INTERSECTIONS OF CONVIVIALITY: VOICES OF COMMUNITIES FORUM 1: Marginalized Voices at the Forefront! Speaking up, Speaking out! 14/06/2024

WHEN: Friday, June 14, 2024, 10:00–21:00

WHERE: Sigmund Freud Private University Vienna, Freudplatz 3, E.603, 6th Floor, 1020 Vienna; Research Centre IFIME

Open to all, registration is obligatory:


The forum “Intersections of Conviviality: Voices of Communities” examines conviviality as a potential within diverse communities within the neoliberal European landscape of Austria, the EU, and the global sphere. Within the complex fabric of contemporary society, we recognise places of shared humanity, resilience, and cooperation that deserve scholarly attention.

By including speakers from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, the forum aims to construct a narrative that celebrates the power of conviviality despite socio-economic and institutional barriers.

The forum strives to reflect on various marginalized communities in our society but also query critically the regime of whiteness.  The aim is to engage in discussions on institutional and structural racism, inequalities, and pathways to empowerment for Black and POC communities, Muslim communities, and others whose identities are shaped by factors such as migration, LGBTQI+ representation, etc. The forum will provide a platform for sharing stories and experiences, spotlighting resistance against homogenization, discrimination, and racism, and introduce examples of innovative solutions through community-led initiatives, emphasizing empathy and mutual support in nurturing convivial relationships illuminating the transformative potential of conviviality in addressing complex societal issues.

Conceived by Asma Aiad

Organized by Asma Aiad, Anahita Neghabat, Marina Gržinić, Jovita Pristovšek

As part of Conviviality as Potentiality: From Amnesia to Pandemic towards Convivial Epistemologies (FWF AR 679, 2021–25).

PROGRAM  I Friday, 14. 6. 2024, 10:00-21:00

10:00-10:30 COFFEE & CHECK IN

10:30-11:00 REGISTRATION

Registration at the Research Centre IFIME, Sigmund Freud University Vienna


Welcome by the Research Centre IFIME, Sigmund Freud University Vienna

Introduction “Conviviality as Potentiality I What’s behind the concept?” by Marina Gržinić, Asma Aiad

11:30-12:45 LECTURE 1 + DISCUSSION

45m Lecture + 30 m Discussion

“Mapping convivial sites in Vienna” by Anahita Neghabat

12:45-13:00 PAUSE

Drinks, snacks

13:00-14:15 LECTURE 2 + DISCUSSION

45m Lecture + 30 m Discussion

“Keeping up with Corç, George, Corç/George?” Art. Race. Class and Intersections by Corç George Demir  

14:15-15:30 LUNCH BREAK

15:30-17:00 FILM SCREENING

Edelweiss. A Critical Love Letter to Austria (2023) by Anna Gaberscik   

17:00-17:45 ARTIST TALK + Q&A

With Anna Gaberscik director of the film Edelweiss. A Critical Love Letter to Austria (2023)

17:45-18:00 PAUSE

18:00-19:30 PANEL + DISCUSSION

“Creating Spaces for Conviviality: Exploring the Concept of Community Settings” with Asma Aiad – Salam Oida, Nargol Gharahshir – Javaneh Kollektiv, Saška Dimić Höchschüler*innenschaft Österreichischer Roma und Romnja (HÖR), Mwita Mataro – AUSTROSCHWARZ, Rumeysa Dur Kwieder – Dokustelle Islamfeindlichkeit & antimuslimischer Rassismus, Cinta Cinta Collective

  • Presentation of different initiatives and communities
  • Discussing successful examples of convivial spaces and their impact on community well-being.
  • Panelists can discuss the multifaceted nature of conviviality and how it manifests in different cultural, social, and geographical contexts

19:45-21:00 OPEN MIC + CHILLOUT

Esra & Enes Özmen – EsRAP

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