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Rotes Wien 1919-2019: 100 Years of Socialist Avant-Garde and Quality of Life

Published: April 4, 2019; 12:45 · (Vindobona)

The socialist and later social democratic Vienna celebrates its success story in the form of a series of events, exhibitions and specials. The city administration sees the period of the "Red Vienna" (from 1918 to 1934) as a founding myth that continues to have an impact to this day and shapes the DNA of the city, and is comparable to New York City as a melting pot and Ellis Island.

The Karl-Marx-Hof in 1190 Vienna, built between 1927 and 1933, is one of the best-known examples of urban housing, where large residential blocks were built around a courtyard with wide green areas. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Dreizung [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Red Vienna 1919-2019: 100 Years of Socialist Avant-Garde and Quality of Life

The socialist and later social democratic Vienna celebrates its success story in the form of a series of events, exhibitions and specials. The city administration sees the period of the "Red Vienna" (from 1918 to 1934) as a founding myth that continues to have an impact to this day and shapes the DNA of…

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