Art —
  1. OBI
  3. Deterrent Designs
  4. Dear Spartacus
  5. War on Cash
  6. Would you like to complain?
  7. Social Design Team

Applied Urbanism — 
  1. Invisible Social Dimensions
  2. 1st Urban Playground
  3. Das andere Möbel
  4. Hassling Hasselaar
  5. Still Only Human  
  6. Metabolism
  8. Eco Label
  9. Museum of Pacific Arts

Research — 
  1. Publications

Info —
  1. Virginia Lui is an artist, social designer and researcher. She holds an MA in Social Design and BA in Architecture. Lui’s works pivots between design – mostly for social innovation – public art and theory. She works in site-based performance, text, photography and drawing with the emphasis on artistic research. Much of her work can be categorised as Socially-engaged Art.
  2. Contact


3. Deterrent Designs against the Homeless

This project is an artistic response to designs that control social behavior in public, semi-private and semi-public spaces, commonly known as deterrent designs. It attempts to raise awareness of these designs by decoding top-down processes in order to reread the city and to initiate a dialogue with the general public on the design of our urban environments, raising questions concerning the inclusion and exclusion of particular groups in society and design for comfort or discomfort.

Virginia Lui and Karolína Plášková invite you to our never-ending exhibition “Designs against the Homeless” at Praterstern Station in the city of Vienna, Austria. The exhibition booklet will guide you through major existing design strategies in the area that are intentionally implemented to deter the homeless.
︎ exhibition guide

︎Wieso Parkbänke so verdammt ungemütlich sind | Moment Magazin
︎Der Standard 

Virginia Lui, Karolína Plášková

Praterstern | never-ending exhibition
Eindhoven Dutch Design Week | 2017
MAK Design Lab | permanent exhibition