THE HOUSING QUESTION (in the exhibition)
Which voices should be heard in order to find answers to the “housing question” (Friedrich Engels)? Even in socialist states, resettlement programs, expulsion from city centers, the destruction of historically grown settlements, and domestic labor migration were part of the history of the Roma. In a video work that can be seen in the exhibition Manuš Means Human, residents of the prefabricated housing estate in Chanov also talk about examples of a thriving communal life. Where should we start politically in order to create humane and socially just conditions for one of the most basic human needs, which is housing?
With: Andreas Pavlic
Andreas Pavlic, writer, political scientist. Research projects and publication about Red Vienna housing politics.
Each workshop afternoon centers on a thematic chapter of the exhibition. We develop questions and discover new perspectives to answer them in an exchange with our guests.
Please register at email@example.com. Both participation in the workshop and entrance to the exhibition are free.
Language(s): German (and English, French, Romani, Romanian, Hungarian, … as needed).
Following a suggestion by the Soviet writer Sergei Tretyakov, the workshop series LET’S BE REALISTIC! is an invitation to try out whether and how utopias of social justice can be developed based on joint writing, narration, and discussion of biographies of things. The objects, archival images, and partly fictional artworks shown in the exhibition Averklub Collective. Manuš Means Human provide the starting point for the project. The show tells a special story about the history of the Romani people in real socialism. What does it mean when we include local readings as well as objects and stories of the participants into this visual essay?
In accordance with the applicable COVID-19 prevention regulations, the workshops will take place as group activities at Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, in the form of field trips, and/or online.