A 1 hour live show curated by Radio Papesse
live on radiopapesse.org
from Laboratorio Occupato Morion, Venice
on November 3rd, 3.00 - 4.00 PM
The transnational dimension of right-wing extremism is a research program developed in the frame of Performing Architecture, a series of talks and workshops and events organized by the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with the Münchner Kammerspiele at Habibi Kiosk Venice on the occasion of the Biennale of Architecture.
Right-wing extremist milieus meet and network and expand their influence far beyond the national borders, also through the purchase of real estate. Honestly, we had never had the chance to reflect upon transnational right wing extremism, architecture and real estate before... These 3 concepts together in the same sentence did not make any sense to us a month ago. We are at the intersection of architecture, politics, civil activism, illiberal tendencies, radical drifts… what an intricate constellation of issues…
But starting to think about right wing and transnational networks we started also shifting the question around architecture to those intangible digital structures and spaces that keep these far right movements and groups on the same page - in terms of language, communication tactics, cultural and political references...
We work with sound and our concern here is to see how their voices circulate, how these far right movements use the internet to shape their own identity, to self organize, to build a sense of community and to politically engage demographic groups that are usually not politically active. This will be our guiding line for this 1 hour show.
Lorenzo Monfregola, an italian-german journalist who writes about politics, geopolitics, and political violence mainly focusing on German far right movements. We asked him to help us identify the main threads in German far right movements, from the more institutional and recognisable forms to its more recent expressions...
Tina Askanius, an Associate Professor in media and communication studies at the School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University. Her research broadly concerns the relationship between social movements, media technologies and processes of mediation. The overarching question of how to understand the changing relationship between media, civic engagement and political mobilisations in an age of digital and ubiquitous media was at the heart of her doctoral thesis and still shapes her profile and orientation as a researcher today.