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HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Saving the world with art?


Thursday, 19. May 2016 – 19:00


Attic of the Juridicum, Schottenbastei 11-16, 1010 Vienna

The first event of the semester, the “HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Saving the world with art?” will be taking place on Thursday, 19 May 2016 at 19:00 in the Dachgeschoss of the Juridicum, The event is organized by the Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights

In recent years, artists have increasingly weighed in on political discourse, speaking out for example in favour of a humane treatment of refugees in Europe which conforms with human rights. Last year, the Centre for Political Beauty’s ‘Jean Monet Bridge’ significantly contributed to directing public and media attention towards Europe’s border policy, whilst the orchestral intervention at last year’s Salzburg festival, when to mark the arrival of several high-ranking FPÖ politicians at an event, the orchestra spontaneously started playing the Internationale, triggered an intense debate about the political role of artists. This role, which often has a strong effect on the public, is what we will be investigating and discussing at the following HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: can art save the world?

Can GÜLCÜ (wienwoche), Heinz PATZELT (Amnesty International), Katharina STEMBERGER (Actress) and Hannes TRETTER (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights) will discuss. Moderation: Irene BRICKNER (Der Standard).

Kindly observe that this event is held in German! Following the discussion, the Research Centre Human Rights and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights would like to invite you to join the subsequent reception.

The admission is free, for logistical reasons please register at uhznaevtugfgnyx@havivr.np.ng!

The HUMAN RIGHTS TALKS take place in cooperation with Wiener Zeitung, profil online, ZIGE.TV and Zeitschrift juridikum.