4. MASN Coordination Meeting 2009

Vom 11.-13. Dezember fand das mittlerweile 4. internationale MASN Coordinationmeeting in Wien statt.
In zweieinhalbtägigen Workshops wurde die Gegenwart und Zukunft des MASN Netzwerkes von über 20 Akteuren aus dem In- und Ausland diskutiert.

Programm: coordination_meeting_program.pdf
Plakat: coordination_meeting_welcome_poster.pdf

Organisationsteam:
, Maia Loh, , Tina Tschismarov, Ute Pfaffstaller, Anna Hisch, Thomas Lohninger, Anna Kitta, Alexandra Meyer, Lisa Lindrus, , Nadine

ETHNOCINECA 2010

Die ETHNOCINECA 2010 - Ethnographic and Documentary Filmfest Vienna stellt eine in Wien einzigartige Medienwerkschau zur Auseinandersetzung mit anthropologischen Themen im audiovisuellen Kontext dar.

Datum: Di, 18. - Fr, 21. Mai 2010
Orte: KosmosTheater und Café 7*Stern

Für weitere Informationen siehe laufende Projekte oder http://www.ethnocineca.at
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MASN-A: Fest des Jahres 2009!

imageMASN-Austria lädt zum Fest des Jahres [03.12.09 / WUK] und freut sich über rege Partizipation!

Hier der Link zum Call for Photographs.
Eine große Auswahl aller Einsendungen wird im Zuge des MASN-A-Fests am 3. Dezember im WUK präsentiert.

ETHNOCINECA 2009

After the great success of this year’s ETHNOCINECA , also in 2009 we organize this unique anthropological work exhibition in Austria!

CALL FOR FILMS out now:
call for films english

for further details: www.ethnocineca.at
contact:

FELDFORSCHUNG QUO VADIS

MASN Austria is co-organising the workshop panel ‘Feldforschung Quo Vadis?’ at this years Tage der KSA on the 10. and 11. april 2008

for further details Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology University of Vienna

Shah Rukh Khan and Global Bollywood

International Conference
Shah Rukh Khan and Global Bollywood
September 30th – October 2nd 2010

In recent years the circulation of Indian Cinema in a globalized world has become a focus of academic research from a wide range of disciplines and theoretical perspectives. A growing number of publications and conferences have been dedicated to the topic that embraces films and audiences as well as diverse cultural practises and performances. Furthermore, the role of the ICT in these processes has emerged as a new point of interest, in particular in regard to the study of participant audiences and fan cultures. The overarching framework is the relationship of Bollywood with post colonialism, global flows, and transcultural processes that shape cinema contexts today.

Located in the centre of Europe the conference wants to act as a meeting point between European and international scholarship on Shah Rukh Khan and Global Bollywood. In addition, it aims to engage with young scholars on the topic, and to provide a platform to showcase their studies.

Organizers: Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology in cooperation with MASN-Austria
Conference Homepage

PROJEKT AQUA ANTHROPOS: The European Spring Water Conference 2008 & The Spring Water Festival 2009

imageWater as a very scarce resource has a recurrent potential for conflict from a social, economic and cultural point of view. Potable water on the earth’s surface is a precious good which is at risk in many regions of the world because of human and climatic influences, and is becoming therefore a rare resource. Desertification, pollution and the unsustainable management with ground and running water in the industrial agriculture as well as in various industrial complexes, lead at the same time to a higher capitalization of natural drinking water resources. Due to global warming the greatest drinking water resources on the earth’s surface which are saved in the poles and glaciers, will get decimated. In view of this set of problems, the underground drinking water resources become highly important for the future water supply and thus for the future of mankind.

In Europe we are lucky to have an abundance of active underground drinking water resources providing, the Alp regions in particular, fabulous wealth and great cultural heritage. History has shown that cultural events concerning spring water have occurred in Celtic, Greek and Roman times, and were celebrated by the earliest European inhabitants. They are therefore a unifying element of many European countries, myths and religions.

