ob geschlossener Arbeitsbereich, co-working, Atelier- und Studioraum, die individuellen Nutzungs- und Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten lassen dir freie Hand dein Unternehmen/ deine Idee nach deinen Bedürfnissen umzusetzen. WIR unterstützen dich dabei und schaffen räumliche Kontaktpunkte durch die Vernetzung von Interessensbereichen. 

Bisherige Unternehmen kommen aus den Bereichen: Forschung, Technologie, Fotografie, Crafts, Design und Fashion, Kunst, Medien, Universitäten und Bildungseinrichtungen, …
Nimm dir einen Raum in einer hybriden und kreativen Arbeitsatmosphäre und tritt in Austausch mit 78 Start Up Projekten!

Helle Räume von 15-60m2, inkl. fastspeed Internet, Gemeinschaftsküche und WCs
Kostenlose Nutzung der SHARED SPACES Meeting- und Thinktankräume - Leinwand und Beamer, Whiteboard, großer Besprechungstisch
250m2 für Thinktank oder Veranstaltungen - lunch und café, Garten, Bewegungsraum, regelmäßige Veranstaltungen (inkl. Leinwand, Beamer, Soundsystem, TV, Tische und Sitzmöglichkeiten, Küche und Barbereich!)

LAGE: 2 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse, gegenüber der Sofiensäle
in der Nähe: die Landstrasse mit Nahversorgung, Rochusmarkt, die Mall, RepaCopy, John Harris, Stadtpark

Anfrage an Raum@paradocks.at

available
flex-desks

DU bist auf der Suche nach einem Arbeitsraum? DU suchst einen wandelbaren Raum und bist gerne im Austausch mit anderen Kreativen? Dann bist du im DAS PACKHAUS genau richtig!
Bei uns findest du: einen Arbeitsplatz, die notwendige Infrastruktur, Netzwerke und Platz für deine Ideen!
Nimm dir einen Raum in einer hybriden und kreativen Arbeitsatmosphäre und tritt in Austausch mit 78 Start Up Projekten!

Flex-desk: Ein Tisch im EG wo immer du willst.

Für jeden Arbeitsbereich gilt: Inklusive fast speed internet, kostenlose Nutzung der SHARED SPACES Meeting-und Veranstaltungsräume und Lunch, Yoga, Bewegungsangebote, Veranstaltungen und Events.

Öffnungszeiten Flex-Space MO-SO 08:00-23:00

Anfrage an raum@paradocks.at

 

available
meeting room - streetview

Dein Unternehmen aufbauen / Produkte und Konzepte präsentieren / Events und Veranstaltungen planen / dich mit anderen vernetzen / Teammeetings halten / Kooperationen starten / dein Netzwerk vergrößern / unterschiedliche Workshops anbieten.

Inkl. fastspeed Internet, Leinwand und Beamer, Whiteboard, großer Besprechungstisch, Tische und Stühle für 8 Personen.
LAGE: 2 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse, gegenüber der Sofiensäle.

Kurzfristig oder regelmäßig verfügbar, anfrage an raum@paradocks.at

 

We organize

Vienna Biennale 2017
12.06.2017
PROGRAM IN DAS PACKHAUS PARADOCKS - Demonstrator der Stadtfabrik im Vienna Biennale (in English below) Seit wir Zwischennutzung manifestieren und aus einem ehemaligen Leerstand einen Brutplatz für Kreative...

PROGRAM IN DAS PACKHAUS

PARADOCKS - Demonstrator der Stadtfabrik im Vienna Biennale

(in English below)

Seit wir Zwischennutzung manifestieren und aus einem ehemaligen Leerstand einen Brutplatz für Kreative entwickeln, ist das DAS PACKHAUS ein Experimentierfeld für die Stadt. Es gilt das räumliche Potential zu bearbeiten, aber auch try out Modelle der Zusammenarbeit zu entwickeln- Shared spaces, Commoning, Kreislaufwirtschaft.

Die Erfahrungen im Prototyp visualisieren wir in einem Booklet, ein Best of, ein How-to or How-not-to. In Interviews und Feldforschungen gehen auf die Bedürfnisse von Kreativen ein, um einmal mehr zu verdeutlichen, wie man kreatives Arbeiten alternativ durch Raumressourcen unterstützen und wie ein Leerstand Menschen und Ideen vereinen kann.

Als independant developers sehen wir DAS PACKHAUS als konstante Bearbeitungsfläche mit unerschöpflichem Potential. Eine räumliche Ressource für Menschen, Netzwerk und Austausch, eine essentielle Etappe in der kreativen Reise.

Unser Demonstrator der Stadtfabrik öffnet das Erdgeschoss, den PACKHAUS Brutplatz: kostenlose FLEX-Arbeitstische, Nutzung der Meetingräume, Café, Yoga, Events und abendliches Ausklingen im Garten!

PARADOCKS - Demonstrator of the City during Vienna Biennale

Our work is all about promoting temporary use and turning vacant places as spaces for creativity; for showcasing and experimenting this, DAS PACKHAUS has been the real life case. It’s about showing the potential the space has but Das Packhaus is also a place where we are testing ways for coworking, space sharing and for circular economy.

