CREATING INTERFACES POLYETHNIC MEDIA AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY
A project by Radio FRO in cooperation with the ARS ELCTRONICA FESTIVAL 2002.
This conference focuses on the sources of friction and points of interface within a polyethnic society. The aim is to point out alternatives to the one-dimensional "forced integration discussion" that are also currently being advanced on the EU level. Radio FRO's contribution to the festival is an analysis of the political and scientific aspects and context of migration, integration and the opportunities of a polyethnical media landscape.
INCREASING DIVERSITY: CONDITIONS AND PREREQUISITES FOR A MULTIETHNIC MEDIA LANDSCAPE
Tuesday, 10. September 2002, 12:00 - 14:00 ARS ELCTRONICA CENTER / Sky Media Loft
Debate on the role of polyethnical media in today's societies, their necessary framework conditions and their contribution to integration and understanding.
Opportunities, structures as well as lines of conflict will be elaborated on by a research project on Radio FRO's foreign-language programming. Radio FRO's contribution sheds light on "the others" in the microculture of Linz and in the context of the concept of a polyethnic media landscape.
Gunther Kress (University of London / UK)
Brigitta Busch (Center For Intercultural Studies, Klagenfurt / A)
Otto Tremetzberger (Radio FRO, Linz / A)
Host: Cornelia Kogoj (Initiative Minderheiten, Vienna / A)
CLOSED BORDERS IN AN AGE OF MIGRATION
PERSPECTIVES AND POLITICAL PRACTICES
Tuesday, 10. September 2002, 14:00 - 16:00 ARS ELCTRONICA CENTER / Sky Media Loft
Debate on the current migration policy It is evident that immigration and asylum policies are being made more restrictive all over Europe. Integration measures are increasingly becoming compulsory procedures-consider, for example, "language courses for foreigners." Aside from regional and national political debates and approaches, the international and European dimensions of this issue are increasingly shifting into the foreground.
Karin König (Vienna Integrationsfonds / A)
Herbert Langthaler (Asylkoordination Österreich/ A)
Julian Circo (IOM, International Organization for Migration, Vienna)
Rubia Salgado (MAIZ, A)
Host: Boris Buden (Philosopher and Journalist / CR and A)