When: The Exhibition will be open from January 26 - May 15, 2015 (closed the week of March 15th) | Mon - Thu: 9 am - 9 pm | Fri: 9 am - 4 pm | On the weekend by request.
Where: Kibel Gallery in the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation | University of Maryland | College Park, MD 20742
Tickets: FREE | no registration required

Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green explores urban gardening through the lens of specific historic constellations, dynamics of migration, and the politics of space. Curated by cultural theorist and urban researcher Elke Krasny, the exhibition critically unveils a multifaceted history of citizen-led acts leading to collective community ambition, counteracting urban crisis, austerity, and economic pressures. Taking root from below, these self-organized and self-help practices, often in alliance with architects or artists, are dynamic and inspiring agencies of urban change. The fate of the empty lot starts with a seed.
Curated by Elke Krasny. Graphic Design by Alexander Schuh.
Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green was first shown at the Architecture Centre Vienna (Architekturzentrum Wien) and then at the 2012 Venice Biennale for Architecture.

Please note: A lecture with curator Elke Krasny will take place on Wednesday, February 25 at 5 pm.

Call for Applications: The 2015-16 Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows in Central European Studies

Call for Applications: The 2015-16 Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows in Central European Studies

The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowships in Central European Studies enable each year two outstanding scholars to conduct research on important issues related to Central Europe at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. The next Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows will be appointed for a nine (9) month period from either September 2015 to May 2016 or October 2015-June 2016.

Living and Working in Austria

Austria not only promises an exceptional standard of living, it also offers many interesting job opportunities: A strong export industry, numerous international companies and organizations, over 400 market leaders and an innovative research scene all combine to offer attractive career prospects for talented individuals from all around the globe. Not only is the Austrian labor market fully accessible to EU citizens, but Austria also offers attractive migration opportunities for people from non-EU countries through its Red-White-Red card with even further simplified procedures for international students graduating from Austrian higher education

The following video clip offers an overview of all these benefits:http://youtu.be/s6lPTUofoLY


Exhibition | Martin Karplus: Photographs 1953 – 2009

When: Opening on Wedensday, January 14, 2015 | 7:30 pm
The Exhibition will be open from January 15 - February 13, 2015
Mon - Thu: 9:30 am - 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Fri: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum | 3524 International Court NW | Washington, DC, 20008
Admission: Free but RSVP required for opening

On January 14, the Austrian Cultural Forum in Washington, D.C. will host the opening of an outstanding exhibition featuring works by Martin Karplus. Karplus, who is a Professor emeritus at Harvard University and Nobel laureate, spent the past fifty years documenting humanity in thousands of photographs. From Europe to Asia and America, his work is celebrated as an historical documentation of changes, social movements and big milestones in human being.

For more information and to register for the opening please go to http://bit.ly/1BYUjU1

4th Annual Hanukkah Celebration

On December 18, 2014 the Austrian Embassy, in partnership with the Washington Regional Office of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and AJC ACCESS, (AJC's Young Professionals Program), hosted the 4th annual Hanukkah celebration. After welcoming remarks, the Ambassador together with Alan Ronkin (Director of AJC Washington) and Nelson France (Co-Chair of AJC ACCESS) lit the candles of the Menorah while singer Ellie Greenberg entertained the guests with Hanukkah classics. Following the ceremony, a buffet dinner was served in the atrium of the Embassy providing the guests with an opportunity to mix and mingle.