Events | #LNDI2019: Armen Avanessian & Enemies #58: Infrastructure Europe

Berlin | June 6, 2019 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Federal Foreign Office and its partners invite you to the fourth "Long Night of Ideas" on June 6, 2019. This year's Long Night of Ideas will be focusing on Europe under the heading of "Idea and Ideal - Europe". The idea of Europe will be illuminated in many ways. At prominent locations in Berlin's cultural landscape, from the Volksbühne to the Barenboim Said Akademie to the Silent Green Quartier in Wedding, we present the range of foreign cultural and educational policy. You can find the complete program at

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VATMH presents Armen Avanessian & Enemies #58: Infrastructure Europe w/ Metahaven

In Europe, populist voices predict bank crises, national debt crises, economic crises, and refugee crises and are accompanied by the rampant circulation of media images and reductionist symbolism – promising a future based on a national past that probably never existed. What these iconographic reductions and origin fantasies fail to recognize is that Europe is comprised of a complex infrastructure, which penetrates and enables life down to the smallest everyday aspects. Together with the Rotterdam based design collective Metahaven, Thomas Mann Fellow Armen Avanessian aims to answer the following questions: How can Europe’s identity be imagined outside classical symbols such as flags, hymns or monuments? Which kinds of future perspectives for Europe could this vision imply?

Roter Salon in der Volksbühne, Linienstraße 227, 10178 Berlin

Free Admission
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An event of the Lange Nacht der Ideen 2019. Presented by VATMH in cooperation with the Volksbühne Berlin and Arch +

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