Category Archives : Vienna


Cafè Mocca Gersthof

Coffee House Readings #11: The Laws of Medicine

Does medicine have universal laws that doctors and patients can count on? It oftentimes seems like this is not the case. And still, there’s an apparent need for it. This 1.5 hour read is a book that even busy interns can manage to squeeze into their around-the-clock working schedule. And they really should. When he […]


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 therefore simply passed by… We […]


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 danger or who walk hundreds […]


Coffee House Readings #10: Love Warrior

“I was loved. If love could prevent pain, I’d never have suffered.” If honesty had a name, I would call her Glennon Melton Doyle. She is not only the author of her autobiographical book “Love Warrior” but also of her own remarkable life. This month’s book review is about the heartwarming story of a brave woman and her […]


chess

A Rochade with friends 3

Behind every great project, there’s an idea. Sometimes the problem is just to get the idea out there. This month we want to show you how an idea worth spreading, combined with a little bit of action, can turn into a project, that touches people’s lives. Martin Knoflach, a kindergarten teacher from Tyrol, managed to turn […]


Why We Work

Coffee House Readings #9:
Why We Work
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I have been looking for a new job recently. I was about to freak out when “job-search fatigue” kicked in after just a few days (which made me realize that I apparently lack the required job-hunting stamina). But then I remembered that there’s a good side to everything, and I realized something: all these obstacles made […]


#windmachen:
renewable energy made in the city

As an urban citizen, one might feel excluded by nature and the issues it comes along with. Nevertheless, Viennese residents have the unique chance to become part of the sustainability discourse and get involved: by owning solar panels and wind generators in the countryside but also in the middle of the city, eventually bettering the […]


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 a spectacle after sunset. A […]


austrian start up scene

How to overcome the walls of the Austrian startup scene

I believe in horses. The car is only a temporary phenomenon. Willhelm II, 1905 640KB ought to be enough for everyone. Bill Gates Everything that can be invented has been invented. Charles H. Duell, commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899 Innovation is crucial for change to occur. The father of entrepreneurship, Joseph Schumpeter, who surprisingly, was a born […]