DEC. 2005
freibesetzt
zusammenfassung
summary
DEUTSCH ENGLISH

(von KHEX 2005 jahreskatalog/from KHEX 2005 year catalog)

JUL 29, 2005 PROJECT/EASYCITY
easyCity Video
das Leben ist EASY !

NEXT SCREENING: 23-25 SEPTEMBER
matz ab! Kunstplatz, Matzleinsdorferplatz, Wien

EasyCity : der Garant für die sorgenfrei Stadt voller Lebensfreude und Komfort! Eine Stadt, in der man sich sofort zuhause fühlt, weil sie ganu so ist wie jede andere auch. Wir sind überall! MORE

JUL 17. 2005 PROJECT/AGENDA
21 Juli, 20:00 – Total Normal
Kurzfilme, Vortrag und Diskussion
Kunsthalle Exnergasse

Vortrag von Martin Wassermair Diskussion mit Gerald Raunig, der easy city Group Vienna und allen anderen Anwesenden Videos: ersteSchutzzoneausUnendlich + easyCity_Vienna

JUL 10. 2005 PROJECT/AGENDA
fluc im exil 12-16 Juli

[WUK Foyerraum] täglich 18:00-0:00

EINTRITT FREI

12/07 LIVE: Endiche Vis.Sat (LIT) + DJ Simon LeBon

13/07 LIVE: das Fax Mattinger (A) + DJS Fuchs/Rossbacher/Wallner

14/07 LIVE: [dy'na:mo] (A) + DJS Walter Seidl & Stefan Geissler

15/07 Podium(less) Discussion _Schwerpunkt Freiräume und kulturelle Produktion + DJS Female Obsession

16/07 LIVE: Coolhaven (NL)

JUL 03. 2005 PROJECT/AGENDA
freibesetzt program 7-9 Juli

07/07 — KHEX 18:00 bis 0:00: Filmspecial aus NL und A
über Hausbesetzung, Wohnungsnot, Selbstverwaltung, urbane Gegen-/Subkulturen usw.

08/07 — KHEX 19:00: Podiums(lose) Diskussionen
_Schwerpunkt Freiraum / Vrije Ruimte: besetzt, gekauft, verhandelt, gemietet, erkämpft...?

09/07 — WIEN 12:00: easyAction!

JUN 07. 2005 NEWS/PROJECT
freibesetzt : 29 juni - 23 juli

Im Grunde geht es um den Bedarf und die Schaffung von RAUM — als Terrain für die aus den unterschiedlichsten Gründen entstehende Notwendigkeit, sich dem Diktat von "wirtschaftlicher Rentabilität" zu entziehen und abseits fortschreitender gesellschaftlicher Normalisierungsprozesse und Hierarchien zu leben, zu arbeiten, oder soziale und kulturelle Netzwerke aufzubauen. Politischer Widerstand erhebt in einer Demokratie–so sie tatsächlich gelebt werden soll/darf–den Anspruch auf die notwendigen Räume und Strukturen zu dessen Artikulation, und um konstruktive Alternativen andenken und zumindest im Experiment umsetzen zu können... MORE

 

MAY 08. 2005 PROJECT/A PAPER HOUSE
A Paper House

A collaborative project by Jeanne van Heeswijk/Rolf Engelen/Siebe Thissen/Frans Vermeer/Innbetween, A Paper House began as a collage of documents, posters, pictures and photographs relating to old and more contemporary groupings, movements and individuals who squat in Rotterdam. With recent interest in the Paper House by the Taipei Biennial 2004 “Do you believe in reality?”, the idea of A Paper House has been reworked to travel to different international cities physically collecting stories and material from local freespaces in an attempt to stimulate greater public awareness and discussion of these places. A central project in the freibesetzt exhibition, the Paper House installation will visit the Kunsthalle Exnergasse in the WUK with the aim to collect the diverse freespace stories of Vienna. MORE

 

APR 19 . 2005 NEWS/NETHERLANDS
The Silent Procession

NL – From our recent pursuits of freespaces in Holland, the densest populated region on the planet, we’ve gotten the clear feeling that freespaces are really not desired element. Especially not in the urban centers like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag and Utrecht. There are increasingly more reports of municipal governments and owners taking actions to evict... MORE

 

FEB 08. 2005 NEWS/PROJECT
Aufruf zum Mitmachen bei freibesetzt

An introductory open letter to various Austrian “freespaces”to take part in freibesetzt with the information related to the origins and personal motivations of this project. We anticipate the freibesetzt project can contribute to the process to draw greater awareness to the current critical situation and struggle for “freespaces” in Vienna and Austria. To achieve this ambition, freibesetzt can only be successful with the involvement of local spaces and active individuals.

