Speak Dating

Mon, May 13 2013 – Sun, June 23 2013 /// 
In the streets of Linz ///

Linz is diver­se. Far more than 100 lan­guages are spo­ken here. The inter­cul­tu­ral pro­ject SPEAK DATING, initia­ted by migra­re and qujOchÖ, wants to make this mul­ti­lin­gua­lism visi­ble. The­re­fo­re a spe­cial form of a litera­ry trea­su­re quest will hap­pen in the streets of Linz bet­ween May 13 and June 23.

On tho­se days the value of mul­ti­lin­gua­lism in Linz can be dis­co­ve­r­ed with the help of a litera­ry trea­su­re quest. The Upper Aus­tri­an aut­hor and script-wri­ter Tho­mas Baum (Tat­ort, Die Rosen­heim-Cops, Der Win­zer­kö­nig) ser­ves for the necessa­ry ten­si­on. A sto­ry writ­ten by him is com­po­sed of dif­fe­rent lan­guages: Tur­kish, Bos­nian-Croa­ti­an-Ser­bi­an, Alba­ni­an, Roma­ni­an, Rus­si­an, Dari and Ibo. Only with the help of so cal­led SPEAD DATES it can be decoded. The­se SPEAK DATES take place at dif­fe­rent pla­ces of mul­ti­lin­gua­lism in Linz like club cen­ters of migrant initia­ti­ves or rea­ding rooms of edu­ca­tio­nal insti­tu­ti­ons. After trans­la­ti­on the sto­ry can be con­ti­nued as desi­red by the par­ti­ci­pants. How the sto­ry ends is deci­ded by yours­elf.

The fol­lo­wing asso­cia­ti­ons open their doors bet­ween May 13 and June 23 for SPEAK DATES:

• migra­re – Zen­trum für Migran­tIn­nen
• Arco­ba­le­no – Ver­ein der Begeg­nung
• Ver­ein DIDF
ZZI – Zen­trum der zeit­ge­mä­ßen Initia­ti­ven
• Ver­ein der Bos­nia­ken “NUR
• Ver­ein Niko­la Tes­la
• Ver­ein der Bür­ger von Bos­ni­en & Her­ze­go­wi­na
• Black Com­mu­ni­ty
• SOS-Men­schen­rech­te Öster­reich
• Ver­ein ADA – Alter­na­ti­ve Soli­da­ri­tät
• ibuk – Ver­ein für inter­kul­tu­rel­le Begeg­nung und Kul­tur­ver­mitt­lung
BFI Kom­pe­tenz­werk­statt
• Volks­hil­fe Flücht­lings- und Migran­tIn­nen­be­treu­ung
• Cari­tas Flücht­lings­hil­fe
WIFI Spra­chen­zen­trum
ÖGB Linz
ATIB Linz
• Wis­sens­turm Linz

SPEAK DATING is initia­ted by migra­re – Zen­trum für Migran­tIn­nen and the Linz based art collec­tive qujOchÖ. It is sup­por­ted by the pro­vin­ce of Upper Aus­tria, the Migra­ti­on and Inte­gra­ti­on Comit­tee of the City of Linz and the City of Linz its­elf.

Par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on docu­ments at
www.migrare.at/cms1/index.php/projektangebote/integrationsfoerdernde-projekte#speak, by E-Mail to lisa.filzmoser@migration.at or by pho­ne at 0732–667363-37.

(Pho­tos: qujOchÖ)