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Off.Space Swimming Pool

Good ideas need open spaces to grow. This year the creative team of the Kulturbäckerei Innsbruck takes over the direction in the disused Alpbacher indoor pool and transforms the interior and the terrace of the pool into a place to participate, networking and celebrations.

This year The bakery – Kulturbackstube will try to transfer the idea of an open space to the swimming pool hand in hand with locals of the Alpbach village. Together, a value should be created for visitors and the population on-site, without putting monetary values in the foreground. Special attention is given to the creative cooperation between the team of the Kulturbackstube and the municipality of Alpbach. After all, cooperation creates the cornerstone for the successful implementation of an open space in the idyllic mountain village.

Bar, indoor and outdoor area open daily from 9 am.

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FEMINIST HACKING as artistic practice: Mz*Baltazar, a queer-feminist hacker collective, will come to Alpbach from 24 to 26 August and will hold a laboratory as part of the cultural program. For this purpose, the indoor swimming pool is an ideal location – the labs will be held from 09.00 am to 11.30 am on the upper floor and, in addition, an open lab (all genders) will be held in the afternoons (2 pm – 5 pm) with a drop-by principle.

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24.8.2017 09.30 – 11.30h Workshop (female+trans*+inter* only)/ upper floor

25.8.2017 09.30 – 11.30h Workshop (female+trans*+inter* only)/ upper floor

26.8.2017 09.30 – 11.30h Workshop (female+trans*+inter* only)/ upper floor

Cooperation with young artists is an integral part of the cultural program of the European Forum Alpbach. This year, students of the University of Applied Arts Vienna worked for one semester under the direction of Brigitte Kowanz, Peter Kozek and Peter Fritzenwallner on the subject of “conflict and cooperation”. Especially produced Alpbach artistic positions, both in the Congress Center Alpbach and in the indoor pool you can see.



Use what is otherwise unused and unnecessarily thrown away. With this motto, the team around the association ‚feld’ will be offering a delicious lunch during the seminar week.
Scholarship holders are cordially invited to take advantage of the offer during the lunch break and to get a healthy boost for the afternoon with tasty vegetarian cuisine!

The lunch offer in detail:

August 17 – August 22 (Sunday, August 20 excluded) from 12.30 – 13.45

August 28 from 12.30 – 14.00 (Political Symposium Breakout Session Day)

August 30 from 13.30 – 15.00 (Economic Symposium Breakout Session Day)

In case of great demand, the offer might be extended for the entire period of the European Forum Alpbach.

About Die Bäckerei - Kulturbackstube

The bakery is a platform for cultural and social exchange, development and innovation for the population and regular users. In a dynamic space, communication, production and presentation meet and offer interested parties a flexible experimental space that meets the different requirements.

About Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory (MBL)

Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory (MBL) is an artist collective based in Vienna. It runs a feminist hackerspace that focuses on Do-It-Yourself projects on the intersection of arts, technology & feminism. Workshops are specifically targeted towards women and trans* individuals. If you love to make things, rather than consume them, take old hardware apart rather than putting it to the waste and appropriate devices to fit your needs rather than letting them rule your life, meet up at Mz Baltazar’s to share your skills. We aim at generating a culture of fearless making! An environment that fosters creativity, activism and provokative thinking! We try to build an accessible, inclusive, open, safer and radical space, from which to evolve as people and as community.

About feld-Verein

feld – the association for the use of unused: The members of the feld – association for the use of unused discover, collect and transform unused resources – tangible and intangible. Thereby a variety of new possibilities arise: one of a kind products tell stories and make us aware of the value of goods.