Out & About


O Home, where art thou?
Vienna through the eyes of the homeless.

Vienna, ranked “the most livable city”, is often associated with music, art and coffee… but let us scratch the beautiful surface and see what is hiding underneath. Although Vienna houses a wide mix of people, there are some that you probably have looked at, chosen to not really see and […]


RESTART – Creating art spaces for creatives

On September, 17th 2015, Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei led a 8-mile-walk between their artworks in London as an act of solidarity with refugees around the world: “We are demanding creativity of others, recognizing that those who leave their country and go on a journey across the water full of […]


TEDxVienna members OUT THERE: Things I’ve learned on vacation

Vacations are wonderful. The oceans, the blue skies, the carefree atmosphere. Everything about escaping day to day life feels amazing and fills a true traveller’s heart with pure gratitude. However, there are also moments abroad which teach you valuable life lessons. We may be well aware of most of these […]


Mozambique

A day in the life of someone out there – in Mozambique 2

I have never been a morning person. These days, however, I get up easily between 6:00 and 6:30AM. Just one of numerous habits of mine that have changed over the past 12 months. Since I have moved to Beira, a town of estimated 600.000 inhabitants directly by the Indian Ocean […]


Netherlands

Why do we have the urge to go “out there”?

I moved. To a different country. Not because I had to, or I was forced to, but because I could and I wanted to. I moved to the Netherlands to start studying again. When I first considered studying abroad, I was just playing with the thought of moving again. At […]


Handelskai Midnight Train

Ode to Viennese nights 2

Tungsten lights, white and colourful neon; people working and people sleeping; lit buildings and dark pathways; empty streets and bus stops. Bikes locked to street lamps, telephone booths and cigarette machines. Viennese nights are visually stunning. Streets are paved with colours, contrasts, textures and gradients. Objects unnoticed during daytime become […]


Building Bridges With Fashion

“Let’s Build Bridges With Fashion” was the opening line of last week’s ‘Fashion for Europe’ event at the gorgeous Vienna State Opera. For one day, on the 14th of July, the Vienna State Opera turned into a runway filled with cool pop-up boutiques and exciting fashion shows, competing for the […]


Chancen:reich – integration worth spreading!

It’s a very hot day on Wednesday June 29th. A big crowd has gathered in front of “Halle E+G” at Museumsquartier in Vienna. Most of them are refugees. All of them are here for the same reason: They are hoping to find a job at Austria’s first job fair for […]


woman wearing vr glasses

“Felt Meaning” in VR

In real life, I hate roller coasters because they always give me a headache. But, at the last VR Vienna Meetup, I chose the roller coaster simulation. It was only virtual reality, so how bad could it be, right? In hindsight, this was a very bad decision. My virtual ride took less than […]


What an innovative time to be alive! TEDxVienna @ Maker Faire 2016 2

Maker Faire 2016 didn’t fail to impress. It is the first time the event took place in Vienna and more than 200 makers had the chance to present their do-it -yourself projects and ideas to a broad audience. Creatives and creators from all genres came together to commonly discover the […]