Was Unfreiheit uns über Freiheit lehren kann
Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 15:00 - 16:30 CEST

Auf der Suche nach einem Begriff der Freiheit stoßen wir auf Erfahrungen von Unfreiheit. Zu einem politischen Freiheitsverständnis gehört es, dass nicht jede Empfindung beschränkter Freiheit für andere relevant werden muss. Der Eindruck von Unfreiheit steht aber am Anfang jeder tieferen theoretischen Beschäftigung mit Freiheit.

Der Große Exodus: Über (Un-)Freiheit in Putins Russland
Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 17:00 - 18:30 CEST

Was passiert mit der russischen Gesellschaft? Wie reagieren die Menschen in Russland auf den Krieg gegen die Ukraine? Wird der seit Kriegsbeginn laufende Exodus liberal gesinnter Russen weitergehen?

Reception with music by Andrej Prozorov
Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 18:30 - 20:00 CEST

Andrej Prozorov  (Ukrainian: Андрій Прозоров; own spelling: Andrej Prozorov; born in Odessa) is a Ukrainian saxophonist, composer, and respresentative of jazz and of world music. He gained prominence through his collaboration with Joe Zawinul.

Roundtable: Freiheit in Zeiten von „Big Tech“ und „Big Data“
Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 14:30 - 16:00 CEST

Wo beginnt und endet die menschliche Freiheit in einer digitalen Welt? Was geschieht mit unseren Daten und was bedeutet das für uns? Welche neuen Ungleichheiten und Gefahren entstehen daraus? Um diese und weitere Fragen mit vielen Fallbeispielen wird sich die Diskussion drehen.

Die Freiheit mobil zu sein. Grenzen und Grenzkontrolle im 21. Jahrhundert
Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 16:30 - 18:00 CEST

Der Vortrag beschäftigt sich mit dem Zusammenhang von Grenzen und Mobilität im Zeitalter der Globalisierung. Es wird gezeigt, dass Grenzen nach und nach zu machtvollen Sortiermaschinen umgebaut werden. Mehr denn je produzieren sie Mobilität und Immobilität gleichermaßen und wirken als Schwellen der Ungleichheit.

Reading and Discussion: Freedom of Literature. Literature of Freedom
Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 18:30 - 20:00 CEST

What can literature do in times of war and crisis? How can literature as an artistic form and participant in discourse convey freedom? The event will focus on the role and difficulties of literature in contemporary society and discuss especially the situation in Ukraine and Poland.

Film Screening: “Ukrainian Sheriffs” with film director Roman Bondarchuk
Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 20:00 - 22:00 CEST

In the country with the biggest police force in Europe, Ukraine, there is a lack of policemen in rural communities, therefore villagers of Stara Zburievka village have found a solution. They chose two local men - the smartest and the strongest - to take care of the public order.

Roundtable: China and the Chinese People’s Search for Freedom in the Long 20th Century
Thursday, 23 June, 2022 14:30 - 16:00 CEST

Within this multi-disciplinary discussion, scholars from Europe, Mainland China, and Hongkong will offer their insightful views on the development – as well as the lack of – of freedom in modern Chinese history over the past century. Each speaker will focus on one specific aspect ranging from economics, political ideology, to women and gender.

Against the World: Anti-Globalism and “Freedom” in Interwar Europe
Thursday, 23 June, 2022 16:30 - 18:00 CEST

Focusing specifically on Central Europe, this talk explores the popular political and social movements on both the right and the left that sought to pause, reverse, or regulate globalization after the First World War. The “freedom” of movement was increasingly pit against freedom from dependence on imported foods and energy, freedom from the vacillations of…

Concert: Isama Zing
Thursday, 23 June, 2022 19:00 - 21:00 CEST

Isama Zing is a Bratislava based producer, DJ, member of Mäss micro-collective and SHAPE platform affiliate. After turning to cello, voice and electronics at the early age of 15 he later moved to experimenting with the Warp-esque side of the 10s electronics to eventually arrive at a crossroads of club-deconstructions and experimental pop production. His…

Discussion: Illiberal Economies? On Economic Freedom in Poland and Hungary
Friday, 24 June, 2022 14:30 - 16:00 CEST

Both Hungary and Poland have turned away from liberalism in recent years, at times openly embracing concepts like "illiberal democracy." In this discussion, two former central bankers in their countries will reflect upon the trajectory of economic liberalism in post-communist transformation, the current state of affairs, and the perspectives for the future.

Roundtable: Freedom and Unfreedom of Movement: Perspectives on Migration and Transformation
Friday, 24 June, 2022 16:30 - 18:00 CEST

For the vast majority of the world’s population, the global migration regime appears as a form of unfreedom. We will examine the contested meanings of migration, its multiple forms as well as the complex entanglements of freedom and unfreedom in global migration from historical, anthropological, and activist perspectives.