Book presentation, 31 May 2011, 6pm
Wiener Festwochen – Lounge im Looshaus
Michaelerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna  

Introduction: Ursula Glaeser, Astrid Kury
Participants: Thomas Busch, Damian James Le Bas
Moderation: Peter Zimmermann

“With the evolution of a new generation of well-educated and successful Roma, we can notice the birth of a new Roma-consciousness and a condition, in which young Roma proudly acknowledge their origin rather than opt for assimilation and relinquish their cultural heritage.” (Timea Junghaus)

The book Romale! Persönliches über Kunst, Aufbruch und Aktivismus | Personal views of breakup, art and activism was published in January 2010 in the frame of the cultural network and festival Romale!10, which took place over a period of six months in Graz in 2010 and brought together Roma associations and activists. The book is a collection of articles, which describe the personal “breakup experiences” of prominent Roma of our times — experiences of a generation that has succeeded in building a bridge between tradition and modernity and in stepping out of social exclusion without denying their identity.

On 31 May 2011, Romale! will be presented in Vienna at the Wiener Festwochen.

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