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Wiener Lerntafel

The Wiener Lerntafel is a voluntary organisation that provides tutoring for underprivileged children. In Vienna alone there are around 15,000 children who can't keep up at school, are in danger of wasting their potential and are losing faith in the Viennese social support network. The Wiener Lerntafel has already provided over 50,000 extra lessons for free, carried out by over 160 unpaid volunteers (mostly social workers and former teachers) at the Lernzentrum Simmering. My attention was drawn to the project by a poster competition, the aim of which was to find new ways to summon up further support for the organisation.

Microgiants & Verlag Neue Arbeit

The design company Microgiants and the "Verein Neue Arbeit" ("Association For New Labour") host several events every year on the field of open-design, knowledge transfer, local production and networking. They all share a strong belief in the opportunities to be able to form a better society by working together and sharing knowledge, technologies and ideas.