Das MMRC – Music and Minorities Research Center – lädt ein zum Symposium:

Contesting Border Regimes – Sounds and Images

Friday, 7 May 2021, 3:00–7:30 pm and Saturday, 8 May 2021, 11:00 am–3:30 pm. Online event. Participation possible via Zoom and Livestream.

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. We want to explore, how these differing approaches interconnect in contesting contemporary border regimes and their devastating effects.

Lectures by Brigitta Kuster (Berlin), Ilker Ataç (Fulda), Anja Brunner (Vienna), Ioannis Christidis (Vienna), and Evrim Hikmet Öğüt (Istanbul).
Film screening: Purple Sea (Amel Alzakout and Khaled Abdulwahed).
Curation of the musical contributions: Tonica Hunter.

Event held in English.
Registration and more information: https://www.mdw.ac.at/ive/symposium-2021/