We are happy to welcome you at the event regardless if you are presenting and participating officially in the program!

This is a valuable networking, learning and listening opportunity and a chance to meet and discuss with colleagues from different countries, institutions, scientific disciplines, artistic fields, and perspectives in a bit different framework and without necessarily speaking on the stage!


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Some of the participants in the conference program include:

Antonio C. Cuyler, School of Music, Theatre and Dance, University of Michigan, USA
Aude Florence Bertrand-Höttcke, Zukunftslabor Studium Fundamentale, Universität Witten/Herdecke, Germany
Ayse Kalmaz, Taranta Babu Association, Dortmund / “Third Space Academy”, Germany
Beril Sönmez, Anadolu Kültür, Istanbul, Türkiye
Ensemble Interactivo de la Habana, Cuba
Esra Özmen, Austrian rapper and the leader of the Rap-Choire in Ottakring, Vienna
Jason Otoo, Department of Music and Dance, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Julia Auer, Department of Music Education Research and Practice, mdw, Austria
Keivan Aghamohseni, Department of Music, Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Guilan University, Iran
Helena Nassif, Culture Resource (Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy), Beirut, Lebanon
Meike Lettau, Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Meriam Bousselmi, Institute for Media, Theatre and Popular Culture, University of Hildesheim, Germany
MICA, Music Information Center Austria
Murat Ates, University of Arts Linz, Austria
Nicola Scherer, University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, Germany
Nuka Alice Lund, cultural practitioner, independent artist and drum dancer, Sisimiut, Greenland
Oleksandra Nenko, University of the Arts (UNIARTS) Helsinki, Finland
Özlem Canyürek, independent cultural policy researcher
Shzr Ee Tan, School of Performing and Digital Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Tominke Christine Olaniyan, pan Africanist; independent consultant, practitioner, and researcher: migration, health, and inequalities, Nigeria
Ulli Mayer, Administrative Office for Equality, Gender and Diversity mdw, Austria
Višnja Kisić and Goran Tomka, Forest University, Fruška Gora, Serbia,

Throughout the schedule there are even “non-productive” timeslots planned just to rest, think, feel, or get to know someone new.

On the other side, as part of e conference program, a jam session as a joint activity open for all will be facilitated by Salam Music Vienna; lecture performance Response-ability on Trialby Epistemic ruptures. Interventions in Art and Science by Petra Sussner, Ivana Pilić, Myassa Kraitt; as well as performance “Mai Ling Soup Bath” curated by Brunnenpassage.

Please let us know during the online registration if you would like to participate in the jam session and if you would bring an instrument or need one.

The lecture performance 'Response-ability on Trial' is a transdisciplinary project which explores the idea of a (legal) Anthropocene in the in-between of academic and art. It challenges academic hierarchies and disciplines by integrating various perspectives on climate litigation, more-than-human legalities, power and hegemony. This approach fosters a collaborative discussion that challenges participants to examine the historical dis_continuities of the (legal) Anthropocene. Thereby 'Response_ability on Trial' prompts critical questions about whose interests are recognized as rights, who has access to rights, who is heard, and whose voices are marginalized. Which idea of a common world is negotiated with whom?

Sharing food has always been a place of kinship, solace, care, and tenderness. Mai Ling Soup Bath invites you to a sensorial and contemplative sound bath, deep meditation, and massage. We will collectively stir up a warm concoction of familiar senses and a brew of edible memories while embodying our past, present, and future. At the end of the session, everyone is invited to share a warm meal together.

Note: registered participants of the conference will be provided tickets for the performances.