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Beton is a graphic design studio based in Vienna, Salzburg and Leipzig. They create books, visual identities and exhibitions in the cultural sector. The public space is an important issue for the guys from Beton as it allows them to play out ideas in the open with the relation to the observer in mind. Their process is shaped by the work environment they find themselves in. Therefore, every project is a welcome challenge to develop frameworks for simple and bold ideas.

At the Forward Festival, they will talk about their approach of making complicated situations manageable and about the public space as a complex of changing relations. Beton wants the observer to get involved in the result rather than to produce hermetic work that suggests completeness.