Cultural Studies

We believe in culture as a driving force for a democratic society, and in its ability to forge links between diverse linguistic and geographical regions. Therefore ERSTE Foundation researches and documents the mutual relationships and different practices in the life and culture of Central and South Eastern Europe, delving into the different political geographies. The understanding for and a knowledge about a differently lived past can facilitate a shared present and future. Our projects in the field of cultural studies chronicle stories and documents that emerge at historical turning points and they open transnational intellectual debates.