3/7 2021 2 pm — 6 pm


Is “work” a requirement for ensuring social cohesion, or is it rather a matter of developing models of how communities can be organized without work? But what is work anyway? And how does work mold individual and collective identity (identities)?

With: Heide Hammer and Michaela Schipper-Schauer

Heide Hammer, philosopher and editor of Volksstimme. Activist of LINKS and board member of the Party of the European Left. Works at the Medical University of Vienna. www.heidehammer.net

Michaela Schipper-Schauer, DROM – Empowerment for Roma, support program to gain access to the Austrian labor market and education system. www.vhs.at/de/projekte/drom

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 besucherservice@kunsthallewien.at. 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.

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