Friday, 7 May 2021, 3:00–7:30 pm CET

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 11:00 am–3:30 pm CET

Online event

The crisis of European border politics and current struggles against deportations and illegal push-backs from EU countries including Austria have led to various political, activist as well as artistic interventions. This transdisciplinary symposium creates a forum to address the potential of cinematic and musical politics and to look into their relation to activist practices and current research.

Our goal is to bring activism, the arts and academia in contact with each other. We want to explore how these differing approaches interconnect in contesting contemporary border regimes and their devastating effects.


► Programme schedule

► Book of abstracts

► Flyer

Review and related material

► Videos from the symposium at mdw Mediathek


► Radio programme "Eigenklang" Part 1

► Radio programme "Eigenklang" Part 2


Preparatory team: Evelyn Annuß, Julia Fent (coordination), Ursula Hemetek, Therese Kaufmann, Gerda Müller, Hande Sağlam

Artistic/music curation: Tonica Hunter

For requests and further information, please contact:

Julia Fent
Tel.: +43 1 71155-4252