Cross-border Travellers / Thinkers: “Poland is Not Yet Lost”


The series of talks entitled Grenzgänger/Grenzdenker (cross-border travellers / thinkers) examines the growing sense of crisis and insecurity in Europe. The series is curated by the internationally renowned Austrian historian, literary translator and author Martin Pollack.

The Polish government of the national conservative party “Law and Justice” (PiS) tries to annul democracy and to establish an “illiberal democracy” as propagated by Hungary’s Viktor Orbán. Just yet a successful model country, suddenly Poland faces profound mistrust. But the destruction of democracy encounters massive resistance.  

We want to talk about the fight for Poland’s democracy and its European path with the famous Polish author Joanna Bator and the essayist Basil Kerski, head of the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk.  

Before the talk, which will be moderated by Martin Pollack, Sabine Haupt and Philipp Hauss will read texts by the authors.

In German with simultaneous translation into Polish.

15 March 2016, 8 pm
Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz
Schwarzenbergplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

Tickets:  EUR 15. A 10% ticket discount is offered to Erste Bank card holders when tickets are purchased at the box office at the Burgtheater or at the evening box office at the Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz on the day of the event.

A cooperation with Burgtheater and Die Presse daily.
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