Due to the dynamics of a global economy, an infinite mobility is generated. Even though site locations are following concepts of flexibilisation, people are still bounded to fixed concepts of identity.
Discovering a lack of mental resources in our culture of nations, the recently published anthology Life Model Diaspora – About Modern Nomads (Lebensmodell Diaspora – Über moderne Nomaden), edited by Isolde Charim and Gertraud Auer Borea, investigates the life model diaspora. Here the term diaspora rather gets used as a synonym of experiences for global living than as a term for displacement and suffering.
On March 29, the Vienna-based Bruno Kreisky Forum für internationalen Dialog will host the upcoming book presentation with a keynote by Saskia Sassen: When Territory itself becomes Nomadic: The Paradox of the National, a film (trilogy) screening of …and Europe will be stunned by Yael Bartana and a discussion with the editor Isolde Charim, Saskia Sassen, Yael Bartana, Galit Eilat, writer, curator and the founding director, and Slawomir Sierakowski, founder and editor of Krytyka Polityczna, (tbc).

MODERN NOMADS, REALITY OR ROMANTICISM?
Book presentation, film screening and talk
Thursday, March 29, 2012 6 p.m.
Bruno Kreisky Forum für internationalen Dialog
Armbrustergasse 15
1190 Vienna
-registration is requested by e-mail to einladung.kreiskyforum[at]kreisky.org -