Vienna Design Week presents Wallpaper for Refugees at the Stilwerk Window Gallery. The original idea for the project was born at a Design Hackathon on how entrepreneurs in the creative industry can make a positive contribution to the refugee situation. The answer: Bussi, Schmäh, nd Würstelstand. Including these three, 100 words were collected from the Austrian population, that was thought to give the refugees an authentic vocabulary for their restart in Austria. Ranging from meaningful to typically Austrian, the words or phrases were then illustrated by 100 graphic designers, along with humorous explanations and translations in German, English, Farsi, and Arabic, and printed on pastel colored IQ paper posters. The resulting five posters showcasing all the illustrations were distributed to refugee shelters throughout Austria and can also be ordered here: wallpaperforrefugees.at. And are now exhibited at the Stilwerk window gallery till the 25th of September, with the opening being celebrated tonight at 6pm.
Wallpaper for refugees (fb event)
Stilwerk window gallery
Praterstraße 1 c/o
3. OG, Shop 31,
Image © Wallpaper for Refugees