Our experiences gathered so far will be gathered and published in a ’Best of’ –booklet that will describe ’How-to’ and ’How-not-to’. Our interviews and results from the field work describe the space demands stemming from the creative field and how this field of creators can be supported by offering spaces for usage; this way, a vacant space can turn into a connector of people and ideas.

As independent developers, we see DAS PACKHAUS as a space for constant development and multiple possibilities. It is a space resource for people, networks and exchange; an essential waypoint during the creative journey.

As a Demonstrator of the ’Stadtfabrik’, we’ll open the ground floor of DAS PACKHAUS for open use: free trial of FLEX desks, meeting rooms and our photo studio + café, yoga and other events!

Vienna Biennale 2017 programme in Das Packhaus

20-25.6.2017

08:00-10:00 Café on the ground floor

08:00-20:00 free trial week for FLEX desks, meeting rooms and photo studio

21.6. Yoga trial with Karolina in Movement space

24.+ 25.6. 14:00-18:00 TOPSWAP lesswaste cloth swap event

20-25.6. Opening (20.6.): Exhibition from the students of Applied Arts on the ground floor

15.9.-24.9.2017

(every day)

08:00-10:00 Café on the ground floor

08:00-20:00 free trial week for FLEX desks, meeting rooms and photo studio (meeting room and photo studio bookings to raum(at)paradocks.at, with a title 'Vienna Biennale + the name of the space you'd like to book: Gardenview / Therapy space / Photo studio)

Fri 15.9. 14:00-17:00 Kids' Cowork

Tue 19.9. 18:00-18:45 yoga trial class in the backyard garden

Wed 20.9. 18:00-18:45 yoga trial class in the backyard garden

Thu 21.9. 18:00-20:00 Kreative Räume -roundtable (in German)

MAKERS MARKET #2
30.12.2015
MAKERS MARKET #2 Du bist HandwerkerIn, BastlerIn, DesignerIn oder SammlerIn von schönen Dingen und möchtest diese zur Weihnachtszeit anbieten und gemütlich mit anderen zusammen sitzen? Dann mach mit beim MAKERS...

MAKERS MARKET #2 Du bist HandwerkerIn, BastlerIn, DesignerIn oder SammlerIn von schönen Dingen und möchtest diese zur Weihnachtszeit anbieten und gemütlich mit anderen zusammen sitzen? Dann mach mit beim MAKERS Market #2! Im PACKHAUS präsentieren von 30-31.12.2015 sich kleine Unternehmen und KunsthandwerkerInnen aus Mode, Design und andere kreativen Bereichen.

TeilnehmerInnen / Vendors:
Christian Stahl - Fotografien (http://www.christian-stahl.net/)
Alice Design Shop (https://www.facebook.com/alicedesignshopcom)
White Chair Shop (https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Chair-Shop/780223015377953)
TIMSN ARTS (https://www.facebook.com/pages/TIMSN-ARTS/415611495263318)
LeniDa, Tritonia (http://www.latritonia.com/)
Akitonixin (http://www.akitonixin.com/)
buero.rihl / Editio Artis et Theoriae (www.rihl.at)
Lena Goroshina TOYS and Lena Goroshina BOWS (www.facebook.com/lena.goroshina)
be-little-arts (www.be-little-arts.at)
Freilos (www.facebook.com/FrauFreilos)
in vivo (www.invivo.sk)
ANA chron. (www.ana-chron.at)
Bohothantic (http://bohothantic.com/)
RAIZ (https://www.facebook.com/raizaustria)
Daisy Love ((www.daisylove.at)
Verena Hochleitner http://friederikegruenstich.blogspot.co.at/
Collective Kaffee (https://www.facebook.com/collectivekaffee) with home made bakery, sourdough bread, vegan muffins, truffles...

Komm Runter! Stadtarbeit VIENNA DESIGN WEEK
27.09.2014
Im Rahmen der VIENNA DESIGN WEEK lädt Paradocks mit Stadtarbeit 'Komm runter!' zum Entspannungs-Parcours in DAS PACKHAUS ein! Die Festivalgäste sind in (ent)spannenden Raumszenarien zum aktiven oder inaktiven Ruhen...

Im Rahmen der VIENNA DESIGN WEEK lädt Paradocks mit Stadtarbeit 'Komm runter!' zum Entspannungs-Parcours in DAS PACKHAUS ein! Die Festivalgäste sind in (ent)spannenden Raumszenarien zum aktiven oder inaktiven Ruhen eingeladen und können an 3 Festivaltagen ein altersübergreifendes Workshop-Programm besuchen, das anregt, vom Tempo anderer Altersgruppen zu lernen. Außerdem gibt es Talks, die Wissenswertes über Ernährung und Bewegung im Alltag vermitteln. Erreichbar ist das Packhaus auch per „Kommod-mobil“: Das Gefährt wird zu den Öffnungszeiten im Grätzel herumfahren, um erschöpftes Festivalpublikum einzusammeln.

