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Natascha Peinsipp

http://www.nataschapeinsipp.at

Vienna, Austria
Natascha Peinsipp is an architect currently based in Vienna/Austria. She has completed her Master's degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She studied and worked in Lisbon/Portugal and Graz/Austria. She works and researches on the topics of labour and housing culture, collective fields in urban spaces and narrations on social and architectural utopias.

Promise of the Future


A glimpse into a fragmented narrative towards post-labour society

Promise of the Future


A glimpse into a fragmented narrative towards post-labour society
An urban field during the transformation towards a post-labour society, exploring our social and creative potentials.
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Promise of the Future is a speculative narrative based on basic income and the effects of labour automation and the question of how we can shape the transformation towards a post-labour society conceptually and spatially.
How can we overcome the common understanding of being productive and useful and concentrate on our creative and social potential? How can we shift from mass production to play? 
At the Danube Canal, in Vienna, an urban field is becoming common ground. 
The office towers along the river became obsolete through the process of automation and are becoming the new centres to explore different rhythms and functions [Tower of Doing Nothing; Center of Unlearning; Trial and Error; Play and Aggression]. The river and the built structures [the Island; the Bridge; the Stairs] serve as connecting elements.
The project develops architectural structures, which support, generate and accelerate the vision of a possible different future of labour and its perception in society.


An urban landscape develops towards a public zone of experimenting on our social and creative potentials. It is changing every time one goes there. One wander through and is always confronted with new conditions: destroys and rebuilds, moves and seeks for new experiences.

[The Center of Unlearning] is for relearning and unlearning trained behaviour and thinking patterns about time and rhythm.

[The Bridge] is a connection between the Center of Unlearning and the Tower for Trial and Error.
An in the air folded open space. A mixture of a connection, transition and piazza. Platforms thread themselves on the columns, which rise high in the sky.

[The Tower of Doing Nothing] is for increasing the acceptance for idleness and creating a counterpart to the sanctity of labour in our society.

[The Island] moveable platforms, stairs, escalators, elevators and pipes are playground and the entry to the Tower of Doing Nothing.

Promise of the Future


A glimpse into a fragmented narrative towards post-labour society

Promise of the Future


A glimpse into a fragmented narrative towards post-labour society
An urban field during the transformation towards a post-labour society, exploring our social and creative potentials.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Promise of the Future is a speculative narrative based on basic income and the effects of labour automation and the question of how we can shape the transformation towards a post-labour society conceptually and spatially.
How can we overcome the common understanding of being productive and useful and concentrate on our creative and social potential? How can we shift from mass production to play? 
At the Danube Canal, in Vienna, an urban field is becoming common ground. 
The office towers along the river became obsolete through the process of automation and are becoming the new centres to explore different rhythms and functions [Tower of Doing Nothing; Center of Unlearning; Trial and Error; Play and Aggression]. The river and the built structures [the Island; the Bridge; the Stairs] serve as connecting elements.
The project develops architectural structures, which support, generate and accelerate the vision of a possible different future of labour and its perception in society.


An urban landscape develops towards a public zone of experimenting on our social and creative potentials. It is changing every time one goes there. One wander through and is always confronted with new conditions: destroys and rebuilds, moves and seeks for new experiences.

[The Center of Unlearning] is for relearning and unlearning trained behaviour and thinking patterns about time and rhythm.

[The Bridge] is a connection between the Center of Unlearning and the Tower for Trial and Error.
An in the air folded open space. A mixture of a connection, transition and piazza. Platforms thread themselves on the columns, which rise high in the sky.

[The Tower of Doing Nothing] is for increasing the acceptance for idleness and creating a counterpart to the sanctity of labour in our society.

[The Island] moveable platforms, stairs, escalators, elevators and pipes are playground and the entry to the Tower of Doing Nothing.


Idea by

Natascha Peinsipp
Vienna
Austria
Natascha Peinsipp is an architect currently based in Vienna/Austria. She has completed her Master's degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She studied and worked in Lisbon/Portugal and Graz/Austria. She works and researches on the topics of labour and housing culture, collective fields in urban spaces and narrations on social and architectural utopias.