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Ceremonial Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2019

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Opening
German and English language

A brass band stands high up on the scaffolding of “Under Construction: Conditio Humana”. At this height, next to the sculptor Lois Anvidalfarei’s powerful creations, the band is in danger. Why doesn’t this system of steel pipes offer any security? But the pipes, played like an instrument, connect the art installation with the composition “Framework – Piece for brass band and scaffolding”. Sound engenders trust: the source of danger becomes a sound body, and all resonate together on a single wavelength.

Briefly before her sudden death, Ágnes Heller wrote the opening speech, which will be delivered by the philosopher Josef Mitterer.

Sculptor, Alto Adige Art
Composer; Composition, Bassoon, Zither, Knoedel, Vienna Art
Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Vienna Key Note
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair

Lois ANVIDALFAREI

Sculptor, Alto Adige

 Lois Anvidalfarei was born on January 26, 1962 in Alto Adige, South Tyrol. From 1976 to 1981 he attended the State Art School in Ortisei in Val Gardena. In 1983 he began studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he received his decisive influence as a draftsman and sculptor through the encounter with the work and person of Prof. Joannis Avramidis. After completing his studies, Lois Anvidalfarei returned to his home in 1989. In Alto Adige, he manages the farm he inherited and works as a freelance sculptor.

Christof DIENZ

Composer; Composition, Bassoon, Zither, Knoedel, Vienna

 Christof Dienz lives in Vienna as a freelance composer, bassoon player and zither player. He has performed with Marc Ribot, Zeena Parkins, Terry Bozzio, Andreas Schaerer, Thomas Larcher and many more. His music was played by venerable ensembles including Klangforum Wien, Phace Vienna, RSO Wien, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck as well as numerous festivals such as Wien Modern, Klangspuren Schwaz, Transart Bolzano, Arena Festival Riga, Moers Festival, Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Jazzfest Vienna, Popkomm Berlin, Midem Cannes and many more.

Dr. Josef MITTERER

Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Vienna

 Philosoph am Institut für Philosophie der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. Er studierte Psychologie und Soziologie in Innsbruck und Linz und Philosophie an der Universitäz Graz. Studienaufenthalte an der London School of Economics, in Heidelberg und bei Paul Feyerabend in Berkeley. Schriften: "Das Jenseits der Philosophie" (1992, Neuausgabe 2011); "Die Flucht aus der Beliebigkeit" (2001, Neuausgabe 2011). Zu Josef Mitterer u.a.: Alexander Riegler & Stefan Weber (Hrsg.): "Die Dritte Philosophie. Kritische Beiträge zu Josef Mitterers Non-Dualismus" (2010); "The Non-dualizing Philosophy of Josef Mitterer". Constructivist Foundations 3/1 (2008); "Non-dualism: A Conceptual Revision?" Constructivist Foundations 8/2 (2013).

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1973-1979 Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

Seminar Week

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14.08.2019

15:00 - 17:30Treasure HuntSocial
18:00 - 19:30WelcomePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Bread and WineSocial

15.08.2019

09:30 - 13:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:00 - 21:00Special Lecture: Global MuckrakingPlenary

15.08.-20.08.2019

Seminar 16: Participatory Leadership – a Practice of Leading by Dialogue and Co-CreationSeminar
Seminar 17: LEADfit – the Art of LeadershipSeminar
Seminar 18: Human-Centered Design: New Design Approaches for Open and Sustainable SocietiesSeminar
Seminar 19: Life is (Not) a Game – Critical Game DesignSeminar
Seminar 20: How Mindfulness Increases ResilienceSeminar
Seminar 21: Warrior of the Heart – DojoSeminar
Seminar 22: Who are You? Spoken Word Poetry: How to Express Yourself in Front of PeopleSeminar
Seminar 23: “It does matter where” – Sensing and Questioning SpaceSeminar
Seminar 24: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 25: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 26: Dramatic Thinking: Using Art to Communicate Your Ideas More PowerfullySeminar
Seminar 27: Sing – Listen – Create – LeadSeminar
Seminar 28: Music – a Social Utopia?!Seminar
Seminar 29: All the World’s a StageSeminar

16.08.-21.08.2019

Seminar 01: Innovation in Plant Breeding – Opportunity or Threat for Our Food Security?Seminar
Seminar 02: Europe and the Challenge of DisintegrationSeminar
Seminar 03: Liberty and Security in Africa: Evidence and Voices from the Continent and BeyondSeminar
Seminar 04: Promises and Challenges of UrbanisationSeminar
Seminar 05: Liberty and Security in the Context of Women’s RightsSeminar
Seminar 06: The Global Economic BattlegroundSeminar
Seminar 07: Visual Culture: Images of Power and Power of ImageSeminar
Seminar 08: Politics and Religion: Spaces and Boundaries of FreedomSeminar
Seminar 09: Quantum Technologies – a New Era of InnovationSeminar
Seminar 10: The EU and its Neighbours – EU Foreign Policy Between Ambition and PragmatismSeminar
Seminar 11: Water Security for People and Nature – Present to 2050 (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 12: Noncommunicable Diseases – How to Control and Prevent Them (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 13: How Can the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society Work? (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 14: Intellectual Self-Defence (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 15: Digital Democracy Lab (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar

16.08.2019

15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

17.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

18.08.2019

10:30 - 12:00Ceremonial Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2019Plenary
12:00 - 14:00Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 17:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

19.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

20.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar
20:15 - 21:45International EveningPlenary

21.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar