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    Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
    Opening

    Opening

    Christin Lahr expounds her thoughts on the capital gains for which the German state has to thank this artistic long-term project MACHT GESCHENKE: DAS KAPITAL. On May 31, 2009 she started transferring 1 euro cent and 108 characters from Karl Marx's "Das Kapital" to the Finance Ministry every day, thus helping to remedy the Federal Republic's debt burden in homeopathic doses.

    Christin Lahr, Claus J. Raidl

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    Discussion
    • Meet the artist: Christin Lahr

      At the Opening, Christin Lahr introduces her project "MACHT GESCHENKE: DAS KAPITAL": she transfers 1 euro cent and 108 characters from Karl Marx's "Capital" to the German Finance Ministry every day. You want to know how she came up with this unique idea? Meet the artist at a personal level after the plenum.

      Christin Lahr, Enid Wolf (Chair)

    • Meet the speaker: Kristalina Georgieva

      Kristalina Georgieva was European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources in the Juncker Commission and recently took over her new post as head of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development at the World Bank. Take the unique opportunity to meet Kristalina Georgieva in person - right after the plenum in a "Meet the speaker".

      Kristalina Georgieva, Rosa Lyon (Chair)

    • Meet the speaker: Pravin Gordhan

      Pravin Gordhan was South African Finance Minister from 2009 to 2014 and again from 2015 to 2017. He is a well-known face in South African politics and widely acknowledged for his many initiatives in the Natal Indian Congress and in the African National Congress. Use the opportunity to meet one of the big-league South African politicians on an eye to eye level - in the "Meet the speaker" right after the plenum.

      Pravin Gordhan, Jeffrey P. Owens (Chair)

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    Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
    Panel

    Banking without bankers?

    Changing consumer behaviour, low interest rates and regulatory requirements fuel a transformation towards a banking sector without bankers. The advancement of new technologies in banking is another trend that needs to be considered, as it allows the break-up of value chains and specialised providers to take over single process steps. What will the financial market look like without traditional banks and bankers?

    Klaus Buchleitner, Ben Davis, Maximilian Tayenthal, Luc Truyens, Michael Schuster (Chair)

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    Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
    Lecture

    Special Lecture: Evgeny Morozov

    Last in Alpbach eleven years ago as a scholarship holder, Morozov returns as one of the world's most knowledgeable critics of silicon-valley-dominated data capitalism. What is the agenda of the data industry and how can Europe regain its technological sovereignty? Being a regular columnist for the Guardian and award-winning book author, Morozov will share his insights on a world where data is the new key resource.

    Evgeny Morozov

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    Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
    Opening

    Opening

    The artistic opening contribution will trace lines of conflict on a musical level. In her composition "Con Anima Raddoppiata" Eva Reiter allows different sounds to enter into a controversial dialogue. The composition commissioned by European Forum Alpbach is brought to premiere at the opening of the Built Environment Symposium.

    Composition Mandate by European Forum Alpbach and Supported by Austrian Federal Chancellery, Section II - Art and Culture

    Eyal Weizman (Keynote), Caspar Einem (Introduction), Annette Bik, Eva Reiter-Schäfer, Hans Jörg Wippel

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    Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
    Debate

    Urban data and public space

    Will robots plan, build and run our cities? What is the role of the citizen, the architect and the mayor vis-a-vis radical new technologies that will change the way we live, build and rule cities? Or is the impact of technology overrated? Will conflict or collaboration with technology shape our urban futures?

    In cooperation with wien 3420 aspern development AG

    Gerhard Schuster, Benjamin De La Pena, Adam Greenfield, Katja Schechtner (Chair)

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    Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
    Debate

    Building densely, looking up: debating urban planning efficiency

    Cities are growing - in all directions! This rapid development demands fast but sustainable solutions. Densification concepts must take existing structures into account to create new spaces. How should continuously growing cities be planned efficiently? Should we build horizontally or vertically? Can garden cities and tower blocks be designed in a contemporary style?

    Elisabeth Merk, Wolf D. Prix, Michael Kerbler (Chair)

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    Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
    Lecture

    Special Lecture: Evgeny Morozov

    Last in Alpbach eleven years ago as a scholarship holder, Morozov returns as one of the world's most knowledgeable critics of the silicon-valley-dominated data capitalism. What is the agenda of the data industry and how can Europe regain its technological sovereignty? A regular columnist for the Guardian and award-winning book author Morozov will share his insights on a world where data is the new key resource.

    Evgeny Morozov

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