Culture & Society


Fashion:
the faster – the better?

1133 garment workers were killed and over 2400 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in Bangladesh in 2013. Well-known fashion retail companies such as C&A, Mango, Primark, and Kik  produced articles in this complex. Even though cracks on the ceiling were noticed just moments before the caving-in, supervisors […]


Ode to the Odds #4
The Royal Edition

Whether you live in Vienna or just visited, we are sure that you have stumbled upon the famous Habsburger Family who ruled Austria for centuries. They are famous for their politics (which were only somewhat successful), their fancy palaces, and their food (mhhh..Kaiserschmarrn). Instead we want to introduce you to […]


About reading music and hearing books

Listen closely Usually when we think about combining music and text, it’s often in form of an opera. As I am not really a fan of the opera and honestly mostly don’t understand what they are singing about, who they are singing to and why they are singing (I am […]


Life in Cycles

  Life cycles. Growing cycles. Educational cycles. Training cycles. Business cycles. Cycles of operation. Creative cycle. Cycle of poems. Re-Cycle. Breaking a cycle. Cycle of nature. Success cycles. Female Cycle. Performance cycles. Cycles of pain. Recurring cycles. Investment cycles. Production cycles. Market cycles. Feedback cycles. Improvement cycles. Performance cycles. Work […]


© Sebastian Somloi for TEDxVienna

Checkit!
Conscious drug checking
in Vienna

A project worth checking out in the heart of the sixth district in Vienna: Checkit! is a drug-advice center offering integrated drug checking and prevention work. Founded in 1997 at the peak of the Gazometer Raves, it established its drop-in shop homebase ten years later in Gumpendorferstraße 8, 1060 and has […]


Trick Yourself Into a Good Mood

Off days – we all get them. For some reason, or no reason at all, we wake up on the occasional bad day and ask ourselves: Why bother showering? Why bother making lunch? Why bother leaving the house? Why bother turning on the TV? Why bother going to the bathroom? So what most […]


guts over fear

Why bother helping others?
How altruism works.

After being saved by a stranger one fateful night when she was just 19 years old, Abigail Marsh started wondering what it was that motivated another person to risk his life to save hers. Marsh became a psychology researcher and dedicated her life to understanding the human capacity to care […]