“In war, culture is anything but irrelevant. Destroying someone’s cultural identity is just as painful as any physical wound.” Friedrich Schipper often travels without insurance – the destinations are considered too high risk. The places he and his colleagues travel – Syria, Libya, Mali, Lebanon – are not exactly holiday destinations. Schipper works for Blue […]
“Coffee culture is booming. Which also means that these days, we even have to compete with the fancy espresso machines people have at home.” Café Weidinger is off the beaten path, a corner café on the far side of the Gürtel in the former working class district of Ottakring. It’s a place that’s easy to […]
“If we read people’s memoirs of the buildings important Jews lived in, a lot of them do not exist anymore. We are trying to tell the stories of what has been lost.” In 1995, as excavation work began on Judenplatz for the Shoah monument Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal had asked Austria to build, the centuries […]
INHERIT propels more sustainable lifestyles in Europe Confronted with unprecedented climate changes around the world—from sudden heatwaves to unexpected droughts, to violent flash floods and devastating forest fires— we are living in a time of grea...
To Vienna, with Love In Kevin Wignall’s new thriller, Vienna takes the spotlight and steals the show With a name like To Die in Vienna, Kevin Wignall’s new novel might give the impression of being one of those dark, death-obsessed literary discursions set here in the past. But despite the title, this lean thriller actually […]
Danse Macabre Visually spectacular, Luca Guadagnino’s reinterpretation of Suspiria is flawed but atmospheric The threshold to womanhood might not be the most obvious theme for your run-of-themill horror story, but Suspiria, a reimagining of Dario Argento’s giallo (pulp) classic of the same name, is far from the usual. Opening at this year’s Viennale before going […]