Mass Movements and Societal Crisis

Images and Realities of the Refugee

 

Conference in German and English

 

In cooperation with Albert Schweitzer Haus – Forum der Zivilgesellschaft

 

Friday, 18 October 2019, 4 pm – 8 pm (tbc) and

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 9 am – 6 pm (tbc)

Albert Schweitzer Haus, Schwarzspanierstraße 13, 1090 Vienna

 

Admission free, please register below, free seating
 

The streams of refugees which arrived in Austria during the summer of 2015 and which made headlines in the public discourse, placing the foreigner at the center of it, lead to a series of different reactions: from empathy and an initial overwhelming willingness to help, to anxieties and concerns about the ways of organizing this huge flow of refugees and the social consequence such an influx of foreigners would have upon the fabric of the country and to an intense hostility and open rejection of admitting foreigners into the homeland. Even politicians and the media focused upon stoking fears and prejudices in the public realm.

With the conference Mass Movements and Societal Crisis the Sigmund Freud Museum wants to create an open dialogue in order to question and examine the various images and impressions circulating about “the foreigner” in our society. How can we recognize and decrease the anxieties which are being evoked by the refugee crises world-wide?  Which psychodynamic mechanisms are lurking behind the hostility against foreigners, what and who is so threatening? How do we perceive cultural differences and what cultural differences appear to be irreconcilable? Which societal standards and values do we not want to give up? How inclusively and openly can we think about the concept of Heimat (homeland)? Which role can psychoanalysis play in this matter and not simply remain a silent witness?

Psychoanalysts and experts from different disciplines, such as psychology, sociology, law and journalism are going to determine these questions in an active exchange of ideas and discuss possible theoretical and practical solutions for the future.

With lectures by Dean Ajdukovic, Markus Brunner, Rainer Gross, Nadja Lorenz, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, Sama Maani, Spyros D’Orfanos, Barbara Preitler, Antonia Rados, Hans Rauscher, Wolfgang Roth, Laura Wiesböck et al.

The programme and further information will be announced soon.

 
         
 
 
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Berggasse 19 - closed due to renovation

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U2 Schottentor, U4 Roßauer Lände

Tram:

D Schlickgasse, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42 Schwarzspanierstraße

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40 A Berggasse