Dialogue Workshop


Photo: Roswitha Schneider


November 17, 2018 – June 11, 2019

Werkraumhaus in Andelsbuch



The Werkraum Bregenzerwald  is a cooperative consisting of more than ninety regional craft companies. On the occasion of its twentieth anniversary, the association is setting up a review and preview of its activities in a DIALOGUE WORKSHOP.


The DIALOGUE WORKSHOP offers a public discussion forum on the craft cooperative’s current fields of activity. The association’s previous and also future development will be discussed in dialogue format in the context of the region and within a general sustainable development of crafts and society heading towards a social and ecological change. With an eye on the future, light will also be shed on where the member enterprises see themselves positioned at the interface between handicraft, the building trade, arts & crafts, manufacture and producer, and what this signifies for design, education and the market as fields of action.


As background programme, the Werkraumhaus is showing exhibitions and presentations of past and present cooperative projects.


Special exhibition New Design University


Photo: Nikolaus Korab



New ways of doing crafts – New ways of doing business

January 26 – March 16, 2019


Even the most beautifully designed and most perfectly executed objects are of no use, if they don’t find their market in the end. New approaches are needed in the development, marketing and design of products; methods that stand out from conventional, industrial mass production. Teams of NDU students and Werkaum members worked on tailor-made product designs and prototypes for individual businesses and also drafted concepts and strategies for their financing and usability in the framework of manual production, with the Werkraumhaus shop serving as a potential point of sale.



Special exhibition

„Neues Handwerk Neues Wirtschaften“

In cooperation with the Bachelor program Manual and Material Culture, New Design University St. Pölten/Austria

January 26 – March 16, 2019

Werkraumhaus, Andelsbuch



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