Stadtarbeit Paradocks
Komm Runter! Fr 26.09.–So 5.10.2014

Eröffnungscocktail 27.09.2014 19 Uhr
Finissage 03.10.2014 19:30 Uhr

Talk über Paleo-Food und Ernährungsmärchen
Talk über Trainingsroutinen
(Ap)peeling Kaffeesatz Wash – ein Seifenworkshop
Workshop sinnvolles Gärtnern

Workshop geistige und körperliche Fitness
Grinberg und Massage
Autogenes Training im Napping- und Meditationsraum
- Progressive Muskelentspannung
Meditation​

Stadt-up: Who does the city belong to? by M. K. Hagg
30.05.2014
Stadt-up is a part of Paradocks’ think-tank and shines light on different persons, initiatives, groups or projects by giving them the floor. The very first lecture will be this friday by Katharina Hagg from TU Berlin,...

Stadt-up is a part of Paradocks’ think-tank and shines light on different persons, initiatives, groups or projects by giving them the floor. The very first lecture will be this friday by Katharina Hagg from TU Berlin, Chair for Urban Design and Urbanisation CUD. Her lecture will be about the necessity and difficulties of participation in urban planning on the basis of three projects from the TU: Next Bangalore, IBA Academy Heidelberg and Akademie diner Neuen Gropiusstadt. link

Events

2017

  • 15.9.2017 Kids' Cowork (VB'17)
    18.08.2017
    KIDS' COWORK Friday, 15.9. I 14:00-17:00  Moms and dads, you can work at FLEX desks...

    KIDS' COWORK

    Friday, 15.9. I 14:00-17:00 

    Moms and dads, you can work at FLEX desks and your kid(s) can stay with us in our pop-up Kids' Cowork! 

    Kids' Cowork will be held in English with kindergarten teacher Petra and Das Packhaus team. (other spoken languages Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian and Spanish)

    Apart from childcare, Petra has an extensive experience from various projects with kids; theatre plays, recycle workshops, puppet workshops, gardening with kids and different forms of alternative education.

    Kids' Cowork and the free use of our FLEX desks is part of our Vienna Biennale events in Das Packhaus.

    Please note: the minimum age for Kids' Cowork is 2 years.

    Sign up for the Kids’ Cowork here . (group size: max 15)

  • 20.9.2017 Yoga in the Garden (VB'17)
    24.07.2017
    Yoga in the Garden Wednesday 20.9. 18.00-18.45 h Work off Your Body - A free...

    Yoga in the Garden

    Wednesday 20.9. 18.00-18.45 h

    Work off Your Body - A free tryout of re-creative vinyasa yoga

    Bring your own mat. No prior registration.

    Held by Karolina Kalamajska from Yoga in English Wien Austria

    Yoga in the Garden is part of the Vienna Biennale events in Das Packhaus.

  • 21.9.2017 Kreative Räume Sprechstunde (VB'17)
    24.07.2017
    Wer oder Was sind die Kreative Räume Wien?! Donnerstag, 21.9. 18.00 -20.00 h KREATIVE RÄUME...

    Wer oder Was sind die Kreative Räume Wien?!

    Donnerstag, 21.9. 18.00 -20.00 h

    KREATIVE RÄUME WIEN wendet sich an potenzielle Nutzer*innen von Leerständen genauso wie an Anbieter*innen von Immobilien, an die zuständigen Abteilungen der Stadt Wien und an einschlägige Interessenvertretungen. Die zentrale Aufgabe der Servicestelle ist die umfassende Beratung von Eigentümer*innen und Nutzer*innen bei der Suche oder Konzipierung von Projekten. Es geht aber auch um die Vernetzung mit den zahlreichen Aktivitäten der Stadt Wien sowie anderer Einrichtungen wie der Wirtschafts- und Arbeiterkammer und weiteren Interessenvertretungen zum Thema Leerstand. Eine wichtige Aufgabe ist es, den vielfältigen Nutzen von Zwischennutzungen für eine Stadt und deren Bewohner*innen zu kommunizieren und damit Vorurteile abzubauen.

    Kreative Räume Sprechstunde ist ein Teil der Vienna Biennale Events in Das Packhaus.

  • 19.9.2017 Yoga in the Garden (VB'17)
    24.07.2017
    Yoga in the Garden Tuesday 19.9. 18.00-18.45 h Clear Your Mind - A free tryout of...

    Yoga in the Garden

    Tuesday 19.9. 18.00-18.45 h

    Clear Your Mind - A free tryout of restorative yoga

    Bring your own mat. No prior registration.

    Yoga in the Garden is part of the Vienna Biennale events in Das Packhaus.

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Play for the planet - meet ANCIENTGAME

These guys... don’t know even where to begin! But, let me start with quote from Anthony Albanese (the author of 'Change' ): “Labor believes in sustainability. We believe in acting on climate change, not just...

These guys... don’t know even where to begin! But, let me start with quote from Anthony Albanese (the author of 'Change' ): “Labor believes in sustainability. We believe in acting on climate change, not just talking about it.“ And yes, the guys at ANCIENTGAME are not just talking about it and hoping for things to get better, they are one of those inspiring Viennese who are actually doing it. Users, the members of Das Packhaus are inspiring me each time we have a small coffee chat or I meet them while doing these interviews - or extended coffee break, as I like to call them.

But for real, thumps up for having guts, nerves and power to get what you want and what you believe in. And this goes to all family member of Das Packhaus and to all other bad-ass folks.

