Karin Harrasser Willingness to communicate

Karin Harrasser took part in the African Future Festival that was held in Nairobi in October 2015. She was part of the panel discussion Technology: Means or Curse of the Future. The panelists explored the question how technology is used and redefined in Kenya within everyday life as well as within creative artistic practices.

In Kenya I was surprised by,
… how incredibly classy people dress.

In Nairobi I was reminded of Linz by,
… almost nothing

A particular beautiful experience during my visit was,
… that due to the willingness to communication of the people one quickly finds one’s way around

My favorite dish in Kenya is,
… coffee.

My motto of life is,
… live with everything that is the case.

Karin Harrasser is a professor of Cultural Studies at the Art University in Linz. After studying history and German Linguistics she did her PhD at the University of Vienna. She then did her habilitation at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Besides her academic activities, she has been part curating various projects, like NGBK Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, TQ Wien. Together with Elisabeth Timm she is publishing the Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaten (Magazine for Cultural Studies).  

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