Precariously loving B-day party #2 – 3.11.2015. from 18:00 at W23

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Precarity Office Vienna Second Birthday Party!

Tuesday, 3.11.2015, 18:00
W23 social centre, Wipplingerstrasse 23, 1010 Wien

Two years after our first Precarity Office session in Vienna, we meet again to celebrate our space, our common struggles, our defeats and precarious love. We enter the next Precarity Office Year with cooking, open assembly and mutual advice at 18:00 and pass to the celebrating mood at 20:00. More discussions, events, mutual help concerning problems with and at work, workshops, parties, love, solidarity to come in 2016! Let’s party on that ♥

Shakes and drinks. Politics and precarity. Love and solidarity as always!

Whether you have been a regular visitor of the Precarity Office or not… our place is warm and you are welcome. So drop by and celebrate with us!

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

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Filmpremiere ‘SÍ SE PUEDE. Siete días en PAH Barcelona’ 20.12.2014


[DE] Wir laden herzlich zu einem Filmabend am Samstag, den 20. 12. um 20:00 in der W23 in Wien ein! Gezeigt wird ein neuer Dokumentarfilm über bzw. von der spanischen Wohnrechtsbewegung PAH*, ‘SÍ SE PUEDE. Seven days at PAH Barcelona’.

Der Dokumentarfilm zeigt den Alltag der Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH), der Plattform der von Hypotheken gefährdeten in Barcelona. Der Film folgt verschiedenen Beteiligten und zeigt, wie eine Woche bei PAH ausschaut sowie die unermüdliche Tätigkeit der Plattform. Aus dem Herzen der PAH zeigen die Kameras nicht nur das Drama nach dem Platzen der Immobilienblase in Spanien, sondern auch die gewaltige und oft unsichtbare Arbeit, die hinter dieser sozialen Bewegung steckt. Der Film zeigt aber auch Prozesse der Veränderung und Ermächtigung in der Bewegung.
Mit englischen Untertiteln.
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2nd December::: “If the doors shut behind you, you are a migrant” #2: Precarity has no borders!

[DE] [ESP] translations below

Tue. 2th December

18h-20h Bar and Precarity Office open. Foods, drinks, mutual advice session and organisation

20h Event : “If the doors shut behind you, you are a migrant #2:
Precarity has no borders!“

The implementation of an allegedly universal „Freedom of Movement“ for European citizens within the EU has always been closely tied to restrictive measures of constraining the mobility of people without European citizenship. In accordance to the needs of European labour markets, the European migration regime attempts to regulate migration in order to „sort out“ people that are „needed“ – unprotected labour force for seasonal work, f.e. – and people that are not „needed“ and therefore unwanted. In last years, the restrictive measures to hinder „unwanted“ people from moving to the EU have taken on more and more violent forms. Especially at the EU’s outer frontiers at the Mediterranean, migration policies have reached a level of violence that a number of migration researchers start comparing the situation to a war against migrants [1].

In this second event on Mobility and Migration, we want to inform ourselves about the specific nature the border regime has taken on at the Greek, Italian and Spanish borders – connecting these sights to the policies at Austria’s „internal border“, where the criminalization of migration centres around measures such as the Dublin Regulation or the § 114 against “human smuggling”.

However, resistance against the violent European migration regime has also risen in the last years – especially due to the Refugee movements in many European countries. In the second part of this event, we want to discuss practices of resistance: Activists from WatchTheMed will present the new Alarm Phone Project established to support rescue operations for migrants in distress at sea, and we will discuss forms to get involved into current struggles around mobility.
[UPDATE:] Two activists involved in the ongoing “Schleppereiprozess” [2] against eight people accused of human smuggling will join us and talk about support for people criminalized under § 114!

Come and discuss with us!

Precarity has no borders – Mobility for all!

Precarity Office Vienna
@ Wipplingerstrasse 23, 1010 Vienna (down some stairs – unfortunately the building is not wheelchair accessible, get in touch if you want us to figure out a way anyways)


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Sum-up::: 4th November event

“If the doors shut behind you, you are a migrant” #1: Migration and Mobility in the EU in times of the crisis
4 November 2014

The first part of Precarity Office’s event trilogy on migration to and within the EU focused on the two terms used to describe the movement of people in Europe: mobility and migration.

We were interested in what the differences and similarities between two terms are, how they are used in European regulations and policies, and how we perceive our own displacement in Europe.

Käthe and Silvia introduced the militant research they had carried out and presented at the Expanding the Margins: Migration, Mobilities, Borders conference in Berlin. They focused on three main questions, which they addressed in interviews with migrant/mobile people in Austria (among others members of Prekär Café). In the exchange following their presentation, we also used these questions to structure the discussion in small groups.

#1 what experiences do/did you have with Anmeldebescheinigung (registration certificate required in Austria, as well as most EU countries)?
#2 do you see yourself as migrant or mobile?
#3 in your opinion what are the differences between the two terms?

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4th November::: “If the doors shut behind you, you are a migrant” #1: Migration and Mobility in the EU in times of the crisis

[ES] [GR] [DE] translations below

Tue. 4th November

18h-20h Bar and Precarity Office open. Foods, drinks, mutual advice session and organisation

20h Event : “If the doors shut behind you, you are a migrant”
Migration and Mobility in the EU in times of the crisis

Mobility is promoted, migration is regulated – that sums up the EU position.
Since the begining of the crisis, the flows of intra-european migration have increased and at the same time the Free Movement of Persons within the EU became an object of various regulations. How do we experience this situation? This evening we will try to approach the topic by asking us amongst other things the following three questions: “What are your experiences with the “Anmeldebescheinigung”? “, “Do you see yourself as an migrant or would you describe yourself as “mobile”? , “What are the differences between mobility and migration in your opinion?”.

An evening full of information, experiences – exchange, recorded interviews, documentations and discussion. This evening is opening an event-trilogy, that aims to explore the topic of migration through discussion and self-examination. (Part 2: European Borders, Part 3: Migration and Utopia)

Precarity Office Vienna
@ Wipplingerstrasse 23, 1010 Vienna (down some stairs – unfortunately the building is not wheelchair accessible, get in touch if you want us to figure out a way anyways)

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4th February ::: Poison and Gold: An Infosession on Gold Mining in the European Crisis

flyerprecarity[ES] [GR] [DE] [RO] translations below
[ENG] 4th February ::: Poison and Gold: An Infosession on Gold Mining in the European Crisis
At our February session we are running an informative event about gold mining in Spain, Romania and Greece. In this session we will discuss the parallel development of gold mining projects around Europe and the rather similar strategies that state authorities and gold mining corporations use, to force them onto local communities. The exploitation of the environment for profit is the new ”success story” of the governments of the European countries most affected by the economic crisis. Continue reading
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3rd December ::: Precarity Office!

[ENG] Tuesday 3rd December 2013: Precarity Office and Book Launch

18-23h Bar and Precarity Office are open, with food, chat and organising. In december we’re taking some time to meet and make plans with new people who joined the office and to imagine the next year together. All welcome!

20-22h Presentation of the book ‘Precarity and Freedom’, organised by Prekär Café. This publication focuses on feminist research, cultural critique and self-organisation, questioning the relations between precarity and freedom. In German, translation upon request.

@W23 (Wipplingerstraße 23, 1010 Wien)


[DE] Dienstag, 3. Dezember: Precarity Office und Buchpraesentation

18h-23h Bar und Precarity Office offen, Essen, Plaudern, Organisieren
Im Dezember nehmen wir uns Zeit, mit Leuten die neu zum Office dazugekommen sind zu plaudern und Pläne zu machen, und uns gemeinsam das nächste Jahr vorzustellen. Alle sind herzlich willkommen!

Ab 20h Buchpräsentation: Prekarität und Freiheit?
Prekarität und Freiheit? Feministische Wissenschaft, Kulturkritik und Selbstorganisation
Mit: Dagmar Fink, Birge Krondorfer und Sabine Prokop

Prekarisierung und Freiheit zu verknüpfen ist möglicherweise gewagt. Autor*innen aus dem Kontext des Verbands feministischer Wissenschafterinnen, die selbst oft unter prekären Bedingungen leben, haben versucht, über dieses widersprüchliche und auch komplementäre Verhältnis zu schreiben. Nicht nur marginalisierte Arbeits- und Wissensweisen werden thematisiert, sondern auch selbstorganisierte politische und kulturelle Praxen. Prekäre Freiheiten – das betrifft Fragen von Kollektivierung, Gegenöffentlichkeiten und -kulturen, Ökonomien, Frauenbewegungsgeschichte, Migration, Bildung, Alter, Lebensführung.
In Kooperation mit dem Verband feministischer Wissenschafterinnen. Mehr Infos: &

@W23 (Wipplingerstraße 23, 1010 Wien)


Martes 3 de Diciembre: Oficina Precaria y Presentación de un libro

18-23h El Bar y la Oficina Precaria estarán abiertos, con comida, charla informal y organización. En dicembre, nos damos el tiempo con toda la gente nueva que se une a la oficina para para quedar, conocernos y hacer planes juntas para el año que viene. Tod@s son bienvenid@s!

20-22h Presentación del libro “Precariedad y Libertad”, organizado por Prekär Café. Esta publicación se centra en investigación feminista, crítica cultural y auto-organización, cuestionando las relaciones entre precariedad y libertad.
Con: Dagmar Fink, Birge Krondorfer und Sabine Prokop. Idioma: Alemán. Traducción bajo demanda.


