2010 II

2010 I



Phase 2 // May-July 2010


Guests from Rotterdam and Amsterdam:
Jeanne van Heeswijk and Daniela Paes Leão

WHEN: Friday, 18 June, 8 p.m.
WHERE: < rotor >, Volksgartenstraße 6a

Pic.: The Blue House in the Amsterdam district IJburg
(Photo: Irene den Hartoog)

The Blue House is an international art project initiated by the artist Jeanne van Heeswijk. In 2005 a large villa in a housing block was taken off the private market and re-designated as a space for community research, artistic production and cultural activities. The project was situated in a newly built neighbourhood suburb of the city of Amsterdam called IJburg.
Over a four-year period, artists, architects, thinkers, writers and scholars of various nationalities where invited to live and work in The Blue House. Over fifty residents got the assignment of actively entering into a dialogue with one another, with their co-inhabitants in IJburg, and with the public. During its physical existence on IJburg The Blue House functioned like a catalyst for an accelerated formulation of history.

Photos of the presentation


Places of the Roma
A documentation project of Romano Centro and Akademie Graz

WHEN: Thursday, 24 June, 6 p.m.
WHERE: < rotor >, Volksgartenstraße 6a

Photo: Barbara Tiefenbacher

Presentation of the website www.romane-thana.at and a ‘story café’ on the living conditions of the Romani people in Austria before and after World War Two with Andrea Härle, cultural studies scholar and head of Romano Centro Vienna; Barbara Tiefenbacher, Czech studies scholar, Vienna; Emmerich Gärtner Horvath, Roma-Service, Kleinbachselten, and other guests or contemporary witnesses.

Part of:
Art – Literature – Music – Film – Discussions from 10 June until 10 July 2010
Programme: http://www.akademie-graz.at

Instead of boxing people up concerning their ethnic difference, we focus on the multilayered individual identity. The attribution of certain identities starts the mechanism of exclusion. Life and culture of the Roma are characterized by the experience of being excluded and displaced.

I ROMALE! 10 na ari te asdel i etnischi diferenca kamna, ham kamna o fokus upro mindenfelitiko saka identitetatar te tschil. Vaschoda hi, kaj i usepisinipe asave identitetendar ada argranicalinipe kesdinal, savo imar berschengero le Romengero dschivipe taj lengeri kultura preginel.