Modernity, Civility, and Morality
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June 15, 2017
The Power of Perspective
June 13, 2017
Lessons from Vienna
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Bringing back insights from the trip to the Davidson community:
The last two days. What a wonderful experience this was!
Facebook informs me that I was last here exactly three years ago! Enjoying my final morning in the faculty apartment across the street from this same Prater ferris wheel. Full circle indeed.
View from the top of the Donauturm, a nice stroll in the Donaupark, visiting the Belvedere Palace, and enjoying our farewell dinner complete with hausgemachte Weis Wein at Das Schreiberhaus 🙂 Herzlichen Dank for everything, professors! ... See more
Photos from our final day: Our meeting at the OSCE with two American foreign service officers, breakout group discussion at Cafe Central, and our final dinner at a vineyard. Thank you to the professors who made this trip so incredible! ... See more
Turtle on a Leash, Hertzl's bike, UN, NSK- apology of Modernity, more strolls along the Donau and I love you Greg. Fun memories these past few days.
Today the group visited the UN and was briefed by one of 11 Austrian members of the UNHCR. Later, we visited the NSK (Neue Slowenische Kuns- New Slovenian Art) museum.
Caroline peering down at one of the UN conference rooms.
Tour of the UN in Vienna and a briefing with UNHCR.
Mr. Malloy making a strong case for Photo of the Week.
Monday, May 29th 2017
Photos from Wednesday! Karlskirche and the Wien Museum!
Some photos from Monday - a meeting with Eric, Managing Editor at Der Standard, Refugees Welcome, a turtle on a leash, and a traditional Viennese Heurige
Photos from 5/28/17, both scheduled and free time activities. Lunch on the Danube, traditional wiener schnitzel, guided tour of the Judenplatz Museum, the Belvedere, painting of the original Naaschtmarket (which we have visited). ... See more
Soviet+Russian presence in Vienna
Some photos from Friday
Some select shots from your dutiful Sunday photographer's iPhone 6.
Some pics from the Refugees Welcome get-together
Free afternoon on Saturday spent exploring Schonbrunn, the Habsburg summer palace.
A couple more highlights from the Kunsthalle Wien's "How to live together" exhibition:
Also at the MuseumsQuartier: Veganmania Festival. Vegetarians and vegans: you need no longer fear to travel to the lands of schnitzel, sausage and milk chocolate, for your time has come!
Wolfgang Tilmans 2016 Anti-Brexit Campaign Posters at Kunsthalle Wien Exhibition "How to live together"
Big thanks to Dr. Natalie Deckard and Dr. Alison Heslin for a great seminar on constructing migrant, refugee, and criminalized identities.
Despite President Trump’s efforts to curtail resettlement, the State Department’s move could result in a near doubling of refugees entering the country.
360 video from Drs. Natalie Deckard and Alison Heslin's lecture about the migration narrative and how outgroups are created. Quality isn't great.
Had a chance to speak with some of the men from Badluck Aleppo!
Assorted photos from the morning of the 27th
I hope you all did some chilling here ....
Meeting with the Austrian Film Museum and "Bad Luck Aleppo" play today!
Donau park. I've never seen such diverse of a park in terms of demographic and it's beautiful at sun set. The guys featured are from Afghanistan. Definitely worth the stroll.
Learning about the International Organization for Migration and visiting the Kunsthalle How to Live together exhibit!
Fascinating work of art. "To the Son of Man Who Ate The Scroll," by artist Goshka Macuga shown at the Kunsthalle Art Exhibit "How to Live Together." From the official program: To the Son of Man Who Ate The Scroll, Goshka Macuga’s android addresses the viewers with a direct appeal for humanity. Speaking as though a prophet from the future, the android derives its words from Paul Auster’s novels, Martin Luther King’s speeches, and quotes Hannah Arendt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Judith Butler, and Charlie Chaplin in its call for humanity as the foundation of coexistence. At the same time, it admonishes against humans’ potential for destruction in the manner of an antique aphorism according to which man’s true enemy is man. Goshka Macuga’s humanoid machine evokes the beginning and the end of humanity and appeals to the viewers’ capacity for empathy with its expressions and gestures. To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll sets the scope for the exhibition: it links social analysis with art, connects past utopias to the present and the future, and talks about the fragility of the individual within the societal norms and constraints to which it is subjected, but for which it is also responsible. How To Live Together deals with the individual and societal conditions as well as potentials for coexistence. The focus of the exhibition is not only on political and economic dynamics, but also on changing social relationships. Inspired by personal experiences, the works by more than thirty international artists of different generations allude to transforming relations between the private and the public sphere, stagnation and acceleration, reality and utopian ideals. The diversity of the living environments and convictions presented show how society is more than the sum of its individuals. ... See more
Dr. Heslin and I will be lecturing off of this article on Saturday, attached here for your reference.
Article in major German news magazine about lack of teachers with diverse backgrounds in Vienna. Title: "Diversity not Wanted"
Kinder mit Migrationshintergrund gehören längst zum Alltag an den Schulen. Doch zu Lehrern werden sie später fast nie. Entfremden sich Pädagogen von ihren Schülern?
2000 years of urban development in 60 minutes!