The Balkanroute now and then – a conversation with activists from Hungary and Croatia
Even in 2015, the central European media coverage of the Balkanroute was dominated by stereotypical representations of „the Balkans“, leaving out the factual socio-political situation in the transit countries itself and thereby, reproducing them as Europe’s periphery. On this evening we want to shift this focus: Having invited activists from Hungary and Croatia, we will discuss how the Balkanroute or generally speaking (transit-)migration has changed societies and political landscapes in the regions and cities of (South-)Eastern Europe. We want to introduce new political and grassroot initiatives to showcase what has happenend since 2015 and how the reactionary roll-back and blockade of the route has given birth to old and new local border regimes, that are characterised by violence and repression – but that are also met with resistance.
The event will be held in English, with possible whisper translations into other needed languages.
Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Ausstellung "Yallah!? Über die Balkanroute"
24.03.18 – 22.04.18 | IG Bildende Kunst Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12 1060 Wien
Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Samstag und Sonntag: 13:00 – 18:00 Uhr Donnerstag und Freitag: 10:00–15:00 Uhr http://yallah-balkanroute.uni-goettingen.de/y-in-wien/