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Schmiede is a cooperative prototyping environment, focused on the arts, hacking and entrepreneurship. Schmiede is a place where our ideas come to play.​

Schmiede23: Blut / Blood
13. – 23. September 2023
Apply till May 31.

Schmiede Pics / Schmiede Hallein / Schmiede Past / We All Walls + more / Sündenbock

Schmiede Print

Hallein, Austria

Take a look and in 5:20 get a feeling of the atmosphere and scope of Schmiede. Meet some of the Smiths, see what they are like and what they have to say about Schmiede. you can also listen to SmithInterviews on SoundCloud

We meet for 10 days...

… in order to get inspired, network, create, present, collaborate and exchange.

We are in Hallein...

... a beautiful location and surroundings helps to focus on your projects and recharge creatively.

What people say about Schmiede:

“In essence Schmiede is a creative exchange. It’s really about doing things.”

Eric WahlforssSoundCloud

“I can’t think of any other 10 days where I’ve seen so much creativity!”

Pete Bennett

“One week of building things, making and thinking about stuff, together with a group of really passionate people.”

Edial Dekker – Gidsy founder, Head of Mobile GetYour

Schmiede is an escape in time, a magical moment suspended in an amazing, unforgettable space – hidden, almost secret, in the heart of rural Austria, but that leaves traces, like the stored salt, and images that stay with you long after you leave.”

Maxence Grugier  –  Rewilding Cultures / Makery

“I was impressed by the intensity of the Schmiede participants as I watched them work on their projects. Clearly this was a very serious and committed group of artists. But, the most impressive thing about Schmiede was the atmosphere of sharing, generosity, creativity and craftsmanship that surrounded me.”

Mark ConiglioTroika Ranch, Isadora (software)

Got your attention?

Join us for ten Schmiede days, August/September.