Depot hosts over 100 discussions, lectures, conferences and workshops per year with free admission.
We are a space for contemporary debates in art, society and science.
Founded in 1994 as a non-profit association, Depot has been located at Breite Gasse 3 in Vienna-Neubau since 2001.
Since spring 2023, the integrated café is also offering a place to linger, network and get together beyond the events.
Depot – Art and Discussion was founded by artists, critics and curators and is an internationally recognised institution and platform where science and art enter into an exchange.
The platform reflects the constantly changing concept of art and questions the social framework conditions of art. In line with its interdisciplinary approach, Depot is particularly dedicated to socially relevant fields such as migration, postcolonialism, anti-racism, feminism, human/technology and media.
Lectures and discussions on art theory and art criticism, cultural and gender studies, film studies, philosophy, political science and sociology take place.
The events include talks, lecture series and panel discussions, as well as symposia, workshops, seminars and constantly newly developed event formats. Participation is the central moment of Depot’s concept, which is realised in various ways.
The café and the event room of the Depot are accessible by means of a threshold ramp (door clearance: 74 cm). Alternatively, the wider, step-free entrance of the residential building Breite Gasse 3 can be used. Please ring the bell on the facade so that we open the door for you.
Unfortunately, our toilets are not barrier-free. Approximately 50 meters from Depot there are barrier-free toilets available.
Regarding our events themselves, we are happy to try to find individual solutions.
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Focus: queer theory, feminisms, global relations
Focus: art theory, exhibition practice, cultural policy
Focus: art sociology, philosophy, gender studies
Focus: sociology, pop culture, exhibition practices
Depot opens one hour before the event starts.
Wed–Sat from 7 pm