The European Spring Water Conference in Vienna (3rd and 4th of November 2008 in The Castle Schönbrunn), where anthropologists, natural and social scientists, economists and artists will come together will be the starting point. The human beeing, as “Aqua Anthropos” and the current social, political and cultural impact concerning drinking water will be the main topics of the lectures given. The Conference enjoys the patronage of the Austrian Commission for UNESCO. The scientific output of the European Spring Water Conference will be published at the Spring Water Festival 2009 and adapted within the informative workshops and works of art.
Full conference description

For further informations visit the homepage: http://www.AquaAnthropos.com

The alpine richness of spring water demands a cultural awareness and a celebration, which can be described as “The Rebirth Of Spring Water Celebrations” which are deeply seated in European history. The Spring Water Festival 2009 will combine scientific information and artful conceptions of our European cultural heritage (e.g. the mythologies, architecture and worship practices) in broad fields of entertainment consisting of theater, film and musical performances. Furthermore, there will art exhibitions, installations and a photography exhibition that will visually bring in some of Europe’s springs.

In Association with: La Manana (GER), Humanitas (SI), Kultura&Management (CZ), City Council of Vienna, University of Vienna, Vienna Waterworks etc.

Project Management:

Associates: Mag. Niko Reinberg, Mag. Martin A. Luger, Mag. Martha-Cecilia Dietrich, Julia Bartl, Stefan Wolf, Mag. Gregor Jakob, Mag. Katja Seidel, Mascha Gugganig

Lebendige Geschichten - Zuhören und Erzählen am Yppenplatz’

imageEine Reise in fremde Welten durch das Eintauchen in die Phantasie der Worte. Ein Abend voller Träumerein, Geschichten, Märchen und Sagen, die die BesucherInnen für ein paar Stunden in eine andere Zeit, an einen andern Ort entrückte, um sie ermutigt, erstaunt, fröhlicher und nachdenklicher als zuvor wieder zu entlassen.
Die Abenden der Lebendigen Geschichten, die in Kooperation mit der Brunnenpassage veranstaltet in der Weihnachtszeit 2007, sollten Kindern und Erwachsenen die Vielfalt der oralen Traditionen vermitteln. Die Erzählungen reichten über Geschichten aus China, Frankreich und Wien, bis hin zu zweisprachig vorgetragenen Märchen aus dem Balkan Raum. Wir hoffen dass die gelungenen Abende zum fixen Bestandteil des Angebot der Brunnenpassage zählen werden. Durch das Konzept der open stage waren alle aufgerufen eine Geschichte zu erzählen und so interaktiv den Abend mitzugestalten. Insbesondere das Zusammentreffen von Menschen verschiedener räumlicher und sozialer Herkunft im 16. Wiener Gemeindebezirk sollte somit gefördert werden. Denn auch die ‚lebendigen Geschichten’ stammen aus aller Welt und beinhalten trotz ihrer unterschiedlichen Herkunft für jedermann und jederfrau zugängliche Erlebnisse und Einsichten. Die Abende waren ein grosser Erfolg. Die erzählten und geteilten Geschichten wie die gemütliche und freie Athmosphäre schufen einen kreativen Rahmen für alle ErzählerInnen, Musiker und Tänzerinnen, in der die Trennung zwischen AkteurIn und Publikum eine geringe Rolle spielte.

Veranstaltungsort: Brunnenpassage, Yppenplatz, 1160 Wien
Termine: 2. & 9.12.2007 – Beginn um 18 Uhr

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Projektleitung: MASN-Austria;
, , , , Stefan Wolf,

CE - TB Connecting Europe - Transcending Borders

CE-TBWith the inspiration, creativity and help of Anthropology students from several European countries we organized this symposium to get connected by presenting our works, exchanging our hopes, fears, visions, dreams and ideas. Through our anthropological knowledge and practice we acquire attitudes like mutual comprehension, empathy and sensibility.
By combining our efforts and sharing our experiences we can explore common perspectives and create the basis for our own professional future in this world. Further informations under www.masn.net.tc

Geschichtenerzähl` und Zuhörabende

Storytelling and listening evenings

Real listening is getting more and more difficult in a fast moving time where we find ourselves exposed to a torrent of images. With this project we would like to provide further on public space for storytelling as well as listening traditions.

