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

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

Reserach —
  1. PhD
  2. Reconditioning Routines
  3. Publications

Info —
  1. Virginia Lui is an artist, social designer and researcher based in Vienna. 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 categorized as Socially-engaged Art.
  2. Contact


7. Would you like to complain? Wollen Sie sich beschweren?

In the winter of 2016/17, Virginia Lui and Michel Gölz regularly set up their stand on Favoritenstraße and asked passers-by to deposit all kinds of complaints. They were supported by Suhaib Haidar - all three obviously and audibly not originally from Austria. The project proved immediately popular as it took place during the Federal Presidential elections and many people took the opportunity to frankly express their opinions. Very quickly, the complaining station became a meeting point where contrasting points of view clashed. The polite situation that was created by both of them led people to listen and talk to one another. Perhaps no one had consented with anothers views but one result was that aggressive attitudes often relaxed to an exchange and people came back again and again. The complaints were recorded and then replayed in an academic context.

︎ European Symposium -

Virginia Lui, Michel Gölz, Suhaib Haidar

Favoritenstraße | 2016-2017

European Symposium - Cultural Politics and Right-Wing Populism | 2017