Alex and Stefanie from ANCIENTGAME joined me on a Thursday afternoon interview at our green garden. We talked about sustainability, games, trees, community, environmentally friendly shops, how fucked up the world can be and challenges that they, and we, are dealing with just by being youngsters in the business world.

Now, just keep reading. Get inspired. And make a change. 

 

P: Right, so how did all this start? So, I googled you, facebooked you, just stuff that some (weird) people do before they go on a date, but what’s the story behind it?

A: Well, Stefanie and I are working on our ideas for two years. We were always thinking that we should, we COULD change something. We always had an idea that we have to find a team of our age and with the same vision as we do. So we found our other two colleagues, who are also co-founders and were working on their self-employment in the field of gaming for quite some time.

S: So we were all kind of in the same boat because we shared the vision „creating games with a positive output for the world". Since the day we first met, we all immediately connected on a very good level.

 

P: So, how did everything start?

A: By building our team we fulfilled all the important skills from graphic design and technical support, over to marketing and sales. Together we created the vision to combine mobile technology with funny learning mechanics for everybody - doesn’t matter where you're from or how old you are. Since the beginning of the human age, playing has always had positive effects on our behaviour and evolution. That's why we named our start-up company ANCIENTGAME GmbH.

S: So after tonnes of brainstormings and a lot of coffee, we had the idea to develop the first app that offers every person on this planet an opportunity to do something good, simply by playing a mobile game. This game is called Value, from valuables. 

The focus is on sustainability. It’s a mix between gaming and sustainable lifestyle.

P: What’s the app Value about?

S: People can play Value to explore their personal environment in a sustainable way, with the amazing outcome that you’re actually planting a real tree. The app offers a magical map, where users can find all the good stuff they need: vegan/bio restaurants, cafes and bistros, organic fashion shops, local urban clothing brands, natural cosmetics and much more. There are so many different companies out there that people can explore. The users of Value will also get coupons and discounts for a lot of products.

We wanna support local and green companies and at the same time give users a funny and effortless way to plant trees for our planet. The fun part about is that you walk with your personal avatar, collect coins and items and find magic chests. This adds the feeling of adventure and excitement to your path towards the goal. Sustainability packed into a one fun game.

P: No way! And who will plant those real trees?

S: Way, way! :D We are cooperating with our official partner: Plant For The Planet. They’re the biggest tree planting organisation in the world, and they are also cooperating with the UN. They have a plan to plant 3 trillion trees till 2020, so that we would have enough of air to breathe, in the way that we won't need those Japanese masks. Right now they are reforesting the rainforests in South America because of its close location to the Equator. So plants will grow 5 times faster than in Europe and bind 5 times more CO2 for the whole planet. The idea is that users don't need to spend money for charity. It's simple and funny, you just have to play Value and virtual trees will be evolved to real trees with Plant For The Planet.

 

P: Who is your target group? Or are there more than one?

A: We address two main target groups. First is the so called LOHAS - the lifestyle focused on health and sustainability. The LOHAS are open-minded urban folks who take care of their health and are interested to make a change within global problems. They love to experience new sustainable innovation and products and to share and connect with each other via social media. The other target group we want to reach are gamers and mobile gamers. There are millions of gamers out there and usually, they spend a lot of time in virtual worlds. Some of them might not think about sustainability yet in their everyday life but they will get an insight into the topic while playing Value.

S: The key is to put these two groups in to one and spread a message: „let's make sustainability fun by playing a game"... It goes like a chain, one in one.“ #playfortheplanet

 

P: So what’s the business model behind the idea?

A: Well, there are so many sustainable and environmentally friendly companies, who do such a great job for their customers and nature. The most common problem is that they don't have much money for marketing or for developing their own mobile applications. So Value supports them, by integrating the companies in the app and making them a part of all the functions. Through this, they will have a new range of innovative and target oriented mobile marketing strategies. Another point is that they will have an effective tool to spread their discounts and special offers. Also, eco-friendly online shops will be visible for the users, so people don't have to spend hours on Google looking for cool brands and online shop offerings.

P: Do people like online shops? Can you go more into details?

S: Sustainable online shops are currently hard to find, you need time to find urban and ecofriendly shops and even when you find them, most of them don't ship to your home country. On Value, you can personalise and categorise your search, in categories like fashion, health, lifestyle, beauty, interior and food. Users can also save all the shops they like and scroll through them anytime on their phone or on our website.

 

P: What’s your action plan?

A: First, we are going to start with the website (Value), where the users will get the function to find all the sustainable online stores and local stores in their environment. The website also contains user and B2B log-in's. The most important step will be the app release and we are super excited about that. Therefore we are planning our launch event and some cool actions to spread our message to the world. We are looking forward to work with new partners and to plant tonnes of trees with the Value community.

 

P: How would you describe Das Packhaus? What is your favourite “thing“ about it?

A+S: We love Das Packhaus! :)

It's really good and centrally located and has the perfect infrastructure. You can feel the spirit of the new generation and especially for creative brains and start-up's, this is the place to be. Das Packhaus is a very open-minded spot, it offers great shared work spaces, interesting workshops and self-cooked food for the members.

