Eugene Quinn co-founded the culture group space and place in 2012, which is a non-profit group, who plays with the city, build social capital and send out new political messages.
Eugene´s projects include #HowtobeAustrian for Oe1 radio, Magdas Social Dinners (refugees dine with locals), Vienna (& Munich) Ugly tours, Jungerer Seestadt (children show adults around Aspern), the Austrian Citizenship Test as a comedy pub quiz and the Vienna Coffeehouse Conversations. space and place’s work has featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, Die Zeit and on Russian TV. Through watching the films of Federico Fellini, and teaching spatial planning at the Vienna Technical University, Eugene developed the theory he is best known for: street capital. This is a measure of how much theatre and joy we find on some city streets, and the reverse – how dull and cold so many other streets are, because they lack people and interactions and a sense of play.