Speak Dating: Closing event

Tue, Octo­ber 8 2013, 18:00 /// 
Stif­ter­Haus, Adal­bert-Stif­ter-Platz 1, Linz ///

Ope­ning words: Vice mayor Klaus Luger (Coun­cil­lor of Soci­al Affairs, Fami­ly and Inte­gra­ti­on of the City of Linz) and Bel­mir Zec (Inte­gra­ti­on office of the City of Linz)
Lec­tu­re: Judith Pur­kar­t­ho­fer 
(Insti­tu­te for Lin­gu­is­tic Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vien­na)
Rea­ding: Tho­mas Baum feat. Speak-Date aut­hors
Musi­c/DJ-ing: G.S.H.
(ganz schön häss­lich) = Huckey (Texta), MC Average and DJ Url (both: Die Au and Tues­day Clas­sics)

Linz is diver­se. Far more than 100 lan­guages are spo­ken here. The inter­cul­tu­ral pro­ject SPEAK DATING, initia­ted by migra­re and qujOchÖ, makes this mul­ti­lin­gua­lism visi­ble. Nume­rous citi­zens of Linz star­ted a jour­ney to unter­stand a mul­ti­lin­gu­al text with the help of litera­ry ren­dez­vous. A sto­ry by Tho­mas Baum with an open end invi­ted peop­le to con­quer the hearts of a jury with an own ver­si­on.

Now the pro­ject finds it end. The texts are trans­la­ted and nume­rous ends have been writ­ten. The­re­fo­re we would like to open the speak trea­su­re chest tog­e­ther and invi­te ever­yo­ne to the clo­sing event of SPEAK DATING.

Besi­de a key­note speech on “mul­ti­lin­gua­lism and expe­ri­ence of lan­guage” by Judith Pur­kar­t­ho­fer from the Insti­tu­te for Lin­gu­is­tic Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vien­na Tho­mas Baum awaits you tog­e­ther with the aut­hors of SPEAK DATING who will pre­sent their ver­si­ons of ends of the text in their first lan­guage. Fur­ther­mo­re a spe­ci­al­ly pro­du­ced song of mul­ti­lin­gua­lism will be pre­sen­ted by hip hop artists out of the Texta- and Tues­day-Clas­sics-cos­mos.

Plea­se regis­ter at lisa.filzmoser@migration.at.

With sup­port by Land Ober­ös­ter­reich Kul­tur, Migra­ti­ons­bei­rat der Stadt Linz, Öster­rei­chi­sche Gesell­schaft für poli­ti­sche Bil­dung, WIFI, BFI, ALEX – Eine Buch­hand­lung and Impe­ri­al Rei­sen.

(Pho­tos: qujOchÖ)

Dak­kasch (song of mulit­lin­gua­lism) by G.S.H. [A] [audio:http://archive.org/download/SpeakDating131008/Speak_Dating_Dakkasch.mp3]