 

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One of the first, Gosia F.

Monday morning has begun with a lovely chat between me and Gosia Foremna. Gosia is our first interviewed Das Packhaus member who's been here...

Monday morning has begun with a lovely chat between me and Gosia Foremna. Gosia is our first interviewed Das Packhaus member who's been here from the very beginning. Our little chat was a mixture of topics such as working in Das Packhaus, being a mummy, creating art and a mixture of random anecdotes that happened in our life. Her role models are mostly strong, independent women with a great passion for art and feelings. After the interview, I must say I would describe her as one of her role models - truly strong lady with great passion for her work and independents. I enjoyed her company and her open mind, creativity, which is seen from her work and from the way she looks at things, the world. 
"Painting have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul" - Vincent Van Gogh 

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P: As "one of the first" who has been here from the very beginning, what are some of the major developments you have seen in Das Packhaus over time?

G: For me, it's hard to say. The last two years my private life has changed dramatically, so I don't really have time to "focus on Das Packhaus". I work only 4 times a week and I immediately go straight to my office to work. (I have a little daughter so I don't have much time to participate in different events.) If I have those 5 hours per day, I just want to focus on my work.

P: What do you like the most or what is your favourite thing about Das Packhaus? 

G: I like the people, the atmosphere is really nice. Today, on my way to work, I noticed a free space/office on the ground floor and I started to think about what it would be like to have my own studio. But then I thought that I really like the fact that I can meet the people at Das Packhaus. It’s motivating to see the people who are single-minded, young entrepreneurs who pursue their own goals. That makes the space more alive. This is the thing I really like about Das Packhaus. And getting a space is not that complicated compared to renting your own studio. 

P: True! People are truly interested in working, having a space in Das Packhaus. We do have a long waiting list for new users... We're big, but at the same so small. But that's what makes up unique :)

P: How would you describe Das Packhaus, with few words? 

G: Space for those who want to take control of their own life. 

P: Did you change space office since you came here or are you at the same office from the beginning? 

G: Yes, actually at first I was in a shared office and later I moved to my own office. I really enjoy being on my own. I can decide when I want to see other people, and I can close my door when I need to focus on my work.

P: What does coworking, sharing knowledge, new way of working means to you? Did you perhaps have a chance to get to know some interesting people?

G: Yes, for sure. I met a lot of people from different fields, such as photographers, designers... With my neighbours I speak a lot, we share a kitchen so we chat a lot about different things. 
But a lot of people went away and new members came, so basically a lot of people are here that I still haven't met yet.
 

P: When did you start with painting, doing art?

G: It's not so easy to say when I started. Actually, I never stopped to paint. It’s a different thing if we spoke about art. I couldn’t say when I started to make art exactly. Most of the kids like to paint and then when they become adults, they start to think they can’t paint. Most people paint only at school and then they end the adventure with colours and pens. When I was young I liked to paint. Since I was 13, we didn’t have any art classes at school, so I went to art- and youth-centre, where I visited an art class. I went there a few times a week. I think it was the most helpful thing to continue my artistic study. It was really inspiring, because I was with all these people which had the same interest as I did. We were there by our own choice and we had a lot of fun! We talked a lot about art, drawing, boyfriends and all those teenage problems we had at that time. Only one boy did participate in this class. Female groups have their own dynamic, which I enjoyed very much!

P: What does “being creative” means to you? Perhaps it's a bit cheesy question, but still :)

G: At first I think, that this is a very good question. Being creative means to me that we try to think about things, situations and problems in different ways than we used to do. During the time we learn how to manage our life, we acquire different techniques and approaches so we don’t get hurt. And then we use these methods automatically. At this point, when we discard all of our “it-has-to-be-that-way”, creativity begins. I think that creativity starts with creating solutions which possibly surprise ourselves. This way you can see other important points you didn't see until now. Put simply: to break through old/own patterns.
It's not about having an idea what picture I want to paint, but to make a picture that is exciting. If I’m not sure why something doesn’t work out, I try solutions that seem weird to me. Something that I wouldn’t have thought to make, like to take a huge brush even when, at the beginning, I wanted to paint a subtle picture. You also have to know how to react to things that are happening afterwards, which also requires being creative.

P: What jobs have you done other than being an artist?

G: I did many different things, including working in a kitchen, at a school, and I was also selling jewellery.

P: How did you like this job, or dislike?

G: It was interesting, I worked with different people. I learned different things that everybody needs in adult life. It was pretty exciting to obtain relevant life-experience. But I didn’t do it for fun, I had to earn my livelihood

P: What do you like and dislike about your work?

G: I like to connect with other people, and I love to paint. I don’t like it when other responsibilities and activities, such as updating the homepage or making photographs of my works, require too much attention

P: Could you tell me something more about your self-portraits that you painted last year? By the way, they are just beautiful! I would call it the pure masterpiece! You had an exhibition here at Das Packhaus. Where did the idea come from?

G: I came back to work two months after I got a baby girl and I was totally disconnected with my artistic work. I just started to paint and created a few spontaneous works on paper. I picked up the earlier subject of portraits and painted my face again. It was important to me to concentrate on myself. These works are an attempt to experience myself as an artist. I have little interest in physiognomy and I didn’t want to paint myself recognisable. My focus was on the various shapes which a face can acquire. I was interested in the exploration of self-observation.

