POP-UP INSTALLATION FROM 9 JULY TO 4 SEPTEMBER 2020

Corona Impact: Mementos in 17 stations

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While the global pandemic may not yet be over and remains ever present in media and society, a semblance of normality is slowly returning to our everyday lives. Austria’s first museum exhibition on the impact of COVID-19 aims to encourage visitors to engage critically with our ‘new circumstances’ and contextualise the many different repercussions.

It looks to see, for instance, which existing inequalities or grievances were highlighted or exacerbated by the corona crisis and what lessons we can learn for climate change and environmental protection, which for the time being have been put on hold due to the lockdown. Visitors are also invited to imagine themselves in other – perhaps more remote – realities of everyday life and to reflect on what hygiene measures look like when you don’t have access to clean water, or how children and adolescents got on with e-learning. Our own personal actions are also scrutinised. Did we allow ourselves to be guided by irrational fears and start panic buying? How much data – and what kind of data – are we willing to give away for the sake of convenience or a subjective sense of security?

‘Inform, Become Aware, Discuss, and Participate’ is the motto of the pop-up installation:

It is structured along the lines of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations, which are anchored in the new mission statement of the Technisches Museum Wien. At the Museum, selected impacts on the SDGs are showcased in 17 stations by way of illustration, creating a space for encounters, dialogue and discussions. At the ‘Digital Museum’, videos on the newly created YouTube channel (from the launch onwards) offer deeper insights into more specific data, facts & figures designed to make visitors even more comprehensively aware of the impact of the corona crisis.

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    Mit „Corona Impact: An-Denken in 17 Stationen“ präsentiert das Technische Museum Wien von 9. Juli bis 4. September 2020 die österreichweit erste Museumsinstallation über die Auswirkungen von COVID-19.

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