Market of the Future Salzkammergut

Network meeting and exhibition

06/07/24Saturday, 13:00 - 17:00further appointments HAND.WERK.HAUS SalzkammergutRudolf-von-Alt-Weg 6, 4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee
Free entry
Markt der Zukunft Salzkammergut
© J.J. Kucek


With its creative team and commitment to the future of craftsmanship, HAND.WERK.HAUS is the best place for the Salzkammergut edition of the Market of the Future.


11:00 – Opening of the exhibition “Constructive Alps”
With: Wolfgang Schlag (Markt der Zukunft Salzkammergut), Stefan Lasinger (Zentralvereinigung der Architekt*innen Österreichs)
Switzerland and Liechtenstein jointly award the “International Prize for Sustainable Building in the Alps”. The Central Association of Austrian Architects will be showcasing outstanding projects at HAND.WERK.HAUS and on the market square.

From 12:00 – Networking Bar Forum of Initiatives
Moderation: Christina Jaritsch (Programme Team, European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024)
Initiatives and experts exchange ideas and share experiences and visions for an ecological future.

13:00 – Opening of the festival and the Forum of Initiatives
With: Artistic Director Elisabeth Schweeger and Mayor Leo Schilcher
The “Forum of Initiatives” is the centrepiece of the Market of the Future. A place of encounter and exchange on the way to a climate-friendly society.

15:30 – Performance at the “wood passage” (Bad Goisern market square)
With: MULLMULLA (artist collective) and pupils from Bad Goisern primary school
In cooperation with: proHolz Austria and the market town of Bad Goisern
MULLMULLA collect found rubbish and process it together with pupils from Bad Goisern primary school into artistic Perchten costumes (in Tyrol: Mulla).

16:00 – Discussion round: “The power of initiatives – strengthening community”
With: Christian Kdolsky (Klimavolksbegehren & Zukunftsallianz), Barbara Kern (HAND.WERK.HAUS), Alexandra Mayr (KLAR! Inneres Salzkammergut)
No other region in Austria has so many creative and community-orientated initiatives and experts. The discussion focuses on this potential and discusses possible further steps to strengthen this network.

16:45 –  Climate Impulse Statement
With: Nick Nuttall (musician, communications consultant for UN environmental organisations)
Nick Nuttal was a long-time spokesperson for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and gives a brief and entertaining outlook on the international dimension of climate change.

17:00 – Concert: “Chorus
With: Bernadette La Hengst and choirs from the region under the direction of Susanna Fabian
The Berlin singer opened the COP23 climate conference in Bonn with a choir of young people. Together with Susanne Fabian and singers from the Salzkammergut region, she will bring the central day of the Market of the Future to a close.


13:00 – Early morning pub
“Der Bauer und der Bobo” (directed by Kurt Langbein) and musical finale
With: Landesmusikschule Bad Goisern
The Styrian mountain farmer Christian Bachler takes to Facebook to lash out at the eloquent Falter editor-in-chief Florian Klenk. He praises a judgement in which a farmer was condemned for the dangerous behaviour of his cows. Klenk is an “arrogant head bobo” and ignores the situation of farmers: “Get off your bobo horse and come to an internship”. 250,000 people watched the video.

Market of the Future Salzkammergut

Dialogue formats from art, science, initiative culture and activism.
Since 2020, the Market of the Future has been bringing climate culture to life as a multi-layered and exciting space for action – together with actors from the fields of initiative culture, science, business, civil society and art.
More about the project at

Globalokal – Building the New

Event info

HAND.WERK.HAUS Salzkammergut
Rudolf-von-Alt-Weg 6, 4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee