Cancelled! Lecture and discussion: Judaism and Urbanity
Due to a strike at Berlin airport this event is cancelled!
No other culture has experienced, shaped and often also suffered the idea and the reality of city life like the Jewish culture. Often enough in Jewish history the city was hostile territory, was the “Jewish quarter” on the outskirts, was a ghetto, but there always was also the hope for a Jerusalem therein. That could be called Vilnius or Vienna, Antwerp or New York, and for many it was called (and is called) Jerusalem, and it looked different for each and every person.
The main focus “Judaism and Urbanity” in the latest issue of dérive – Zeitschrift für Stadtforschung presents several European cities as places of negotiating possibilities of living and as spaces whose reading promises insight. The range of topics spans from the culture of remembrance to (post-)colonialism, topophilia, anti-Semitism, and orthodoxy all the way to big city hostility or Jewish Renaissance.
Joachim Schlör, cultural scientist and director of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton
Matti Bunzl, anthropologist and cultural scientist, director of the Wien Museum
Danielle Spera, communications scientist and journalist, director of the Jewish Museum Vienna
Presenter: Elke Rauth, chairperson of dérive – Verein für Stadtforschung (dérive – Association for Urban Research)
Photo (c) Dan Zollmann, Antwerpen