P: What is your dream project? or was it already achieved?

G: It's not that easy to say because I am really satisfied with all my pieces and process of my work. Currently, I am working on completely different pieces, so basically I find the artistic process always exciting. Now I'm really into water colouring.

P: What role does an artist have in society?

G: It’s a good question. And I think there are many possible answers. I would say in art it’s evidently that opposites can exist at once. Actually like in life anyway. But this is not so easy to accept because humans need to feel secure. The fact that nothing is either black or white and that everything is changing all the time may give a feeling of uncertainty and anxiety. 
Maybe artists should try to get this point across to the society. I mean that we should accept it and try to live with that, without pretending everything is either good or bad.

P: How has your style changed over the years?

G: This is really hard to say. Just to define style is not easy. Through different materials which I use, my works look differently (oil, watercolours, paper, canvas, etc.). But just because right now I am working on something completely different doesn't mean I changed my style. It depends on many factors. I paint different things, sometimes items, other times people. I have different questions that I am trying to answer on different paintings. 

P: You're a mum of 19 months old daughter. Is it difficult to make a balance between work and family?

G: It's manageable, now she will go to kindergarten, so things will get a bit easier. It is hard, just because you're not that flexible anymore, but it is also truly beautiful. I don't have so much free time, but on the other hand, I learned to manage my time better :)
Now I understand why companies desire to hire mothers; it's because they think many things at once. They (we) see things. But it's also true that people are very different from each other... 

P: If you could give an advice to young artists, entrepreneurs, who are creating something new, what would it be?

G: Don’t give up, accept the present situation, don’t hold on to things which you can’t change and take responsibility for your own life.

P: If you could go back to the time when you were just getting started, what would you do differently? And what advice would you have given to yourself if you could only relay one piece of advice to your former self?

G: I wouldn't do anything differently. If I wouldn't do all those things, projects, decisions that I did, I wouldn't be here now. 

P: Tell me about a project you've completed that has made you the proudest?

G: I don’t know. I like every step that brought me here right now. Maybe if I had an exhibition at MOMA, I could say that this is what I’m most proud about. (laugh)

P: Do you have any role models or did you had some in past?

G: Yes, I actually still have! Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec were the first painters I was in love with. I saw their pictures and I could feel their emotions. It was a really strong feeling! Later I read some books about them and their work and it proved to me that this fight which emanates from their paintings was real. They both had a really tough life. I often felt attracted to such complicated things J
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woman who was teaching me art at those workshops trough all those years was truly my role model. She was also a strong, independent woman, who doesn’t need a man on her side to make great things! 
Now I am a huge fan of Maria Lassnig, Francis Bacon, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun or Alice Neel.

You can find out more about Gosia and more of her artwork here: www.foremka.at

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A blink into DAS PACKHAUS

It is spring and also almost three years that DAS PACKHAUS has been crowded with people. Paradocks team has started this project with a bit over 2000m2 of space, and now we are managing 4200 m2 of office, meeting,...

It is spring and also almost three years that DAS PACKHAUS has been crowded with people. Paradocks team has started this project with a bit over 2000m2 of space, and now we are managing 4200 m2 of office, meeting, movement, co-working, flex-desk and event spaces.

Many people are passing through, some of them are staying, some others are leaving. Being temporary has a lot of benefits, but also some disadvantages indeed. On one hand, Das Packhaus is a good point where to establish ones first office, flexibility is challenging and stimulating for young start-uppers. On the other side, at a certain point young entrepreneurs need to settle down and to find a balance.

However, what has happened in Das Packhaus in the last three years?

People are using the spaces more than in a temporary way. Movement space has been hosting many yoga classes and theatre rehearsals, various artist and designer worked there. Moreover, DAS PACKHAUS offers a multi-functional ground floor with meeting spaces, a common space,  canteen, it hosts events and houses a bicycle kitchen (Flickerei) open every Tuesday afternoon. Since September 2017, the ground floor is also used as a flex-desk area and new users are arriving every week. Some of them are just waiting for a proper office space, others enjoy the lightly atmosphere on the common space.

We can say something about our users indeed. 40% of the users that are now working in the house have been here since 2014. Being in Das Packhaus is almost as being at home for them, they know all the spaces, each other and are always curious and interested in the new users. They have lived the changes; they have seen the improvements. A good percentage (27%) has been working here for 2 years and the same number of start-ups has arrived in 2016. In 2017, 4 users out of 63 have enjoyed our community, but are already well-integrated in the ecosystem.

What kind of people are working in DAS PACKHAUS?

Today, there are around 60 entrepreneurs or start-ups in the building. Hard to group them into categories, each one is working on something special and unique that can be integrated in different sectors. Naturally, there are some typical and traditional jobs: we do have photographers, architects, fashion designers. However, the majority of them are working on service-based projects: ChillBill developed a software not to get annoyed by accounting and finances, FragNebenan is helping neighbours to be more collaborative, RecordBird supports people in being up-to-date about their favourite music, Gleam Technologies believes in a less polluted world and built up a delivery bike for Billa and Mimo created an application that teaches computer science in an interactive way. How to divided them into classes? There is a theme that is common to all of them: they are making our lives easier and progressing for a better future.

