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Urban Expedition Protest and Artistic Appropriations - Who Makes City?

In the context of the festival "Paraflows", which this year is all about urban protest, Julia Edthofer presents results from an anti-racist video research with young people.

This year, the festival “Paraflows, opens an external URL in a new window” is dedicated to different forms of urban protest and will explore the question of the "right to the city" in the context of an urban expedition on June 22, 2021.

The expedition to places of protest spans an arc from the city center to the peripherally located housing estate Rennbahnweg in Vienna's 22nd district. The walk begins at the Ring, a place where protest has a long history: at various stations, such as the Burggarten, as well as during a short stroll through the city center, Cornelia Dlabaja presents Viennese protest stories and explores the following questions: Who protests and for what? Who is demanding the right to the city and how? The second part then focuses on the question of which "hidden" forms of protest can be traced in everyday actions. In this context, Julia Edthofer and Bettina Prokop reflect on the results of video research on the appropriation of space and racism in public space, which was carried out together with young people in the Rennbahnweg housing complex as part of the project “Das geheime Leben der Grätzel”. The goal of the urban expedition is to explore together where and how protests and counter/cultural practices are inscribed in the collective memory of urban space.

Time: Tue, June 22, 2021, from 04:30pm

Meeting point: Heldenplatz at Prinz-Eugen-Denkmal