(Deutsch) OPEN LETTER

 

FEB 07. 2005 NEWS/INNBETWEEN
A View on the Alternative Realities of Freespaces
Innbetween Text for the Paper House Zine at Taipei Biennial Oct. 2004

freibesetzt – So you want a few “personal” lines about “freespaces” in Rotterdam? Well, it is not the first time we find ourselves writing about this topic. In addition to our own interest in the theme, a lot of writing, editting and publishing work is necessary in the current battle for the future existence of our group within the walls of a very special building, the Poortgebouw. Often it’s pretty dry explanations as opposed to our more colorful fantasies and imaginations. MORE

 

AUG 01. 2005 PROJECT/IMAGES
freibesetzt documentation
freibesetzt images:


Archive of images from the freibesetzt exhibition, the freespace installation “A Paper House” (Rotterdam-Taipei-Vienna) and the parallel events.
CHECK IT OUT

reports from around the Table


Short texts to the various meetings, discussions and workshops that happened in the context of freibesetzt. FOLLOW ME

freibesetzt press

JUL 14. 2005 NEWS/AUSTRIA
FREIRAUM : Reclaim the Campus!

Vienna– Am Dienstag, 12. Juli 2005, wurde in Wien das Areal am Uni-Campus von der Gruppe Freiraum erneut besetzt (siehe Forderungen). 14. Juni 2005, 13.00 der Baum ist noch immer besetzt und auch das Reclaim the Campus Fest geht weiter.
KOMMT UNBEDINGT VORBEI!
Werkstättenhof im alten AKH (beim Narrenturm)
regelm
ässige updates: im Newticker auf freiraum.at.tt

 

JUL 09. 2005 PROJECT/AGENDA
Samstag, 16 Juli, 17:00: Stadtrundgang zum Thema Häuserkampf in Wien (mit Robert Foltin)
Treffpunkt: Amerlinghaus Stiftgasse 8 1070 Wien

 

JUL 05. 2005 NEWS/NL
Pakhuis Afrika Eviction


Cultural free space Pakhuis Afrika in Amsterdam was suddenly evicted on 17 June. Because of this many autonomous initiatives and the inhabitants ended up on the streets... MORE

 

JUL 04. 2005 PROJECT/IMAGES
freibesetzt images 06.29 House Warming + 07.01 EKH Press Conference

 

JUL 02. 2005 NEWS/AUSTRIA
Stellungnahme von der Schriftstellerin Elfriede Jelinek zur aktuellen Situation des Ernst Kirchweger Hauses

 

JUL 01. 2005 PROJECT/IG KULTUR TEXT
ZUR EKH PRESSEKONFERENZ BEI FREIBESETZT

EKH: Wiens Stadtpolitik an der Schwelle

JUN 28. 2005 PROJECT/EKH INFOPOINT
EKH Infoladen im Xil @ freibesetzt

1 JULI 10:00
EKH PRESS CONFERENCE @ freibesetzt

The Ernst Kirchweger Haus (EKH) in Vienna, Austria, was squatted in 1990 to become an internationalist, anti-fascist, self-run space. The EKH defines itself as a free zone for cultural, political and artistic activities and houses an autonomous living space for 30 people and numerous political as well as cultural initiatives and groups. Since the 20th of October 2004 it has been known that the former owner, the Communist Party of Austria (KPÖ), has sold the building for much less than its worth to speculators from the extreme right-wing. In the last months, the housing management under a Christian Machowetz, has taken official (and often terrorizing) actions to have this internationally important autonomous run center empty by 30th of June 2005. NOW... MORE

 

 

MAY 06. 2005 NEWS/AUSTRIA
Vienna Congress May 11-18, 2005

Vienna We are some people from Vienna, who are really fucked up with the situation here. The right winged government of Austria has established their repressive power for 5 years now. In May 2005, they celebrate the anniversary of 50 years of the so-called state treaty (sovereignty of Austria, retreat of allied “occupation troops”) and 10 years of EU membership. Apart from cutting social systems, introducing racist laws and encouraging a xenophobic mentality which lead to the murder of several people, they tried (and succeeded) to make life much harder for everyone who raises his/her voice against injustice. Political and social institutions are highly endangered, many projects depending on public subsidies faced a total cut of their financial contribution. Migrants newspaper and advisory boards had to close as well as a progressive netculture institute. Women advisory boards and alternative cultural initiatives are struggling. Also those not dependent on subventions are threatened by repression and economic “compulsions”, particularly the only squat (EKH) in Austria has been sold by the communist party to some extreme right-wing speculator... We know that these deteriorations are taking place all over Europe, everywhere we hear about the repression and destruction of progressive movements and infrastructure. Its another time to unite and fight !!!!!!!!

www.wienerkongress.info

The Congress of Vienna 2005. What the fuck it is!

 

APR 04 . 2005 NEWS/AUSTRIA
End to Evictions?

Vienna The “End to Eviction Days” (Räumungs Schluß Tage) summoned attention to the precarious situations of various freespaces in Vienna. The action days were kicked off with an EKH bleibt! demo during which an enormous empty house across the street (Burggasse 2) became the target for an action squat (scheinbesetzung) for 30 minutes... MORE

 

FEB 26. 2005 NEWS/INNBETWEEN
The Struggle for Freespaces in Vienna

freibesetzt - In a city full of empty buildings in a country in it's fifth year under the conservative "schwarz-blau" government, a common crisis point has evolved for a number of different urban freespaces in Vienna. This document collects together various statements and recent press releases to create a window into the present precarious situation for a range of self-organised initiatives. MORE