standard time.

Public clock, Mariahilfer Straße / Ecke Neubaugasse, 1959 © Album Verlag

In the frame of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK that has just started today and will be running until October 9 , 2011 this subject of the event`s extensive programme is my personal favourite: Standard Time – public Clocks and Urban Design.
After a lecture by urban studies expert Dr. Peter Payer who`ll ivestigate the witnesses of the past, there`ll be a panel discussion about city furniture like public clocks. In Vienna`s public space the cube clocks (as to be seen above) announced  the so-called standard time for decades – and there`ll be one original clock on display..

STANDARD TIME – Public Clocks and Urban Design
Technisches Museum Wien
Sunday, 9th October, 2011, 11 a.m.–1.30 p.m.
Discussion participants will be Carl Auböck, Heidulf Gerngross, Michael Obrist, Peter Payer
Moderation: Barbara Rett

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