Project supervisor: Michaela Krimmer,

The Law of the Jungle

‘The law of the jungle’, a documentary film has not been televised yet on any television station due to its explosive content. The plot is dealing about gold fever and ethnocide on the indigenous population in French Guyana. The producer and trained ethnologist Thierry Sallantin who lived nine years with the Wayapi people will lead a round-table discussion after the show. Translation to German, English or French on demand. For more information visit: http://www.vivaamazonia.net

Project Management: Astrid Österreicher
Project staff: Thierry Sallantin, , Bernhard Pospischil,

Kooperationsprojekt: A letter to the stars

Zur Vorbereitung der „Botschafter der Erinnerung“ (Projekt London 24.10. – 31.10.2007) veranstaltete der Verein Lernen aus der Zeitgeschichte in Kooperation mit MASN-Austria und Roland Engel (Gedenkdiener 2001) ein zweittägiges Vorbereitungsseminar (29.-30.09.07) in der Schottengasse. Inhaltliche Schwerpunkte: österreichischer Umgang mit der NS-Vergangenheit, Grundbegriffe des Judentums, Schuld versus Verantwortung, Vorbereitung auf die persönliche Begegnung mit Überlebenden, Rassismus und Diskriminierung heute. Abgeschlossen wurde die Veranstaltung mit dem Besuch von Herrn Fritz Rubin Bittmann, welcher 1944 in Wien als Sohn von „U-Booten“ auf die Welt gekommen ist und im Seminar von seiner Lebensgeschichte erzählte.

Projektleitung: Markus Priller
MitarbeiterInnen: , Roland Engel

Friedensinitiativen in Aktion: Entwicklungspolitische Friedensarbeit von Süden nach Norden

Peace initiatives in Action: Developmental political peace work from South to North

Heike Kammer will (perform and) talk about her experience of 20 years in peace work and social activism to a broader public. The program consists of evening events (lectures about peace work, recent political dynamics in Latin-America), puppet theatre including discussions in elementary schools, workshops about human rights and peaceful conflict resolution in grammar schools and a weekend seminar about methods of the ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’.

Project Management: , Georg Schön

Intercultural competence trainings

At some point everyone feels like a stranger or perceives other people as ‘different’. In an age of mobility changing residence is becoming the rule rather than the exception. In a culturally heterogeneous working environment successful teamwork is gaining in importance. Our trainings shall help to better orient in a new or heterogeneous living and working environment and to question own persistent stereotypes and prejudices. On demand we also provide individual Coaching in preparation for stays abroad and international projects.

Project supervisor:
Associates: , Mag. Nina Rebhandl

ETHNOCINECA 2008

ETHNOCINECA is an anthropological work exhibition organized by students of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna in cooperation with MASN-Austria. This years ETHNOCINECA will take place in SOHO in OTTAKRING from 21. to 24. of May.
Originally initialized by the department itself and now having emancipated from in- to outside the university’s premises, the aims of ETHNOCINECA are to present different approaches to sociocultural media interventions.

ETHNOCINECA originates from and focuses on documentary as well as audiovisual anthropological films. It provides a platform for presentation and reflection of film/video, photography and other interactive media interventions with sociocultural or anthropological emphasis. The leading thought of the project is to show films made “by people for people”, showing their diversity as sociocultural, political and economic beings and different ways of organizing themselves as such.

ETHNOCINECA understands itself as an offer for all people working in the field of arts and culture to present their audiovisual works to a broad publicity, to open up new perspectives on areas of action and hence discuss and thematize those in public. Images as a means of displaying the singularities and particularities of intercultural communications are used to widen the scope for reflection and hence provide more than just a symbolic contribution to cultural understanding.

For further details: www.ethnocineca.at

Coordinators: ,
Team: , Jürgen Fennes, , , , Oliver Moiseanu, Anita Pinter, Jessica Schädler, Stefan Spannknebel, Mario Strk