playground of ideas
(‘ʃmiːdə, G. smithy)
Schmiede is a festival for producers – a playground where ideas are nurtured and come to life.
Schmiede empowers the process of social networking by bringing together the essentials: space, infrastructure, food, people, and freedom to explore. Here you’ll find like-minded friends and associates to push your work to another level. There are no teachers at Schmiede, just around 140 people like you, both experts and students in their professions and spheres of interest.
The Schmiede network revolves around digital media but is comprised of much more. Over the years we have hosted smiths from all sorts of backgrounds: audio, programming, visual arts, djing, culinary, real-time cinema, performance, architecture, guerrilla marketing, philosophy, engineering, youth culture, law, history, to name just a few. Many of our contributors return each year, reuniting at our HQ in Hallein by Salzburg in Austria. Together we create a new Schmiede out of the ashes of the old.
Schmiede is a collective process: it doesn’t matter who we are, what matters is what we want.