Conference for Practical Criticism

A collaboration between Forum Stadtpark and steirischer herbst ʼ21


Forum Stadtpark

Production specifics
Concept and organization: Markus Gönitzer, Lidija Krienzer-Radojević, Leo Kühberger

A collaboration between Forum Stadtpark and steirischer herbst ’21

Transformation is booming—at least as a concept. While in the past the term often served as a cold analytical tool for research into historical social change and events, today it represents a forward-looking discourse on fundamental social change for activists and critical scholars. The need for such radical systemic change was recently highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fourth edition of the Conference for Practical Criticism will not just examine the usefulness of the notion of transformation and its corresponding strategies—as we are wont to do—but will also discuss with local actors and activists how they may apply to core areas of any society, notably the economy and economic planning, mobility, and labor.

Jason W. Moore
Brigitte Aulenbacher and Lukas Oberndorfer
Petra Schaper-Rinkel
Jan Philipp Dapprich and Simon Sutterlütti
Winfried Wolf, Aglaée Degros and Joshy Schwarz
Jörg Flecker and Sandra Stern
Emma Dowling, Karin Schuster, and Anna Kumnig
​Ana Jeinić