Facade projection by Xaver Hopfgartner (rainbow flag for Pride Month 2022 at the Technical Museum Vienna)
Xaver Hopfgartner © Technisches Museum Wien
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Pride Month 2022

We live and breathe diversity and celebrate variety. Our goal is to establish a gender-informed research, education and exhibition practice at the museum. During Pride Month, we offer a number of queer guided tours and exhibitions on the subject and invite you to learn more about it.
Teenagers & Adults
In the history of technology, queer topics and people did not get a chance to speak for a long time. This is one of the reasons why technology came to be seen as a male, heterosexual domain. The Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology) shows that this is not the case in a guided tour linking LGBTIQ+ history with technology and society.
 
Since 2017, the controversial colour pink and its connotations have been the focus of a research project at the Technisches Museum Wien: Pink is often associated with attributes such as feminine, cute, childlike and soft, but also with unobjective, seductive and vain.
 
Numerous new objects at the Technisches Museum have been reviewed for their colour and added to the collection. The existing objects have been analysed. Some results of this project will be presented online and as part of the installation entitled “Who owns PINK?”.
 
A special curator tour addresses the question of why pink is so ambivalent and why this colour is associated with the LGBTIQ+ community.

As part of the focus, the 2nd Vienna Workshop on STEM Collections, Gender and Sexuality took place at the Technisches Museum Wien on May 5 and 6, 2022. On the occasion of the current special exhibition FOODPRINTS, scientists met to critically examine gendered and/or heteronormative constructions in technology and science.
 
The techLAB is also dedicated to Pride Month. Our free, open maker*space can be used for all types of design work, be it printing a shirt with the transfer press, designing a sign with the laser cutter or creating an accessory with the 3D printer.
 
In our online magazine ZINE, we present museum work and research findings on the topic of “Focus Gender”. Embracing and representing diversity involves creating an inclusive space where new knowledge can be generated. Why this is especially important in a museum of science and technology is examined in more detail in ZINE.

Life story narratives from the online archive of the Austrian Media Library provide private insights into the biographical dimension of queer lifestyles, while historical radio contributions reflect on changes in media discourse.

 

Programm:

 
Fri 10/06/2022 and Fri 24/06/2022, in each case 3.30 – 4.15 pm, for young people and adults
 
 
 Fri 03/06/2022, 3.30 – 4.15 pm, for young people and adults
 
 
Thu 09/06/2022 and Fri 10/06/2022, 2.00 – 5.30 pm
 
 
Queer stories from the collection of the media library
 
Facade projection by Xaver Hopfgartner (rainbow flag for Pride Month 2022 at the Technical Museum Vienna)
Xaver Hopfgartner © Technisches Museum Wien