Hegelgasse 14, 1010 Vienna

“Is there a pool?,“ Lukas asks, as I show him the new location. “Almost,“ I smile and open the door. Right above the entrance to ÖBV, there is 
a room with a circular layout, located on the first floor of the tower that adorns the building at Hegelgasse 14 and makes it visible from  Schwarzenbergplatz. It is designated to be a space of inspiration, artistic synopsis and creative exchange. Each relocation marks a new beginning: In this case, we’ve announced ten workplaces by a Call for Proposals, selected artists on the basis of their portfolios, not knowing who they are. On this basis I ask myself: Will it be possible again to build a community, instead of people working next to each other? In retrospect, I’m pleased to be able to say that once again people from Vienna and all over the world are in creative exchange and enable critical discourse. They have discovered common grounds as well as differences, and not just in their artistic practice. A space full of possibilities and opportunities has emerged – and it’s a personal enrichment to accommodate these processes. Katja Stecher

Detailed Description:                                                                                  Provider / Sponsor / Supporter:  BIG – Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft    Original Function: Offices of the Austrian Schoolbook Publisher 
(ÖBV–Österreichischer Bundes­verlag Schulbuch GmbH & Co KG)            Duration: Since April 2017 

Rooms: 1 round room, 8 working spaces, 1 kitchenette, 2 toilettes            Special Features: 1 round room, wall cabinets for books and technical equipment, view to Schwarzenbergplatz                                                Size: 260 square meters