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In Memoriam: Caspar Einem (1948-2021)

We mourn the passing of our friend Caspar Einem. Caspar passed away yesterday at the age of 73. He was Vice-President of the European Forum Alpbach from 2012 to 2020 and played a decisive role in shaping it. As Vice-President, he was also responsible for the content of the legal discussions until 2020, the Alpbach Encounters (“Alpbacher Begegnungen”) since 2018 and the Alpbach Building Culture Talks (“Alpbacher Baukulturgespräche”) until 2017. For several years, he contributed to the innovation labs Re:think Austria, Re:think Wohn.Bau.Politik and most recently Re:think Alliances. As chairman of the board of trustees, he shaped the seminar week from 2015 on and made it a wonderful experience for our scholarship holders. The integration of art and culture into the Forum were always of high importance to him.

Until his passing, Caspar Einem was very closely associated with the entire team of the European Forum Alpbach. He was present at this year’s Forum from the first to the last. During his last days, Caspar began to write the history of the Forum from 2012 until today, a work he was not able to complete.

He will remain in our minds, but above all in our hearts, and will forever be a part of the European Forum Alpbach.

We bid farewell to a passionate Alpbacher.


Andreas Treichl

President of the European Forum Alpbach on behalf of the entire team


Caspar Einem (1948-2021)