Mapping Modernity

15. Reichshaupt- und Residenzstadt

23 oktober 2023

Capital of ‘Kakania

Since 1867, Vienna has served as the capital of ‘Kakania,’ an ironic term referring to the ‘kaiserlich-königlichen Doppelmonarchie Österreich-Ungarn.’ The map illustrates the old city centre (I) and the desolate slums located beyond it (e.g., II and VII). Due to the rapidly increasing population, new neighbourhoods (XXI and X) are being constructed on the eastern and southern sides.

C. Loos, Plan der K.K. Reichshaupt- und Residenzstadt Wien, Wien 1906. Coll. S/T W.1m.10, 69.5 x 93.5 cm.