In 2020 VIENNA DESIGN WEEK debuted its Virtual Festival Headquarters, a series of social VR experiences on the platform of Mozilla Hubs. It joins a wide range of 3D-rooms created by practioners from a variety of backgrounds and opens up possibilities for social interaction in virtual reality.
Building on the experiences and contacts VIENNA DESIGN WEEK collected through its digital formats in the last years and reacting to the obvious need to further explore the virtual space as a medium for design, we decided to launch a new part of our event both as an experiment in itself and as a platform for our programme: a Virtual Festival Headquarters.
In cooperation with a group of experts – the artist and architect Wilhelm Scherübl, the artist Martina Menegon, as well as Eva Fischer and Angie Pohl of sound:frame/Area for Virtual Art – VIENNA DESIGN WEEK ventured to not simply mirror analogue content on a digital platform but to create a truly independent, three-dimensional experience in virtual space.
Just like its physical sister, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK’s Virtual Festival Headquarters thrives as a network of outstanding architecture, commissioned programme and contributions by external partners. It is be a place to enjoy a diversity of content but also to meet and interact with other visitors. This is not just a symptom of Corona but a true commitment to explore the digital!
Experience VIENNA DESIGN WEEK's Virtual Festival Headquarters here: https://hub.link/iosPRex