Culture & Politics

We Will Stay and Fight

Interview

On Tuesday, 13 June, Hungary’s National Assembly passed a law that requires NGOs which receive foreign funds above the annual threshold of 24000 EUR to register and label themselves as “foreign-funded organisations” on their websites and in their publications.

By Anna Frenyó

The battle for modernity

Today’s central line of conflict runs between open societies and various forms of Identitarian radicalism. The challenge we face is to reconcile rapid changes in a globalized modern age with our need to belong and our need for security.

By Ralf Fücks

Publications

Youth Political Activism in Afghanistan

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Although the country is unlikely to face any revolution in the immediate future, with 68% of its total population under the age of 25, Afghanistan is currently witnessing a serious growth in its youth population, and it has resulted in socio-cultural and political consequences that have been previously unheard of in Afghan political culture and conventions.

Conceptual Thoughts on Establishing a Fund for Aesthetics and Sustainability

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We live in an era of comprehensive social transition, in an era of the “not anymore and not yet.” This diagnosis of not anymore/not yet is the point of departure for bringing aesthetics into the debate on sustainability. It is based on the claim that artistic strategies are the best approach in radically open contents and for dealing with gaps.

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Dossier: The Berlin Anthology

Poems, short prose and essays on the fate of refugees and asylum-seekers - as published in our "Berlin Anthology - From where I shan't return".

Common Spaces ABC

Art and its public spaces in Amman, Berlin, Casablanca: How did the reception of public spaces change since the Arabic Spring? Which artistic strategies can realize new forms of participication?

Simulating the Lebanese Parliament

In order to sensitize young people between 16 and 18 for the uniqueness of Lebanon's political system, a project similar to the Model United Nations (MUN) organized a two-day simulation of the Lebanese parliament.

The 12th Hungarian Contemporary Drama Festival

How do you organise a drama festival with international guests on a 6,000 € state subsidy? Well, you need a lot of enthusiastic volunteers, as well as visitors, who are completely committed to the cause.

By Anna Frenyó

At Home in Homelessness

“We were born to the world to be at home in it somewhere,” wrote the Hungarian author Áron Tamási. Yet not only the feeling of being at home, but also that of homelessness may be a common denominator among people who live in the same space – in the same cyberspace.

By Anna Frenyó

Theatre financing and the independent theatre scene

According to its mission statement, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts in Budapest is a receptive venue unique to Hungary, where various genres are presented in an individual and authentic manner. An Interview with Managing Director György Szabó.

By Anna Frenyó

Culture & Politics

We promote the arts and culture as expressions of social self-awareness, and we investigate the relationship between art and forms of social activism in the national and international arena. Specifically, we support art shows and theatre projects, plan and organise film festivals, and hold conferences and open forums on issues to do with cultural policy.

In addition, our Heinrich Böll House in the German village of Langenbroich offers grants to foreign artists  faced with persecution and oppression in their home countries .

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Europe Tour 2017
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