Histories and Herstories Experienced by Bus
Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture
When did political demands first take to the streets of Linz? What did these people want? How did their protesters manifest themselves? Three bus tours—›From one struggle to another‹, ›Struggle, needlework, and roses‹ and ›Papers, work, place(s) of residence‹—set off in search of the traces of social activism past and present in Linz.
The Activistas! interlinked various places and stories, and, since some of the researchers involved were also local residents, the ACTIVISTAS were able to create new ways of identifying with the city and develop new knowledge about the city, which would otherwise not have been available to many people in Linz. The establishment of an alternative history as well as the revelation and dissemination of unknown and ›invisible‹ accounts and locations of social and historical protest in Linz are seen as important achievements that made this project a success. These experimental tours were the outgrowth of collaborative efforts undertaken with the following Linz organizations: Gewerkschaftsjugend Oberösterreich (labor union youth group), Pedagogical Academy of the Diocese of Linz, Linz Art University and Radio FRO.
Contributors: bini adamczak, Vida Bakondy, dypol deductions, Eva Egermann, Leopoldine Feichtinger, Vlatka Frketic, FROzine Redaktion, Claudia K. Gangl, Elke Gaugele, Julia Gerstbauer, Margit Grad, Karin Hackl, Iris Harratzmüller, Christiane Heindl, Stephanie Helmberger, Dagmar Höss, Marty Huber, iftaf, Alexander Jöchl, Anita Jovic, Elisabeth Keppelmüller, Sabrina Kern, Eva König, Rosi Kröll, Susanne Larson, maiz, MASI knitwear made in Linz, Gerda Martinez-Lopez, Verena Mayrhofer, Mieze Medusa, Gabriele Müller, Claudia Nickl, Christine Pavlic, Bernhard Pospisil, Rosel Postuvanschitz, Recherchegruppe für Schwarze österreichische Geschichte und Gegenwart, Christine Reitner, Oliver Ressler, Ajdin Rexhepi, Andreea Sasaran, Verena Schiefermüller, Katharina Schinagl, Stefanie Seibold, Sexy Shock and the International Committee of the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe, Helene Siebermair, Katharina Struber, Zelimir Zilnik.
Graphic design: Toledo i Dertschei
Acknowledgements: Wolfgang Almert, Ljubomir Bratic, Verena Brückner, Simone Boria, Luzenir Caixeta, Petja Dimitrova, Christine Dollhofer, Herbert Edlinger, Harun Farocki, Leopoldine Feichtinger, Adolf Freyenschlag, Sabine Gebetsroither, Martina Gugglberger, Hanna Hacker, Gabriella Hauch, Momen Hossein, Eva Jantschitsch, Erika Jungreithmayr, Belinda Kazeem, Elisabeth Kendler, Helmut Krischanitz, Thomas Kuscher, Edin Lakota, Franz Lamplmair, Gottfried Lichtenberger, Oliver Marchart, Kurt Mayrhofer, Sedjro Mensah, Bernhard Nemec, Alfred Noll, Wolfgang Oblasser, Heinrich Pilch, Maja Pjagulovic, Zeljko Pjagulovic, Susanne Puchberger, Ernst Reitermaier, Dietlind Rott, Rubia Salgado, David Salomonowitz, Johanna Schaffer, Johannes Schasching, Bernhard Schinko, Olivia Schütz, Dietmar Schwärzler, Paul Skrepek, Monika Sommer, Gabi Stöger, Wolfgang Stöttinger, Wolfgang Vincenz Wizlsperger, Rainer Zendron.
Project leader: Renate Höllwart
Project team: Charlotte Martinz-Turek, Elke Smodics, Nora Sternfeld
Supported by sabtours