Burning issues - in german and english

virutal space via Zoom-conference

 “How marginalized is the topic of the refugee crisis here in Austria and Carinthia?" is the question that will be the focus of the dialogue events accompanying the exhibition, also these "burning issues" discussions from December 16th to 19th December 2020.

At the latest because of the burnt down refugee camp in Moria and the hermetic position of the Austrian Federal Government, this topic is more current than ever. NGOs, humanitarian associations and individuals play an important role in supporting refugees. They often counteract the tendency of the society, to seal off against refugees and set an important signal with their actions. Such forces can also be found in Carinthia. In panel discussions they report about their motivation and their experiences. This is to be placed particularly against the background of the current situation, when a whole state refuses to help people.

On four evenings, Carinthian refugee workers, scientists and Carinthian artists, who deal with refugee issues in their projects, and who are committed to refugees and the topic of flight, will discuss:

  • Jasmin Donlic
    Intercultural education, empirical social research, University of Klagenfurt
  • Carla Küffner
    Disability & Diversity Studies, University of Applied Sciences Carinthia
  • Gianfranco Schiavone
    is on the board of several associations for refugee solidarity. He is the author of numerous publications on immigration law and international protection.
  • Amnesty International – Group Villach
    Active everywhere, where human rights are threatened. The basis is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Association Aspis - Siegi Stupnig
    Psychosocial center for refugees and victims of violence. Psychotherapy, research, counseling.
  • Association „Willkommen Nachbarn!"
    Support and help with visits to the authorities, with finding accommodation, with parent consultations and many other everyday problems.
  • ÖIF, Österreichischer Integrationsfonds - Martin Häusl, Head of IZ Carinthia
    With integration centers in the provincial capitals and mobile counselling centers in communities, the ÖIF supports refugees and immigrants in their integration process in Austria with counselling and information.
  • Caritas and Diakonie
    Refugee care and learning cafés in Carinthia
  • PIVA - Project Group Integration of Foreigners
    Support of migrants and asylum seekers in their social and cultural integration.
  • Plattform Migration
    Association of different institutions dealing with migration in Villach and surroundings
  • Queer Base
    Queer Base offers regular consultation sessions, open to everyone, which address issues relating to asylum and LGBTIQ. 


  • Artists: Ebadur Rahman (filmmaker, curator, theorist)  Michael Kuglitsch (director and actor), Klaudia Ahrer (dancer, life consultant), Peter Clar (writer and activist), Katrin Ackerl Konstantin (actress, director, cultural psychologist)


"Burning issues" will be in German and English.

ALL EVENTS will take place virtually via Zoom conference.
Please register until one day before the event at: office@mappingtheunseen.com

Wedensday, 16th of December 2020
6 p.m. „burning issues“ with  Carla Küffner, Gianfranco Schiavone, Queer Base, Marty Huber und Ebadur Rahman.

Thursday, 17th of December 2020
6 p.m. „burning issues“ with  Klaudia Ahrer, Peter Clar, Michael Kuglitsch, Katrin Ackerl Konstantin and Ebadur Rahman.

Friday, 18th of December:
6 p.m. „burning issues“  with ÖIF Österreichischer Integrationsfond Martin Häusl, Jasmin Donlic - AAU, Verein Aspis

Saturday, 19th of December 2020
6 p.m. „burning issues“ with PIVA-Projektgruppe, Verein „Willkommen Nachbarn!“, Plattform Migration, Amnesty International - Gruppe Villach planed.

Registration is possible. office@mappingtheunseen.com