Anyway we have tried to figure it out and  created four generic groups, just to understand if a subject is more popular than the others.  Visual art includes photographers, illustrators and film producers and it involves about 10% of the users; tech group (15%) includes programming and coding, invents new games or new online platforms, to supporting people in developing their ideas. Design stands for creative users from fields such as architecture and fashion, and it concerns 31% of users, while the majority of users (44%) are dealing with services, as translation, marketing consulting or wellness and health support.  

Throughout the analyses it seems even clearer that DAS PACKHAUS is an inexorable resource. Thanks to the sector variety, we can say that any kind of business you are looking for, can be found here. The created value is not just functional, but also social and emotional. DAS PACKHAUS is more than a working space indeed: it is up to users to decide when it’s time to socialize and when it’s time to work. Paradocks team is continuously creating occasions to bland all the people who are working here: either though free expert sessions from the field of bookkeeping, office organisation or business law, or bi-weekly community lunches.

Moreover, we did a demographic analysis of our users: 160 people are working in DAS PACKHAUS and 64% of them are male. Even if the majority of the users are men, it has to be said that Paradocks team is made up 100% by women at the moment. Take it as an invitation for joining us, young female entrepreneurs: it would be great to reach equality! Speaking about average age, according to the data we have, the youngest user is 23 and the oldest is 73, average age is 36,03. Users make the environment young and vibrant, being friendly and collaborative.

Anyway, to understand properly what DAS PACKHAUS is and how it works, you should drop by whenever you are in the area. Our great hosts will explain you everything you need to know about services offered and you will perceive directly the dynamic atmosphere. DAS PACKHAUS reflects the needs our current society, made by young and resourceful entrepreneurs.

Federica

Cloed and her love to flowers :)
Innovative manager in the house!

It was a January day, one of those days which turn into grey afternoon or early night very quickly. Weather changes people, people's habits, feelings. So the ground floor of Das Packhaus was already...

It was a January day, one of those days which turn into grey afternoon or early night very quickly. Weather changes people, people's habits, feelings. So the ground floor of Das Packhaus was already empty. It was just me, Cloed, some radio sound and a cup of tea.  At first I called her a sustainable designer, employee of the fashion industry, but quickly I got the very clear picture that her job is "not about fashion", it is much more.

Cloed Priscilla Baumgartner is our new user of Das Packhaus and she is also our first interviewed innovative manager in the industry of entrepreneurship and design. She is a mother, a partner, by education a teacher of German and French language plus she also has a Master of Science. She is an entrepreneur, crowdfunding representative, sustainable fashion designer and a truly motivated person with a huge amount of creativity. As I told her, I truly wish she would take over the guest speaker position at our university and motivate us students, with her wisdom and inspiring perspective of the business world.

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P: Since you are one of the first sustainable designers in Vienna, my first question would be; where did the idea of sustainable fashion come from? And what sparked your interest in designing?

C: First, I wouldn't call myself a designer, I prefer the word innovation manager as I notice an opportunity and I take it, use it, make something from it. So that was the same with sustainable fashion. I moved to Vienna in 1999 and at that time people, fashion lovers, eco-friendly citizens started to show interest in this field of design. So basically, the trend was just "born", and I somehow grabbed an opportunity. At first I didn't have that "red line" what I should  be focused on. I went with the flow, with a very open mind of what I can do and how I can handle any given situation. It didn't take much time until the opening of my first mobile boutique. I was also really lucky to be one of the very first innovators in this field, so there wasn't a lot of competition around. Consequently, we organized fairs, where a lot of diverse designers and artists gathered and worked  and so more knowledge was successfully shared.

Your biggest obligation, when you move to another city or state, is to hang out, to mingle and to socialize. And that's how we create this network where local fashion grows. I always try to think and organise my life to the point where I am satisfied and I basically have a cool life. I prefer to have life life balance, than work life balance. I generally consider myself to be a creative person with a desire to build different business projects.

 

P: On your website, I read that you learned to sew by yourself. When did the passion for sewing and designing started? Any story behind that?

C: I was and still am interested in different things and they really vary. My mother had a sewing machine at home, so I thought it would be a cool idea to sew something from what there was: bed sheets. After a while, when I got bored of white and grey colour I started with dying fabric, any kind of colour! It's just the way you look at things, you should always look at things from different perspectives. So did I, and I saw buttons on a bed sheet and a big piece of fabric and in the end I created a shirt from that bed sheet. I know how to sew, but I'm not a professional, so if there is something, some part that I don't know how to sew, I ask for help. This is how entrepreneurs work; they ask for help and they offer help. Sharing knowledge is extremely important for a successful business.

 

P: Do you also use eco-friendly products that are needed for completing some dress, for example glue? Perhaps iron zip instead of plastic zip?

C: I try to make a pattern without glue, plastic bottoms or zipper. Eco-friendly materials can be really expensive, so I try to avoid the extra costs. Fashion has its own impact on people, so all we can do is  make the best out of it.