[GR] Τρίτη, 3 Δεκέμβρη::: Γραφείο επισφάλειας και παρουσίαση βιβλίου
18-23h Το bar και το γραφείο επισφάλειας είναι ανοιχτά με σνακ – ποτά, συζήτηση και οργάνωση. Το Δεκέμβριο θα εχουμε το χρόνο για να συναντηθούμε και να κάνουμε σχέδια μαζί με νέους ανθρώπους που εντάχτηκαν στο γραφείο και να φανταστούμε το επόμενο έτος μαζί. Όλοι ειναι ευπρόσδεκτοι!

20-22h Παρουσίαση του βιβλίου «Επισφάλεια και Ελευθερία», που διοργανώθηκε από το Prekär Café. Η δημοσίευση αυτή επικεντρώνεται στη φεμινιστική έρευνα, πολιτιστική κριτική και αυτο-οργάνωση, αμφισβητώντας τις σχέσεις μεταξύ επισφάλειας και ελευθερίας. Στα γερμανικά, η μετάφραση κατόπιν αιτήματος.

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5 November ::: Precarity Office!

[eng] Do you have questions about your labour rights, unions and internships in Austria? Join us at the Precarity Office on 5th Nov!
[de] Hast du Fragen zu deinen Rechten als ArbeitnehmerIn, über Gewerkschaften und Praktika in Österreich? Schau am 5.Nov im Büro für Prekarisierungsangelegenheiten vorbei!
Imaš pitanja o radničkim pravima? Hoćes da bolje razum(ij)eš sindikate u Austriji? Da saznaš više o tvojim pravima kao praktikant? Dođi 5.11. u Precarity Office!
[es] Tienes preguntas alrededor de tus derechos laborales, sobre sindicatos y practicas en Austria? Vente a la Oficina Precaria en Viena el 5 Nov!
[gr] Έχεις ερωτήσεις για τα εργασιακά σου δικαιώματα; Θέλεις να μάθεις περισσότερα για τον συνδικαλισμό στην Αυστρία; Αναρωτίεσαι για τα νομικά πλαίσια και την πρακτική; Precarity Office στις 5 Νοεμβρίου!

[ENG] 5th November ::: Work and rights. An info session for self-defense and collective struggle

At our November session we are running a self-educational workshop around labour rights, contracts and unions, as well as internships. We want to use this session to clue ourselves up about legal matters here in Austria, to know how to better advise and support each other and fight exploitative conditions. Rather than becoming experts, we want to educate ourselves to cover basic questions and learn about our rights. The evening will feature short presentations on the above topics, an open Q+A and an info-quiz, as well as food and drink. All welcome, bring your questions and knowledges!

18:00h doors and bar open, food and chat
20:00h-21.30h Work and Rights session
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1 Oktober ::: Precarity Office!

¡We’d like to invite you to the Precarity Office on 1 October! 
¡Wir möchten euch am 1.Oktober ins Prekaritätsbüro einladen! 
¡Queremos invitaros a la Oficina Precaria el 1.Octubre! 
¡Θα θέλαμε να σας προσκλέσουμε την 1 Οκτώβρη στην επόμενη συνάντηση του Γραφείου Επισφάλειας!

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1st October ::: Precarity Office Vienna

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So war unser Eröffnungsabend: eine Opera Prima [DE] [GR] [ES]

Am Dienstag, dem 3. September schlüpften wir ungewöhnlicherweise in den zentralen und musikalischen ersten Bezirk der Hauptstadt Wien um uns im W23 Kulturzentrum zu versammeln. Es gind darum, bei der Eröffnung des Büros für Prekarisierungsangelegenheiten unsere Note gegen Prekarisierung und Krisenpolitik zu geben. Um es in der Lokalsprache zu sagen: eine Oper in 3 Akten mit kulinarischem Vorspiel und festlicher Coda. Aus den verschiedensten Ländern der Welt (Bulgarien, Griechenland, Kolumbien, Serbien, Spanien, Österreich, Nigerien, Deutschland, Slowenien, Ungarn, Dänemark, Frankreich, Iran, Israel, u.a.) trafen wir zusammen, um das folgende Programm zu interpretieren und improvisieren.

tomate-openingKulinarisches Präludium

Das Büro empfing seine Gäste mit einer offenen Küche, in der jede/r mitmachen konnte bei Zubereitung und Verzehr verschiedener Gerichte (u.A. Palatschinken, tomaca Brot, Röstgemüse, Zaziki). Das war ein guter Weg, sich zu aneinander anzunähern und im Rahmen der entstandenen guten Atmosphäre unsere Diskussionen Rund um Prekarität, Selbstorganisation und Krise im festlichen Rahmen weiterzuführen.



Erster Akt

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