IT’S (ABOUT) POLITICS

Performing
the emancipatory
potential of
cultural practice

TEH Meeting 81
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WUK, Vienna

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Ulrich Brand: Crisis strategies in Europe

Ulrich Brands workshop Crisis strategies in Europe outlined recent developments in Europe and expanded on the thesis that the answer of elitist groups to the crisis of European capitalism resides in an authoritarian turn. Capitalist growth must be dynamised at all costs.

Ulrich Brand (pdf, 281 kb)

Sandy Fitzgerald: Community Arts - Ten texts to get you started

In his Key Note Speech Sandy Fitzgerald looked at the history of arts and activism, referencing his own journey since the 1960s to the present day. Sandy presents you here his "ten texts to get you started" on the topic "Community Arts".

Sandy Fitzgerald (pdf, 210 kb)

Melissa Garcia Lamarca: Resisting Austerity

The workshop Resisting Austerity with Katerina Anastasiou, Melissa Garcia Lamarca and Lisa Mittendrein discussed the conditions and strategies of resistance against austerity today.
Melissa Garcia Lamarca presents you here more infos about the PAH, Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca/Platform for People affected by Mortgages, which fights against evictions and for the right to housing.

Melissa Garcia Lamarca (pdf, 2.9 mb)

Michael Genner and Norbert Kittenberger: Helping refugees in times of crisis

In the workshop Helping refugees in times of crisis Norbert Kittenberger and Michael Genner, both members of the organisation Asyl in Not, which offers legal consultation for refugees and fights for humane refugee laws, analysed the legal and political changes that occurred and are still occurring in Europe since summer 2015.

Michael Genner and Norbert Kittenberger (pdf, 745 kb)

Stefan Grasgruber-Kerl and Martin Konecny: Campaign? – Campaign!

In the two-part session Campaign? – Campaign! participants had the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of campaigning. The first part of the workshop was an introduction to the subject, while the second part offered insights into transnational campaigning in Europe on the example of movements against TTIP and CETA.

More Infos: http://www.s2bnetwork.org
Have a look also at www.berniesanders.com and www.supplychainge.org for examples of different international/European campaigns.

Stefan Grasgruber-Kerl (pdf, 1.6 mb)

Marcus Haraldsson and the EGC team: Finding Common Ground

The aim of Europe Grand Central is to find, develop, and share the best possible methods of inclusion, engagement, and border exploration with audiences and with each other. Marcus Haraldsson and the EGC team provide you with more infos about the workshop Finding Common Ground and the Europe Grand Central project.

Marcus Haraldsson (pdf, 2.2 mb)

Herbert Maly and Marc Scheer: We don’t need no education

The workshop We don’t need no education was a follow-up of the workshop that took place during the TEH Meeting in Budapest, November 2015. It dealed with a particular segment of work in cultural centres: educational work.
Herbert Maly and Marc Scheer are giving here more infos about their workshop.

Herbert Maly and Marc Scheer (pdf, 1.1 mb)

Monika Mokre: The art of solidarity

The workshop The art of solidarity outlined concepts of solidarity and possibilities of their translation into a joint activism of refugees and supporters – but also the limitations and failures of this translation.

Monika Mokre (pdf, 426 kb)

Alyssa Schneebaum: Gender in the economy

The session Gender in the economy dealed with the question of why and how a person’s gender makes a difference in economic relations and outcomes, and how these economic relations affect our social and cultural lives.

Alyssa Schneebaum (pdf, 1023 kb)

Christoph Trauner et al.: Political Effectiveness? Education!

WUK assumes a special position in the network of TEH, which is owed to the fact that two-thirds of the staff are employed in projects focused on education and counselling rather than cultural productions. With reference to WUK’s 35 years of experience in the field of education and counselling, the session Political Effectiveness? Education! concentrated on the significance that a commitment to issues of employment and social policies holds for WUK today, and how deeply political this work has been in the past and still is today.

WUK short info (pdf, 259 kb)
WUK Education and Counselling (pdf, 4 mb)
WUK spacelab (pdf, 2.2 mb)