 

P: I visited your website, where you're presenting and selling your work, products. To design, you also have to have a good knowledge of entrepreneurship. And since you're also selling your truly beautiful work online, what do you think about online sales? Or is the face to face selling still better?

C: Nowadays it is extremely important to be "online", this is a big chance to communicate with people, your consumers, business partners, competitors etc. Even if you just sit at home, you can be informed about what is going on and you can build your network even if it's just online. The good side of being online is that you can also be "offline".

 

P: What sort of advice could you have used as a young woman to help you along your path?

C: Always look what's good and convenient for you. Change the world around you in little steps. Perhaps it's not a very profitable advice, but still. I am rich in time, unfortunately not in money, but I'm satisfied with what I do, who I am. There are so many people in the world who are just like me with the same needs. If something is good and convenient for me, it is surely for others around me too, so we start to create a network and share ideas and goods.

 

P: Do you think that entrepreneurship is something that is in your blood? Or is it something that can be learned?

C: It can be learned, it has to be learned. As a person it is very important that you can take care of yourself, be responsible for yourself and think of the consequences of every action you take. As a kid, you have to learn how to be responsible and what responsibilities means.

 

P: If you could give a young start-up entrepreneur a good advice for their future business, what would it be?

C: Quick prototyping. Make a platform for something that you think is a good idea and get feedback for it as soon as possible. Then you can adapt to the environment.  

 

P: Tell me about a project you've completed that has made you the proudest?

C: Hmm, there's actually a few projects that I'm super proud of Milch, which present me the most, it is me. It started small, now it's quite professional. We've done some changes since the beginning, but we have what we desired. We successfully carried out only because we were focused on all elements of a good business; from PR, marketing, to good finance. It's a company that does not focus on fashion; it's not about fashion at all. It about creating something new, networking and participating in the local community...

 

P: If I compare your job as a designer or shall I say now innovation manager with a job of an insurance agent, it's probably (not necessarily) a bit harder to find your clients. Everyone needs an insurance, but not everyone needs designer clothes. How do you find your customers? Or do most of the time customers contact you directly?

C: At some point it's the same. You always have to talk about your ideas and project, you need to communicate and be determined that your idea is the best. People talk, people network and this is the key of how to sell your product.

 

P: From your website I noticed that you're also offering some crowdfunding service and assistance. Could you explain something more about what crowdfunding is and how it works?

Crowdfunding is a very simple way to get a valid reaction of your friends, customers and audience, if you want to start a project. Your crowd will help you to finance your ideas. This is also a smart proof of concept. I'm happy to work for the best reward-based platform Startnext a few hours a week. Every Monday from 4-6 pm I provide all interested starters a 30 minute feedback on their ideas and how to crowdfund them. The mentoring takes place in DAS PACKHAUS! Everybody can book a free 30 minutes guidance on this link.

 

P: What is the biggest lesson that you learned since you started your company?

C: My best friend once gave me a truly good advice. I used to tell her all my ideas about the projects that I would do and changes that I would make. She told me: "Relax. You can do one project after the other. Focus on one, finish that and then start with another one.."

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Das Packhaus is a building through which Paradocks seizes a part of the city in order to reformulate it. On 10 floors, 92 different spaces with a total of 4200m2, a positive working environment for innovative ideas and people is created. It functions as an experimental breeding place for shared space initiatives and aims to build up a modern participating community. Das Packhaus forms a basis for ‚the new work’, where 80+ entrepreneurs and 200+ different people with diverse backgrounds can benefit from cooperations. Together we organise, design and question urban resources and temporary use.

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28.10.2016 | 15:06 |  von Norbert Philipp (Die Presse - Schaufenster)

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28.10.2016 | 15:06 |  von Norbert Philipp (Die Presse - Schaufenster)

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IMPULS LEERSTAND ARCHITEKTURTAGE 2016

04.06.2016, 11:30 - 13:00 RIEDENBURGKASERNE, BACKSTEINGEBÄUDE, SINNHUBSTRASSE 3, 5020 SALZBURG

04.06.2016, 11:30 - 13:00 RIEDENBURGKASERNE, BACKSTEINGEBÄUDE, SINNHUBSTRASSE 3, 5020 SALZBURG

TEDxVienna CITYx2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Cities are continually grappling with new spatial, social, economic and environmental questions and challenges....

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Cities are continually grappling with new spatial, social, economic and environmental questions and challenges. Correspondingly, the roles and responsibilities of municipalities and citizens are changing as traditional hierarchies flatten. Citizens are (re)creating and adopting both public and private spaces, demonstrating a new collective responsibility for their environment. But can co-operations between citizens, municipalities, public and private bodies make the city more resourceful and resilient?
x is the unknown, the variable, the becoming. x is independently organized. x marks the spot. Veronika Kovacsova @ TEDxVienna

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pecha kucha Bratislava

Veronika Kovacsova, Paradocks 

two projects look to build a bridge between the cities of Vienna and Bratislava, and also try to reimagine the unused spaces in the city, giving them a new lease on life, and...

Veronika Kovacsova, Paradocks 

two projects look to build a bridge between the cities of Vienna and Bratislava, and also try to reimagine the unused spaces in the city, giving them a new lease on life, and engaging and contributing to the growth of communities.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 21, 2014. VIDEOLINK

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