We have to resist



16 May 2019, Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz

We have to resist
An evening with and for Martin Pollack

“We have to resist,” says Martin Pollack, one of the most important Austrian writers. He is also translator, journalist and, as a cultural mediator between Central and Eastern Europe, a critical observer and traveler, curating the series Grenzgänger/Grenzdenker for four years, he spoke with many outstanding European authors and intellectuals about the important issues of our time.
At the conclusion of the series, we want to speak with Martin Pollack about his work, dedicated to the suppressed and forgotten. Philipp Hauß speaks with Martin Pollack, Sabine Haupt reads his texts.


The series of talks Grenzgänger/Grenzdenker (Cross-Border Travellers/Cross-Border Thinkers) is collaborative project of Burgtheaters Vienna and ERSTE Foundation. Media partner: Die Presse.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.