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Srećko Horvat is one of the most intriguing philosophers of the younger generation. He has published several books (e.g. “What Does Europe Want?” with Slavoj Žižek; “The Radicality of Love”) and he also co-founded the Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25) together with the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and ran for a seat in the European Parliament. As the co-curator of EUROPAMASCHINE, Horvat will kick off this series of events with a multimedia talk on the continent’s future in times of global illiberalism on 18 January.

At the invitation of the Burgtheater, Srećko Horvat will be in Vienna for two months. Together with director Oliver Frljić , he is curating EUROPAMASCHINE (EUROPE MACHINE), a cross-genre series of events that explores the continent’s violent past and unsettling present, but also its potential for positive development. In a variety of formats – discussions, readings, film showings, performances and a conference – numerous guests from the fields of literature, science, art and journalism will join in developing ideas for the future, based on an analysis of the past.



EUROPAMASCHINE (EUROPE MACHINE) Theatre, film, discussion about the ruins and future of EuropE 17.01. - 12.03.2020

Kuratiert von Oliver Frljić und Srećko Horvat

Dramaturgie: Rita Czapka und Sebastian Huber

Projektleitung: Tobias Herzberg 

Programm & Tickets: Click here

Design your very own EUROPE MACHINE: If you book tickets for 2 events, you will receive a 30% discount; if you book tickets for 3 events or more, a 50% discount. The events you can choose from are marked in the calendar with the word Maschinenrabatt (Machine Discount).


Srećko Horvat has written an op-ed column for the Burgtheater magazine, in which he calls for committed transnational collaborations and solidarity to put an end to the ongoing barbarism of the early 21st century.

On 18 January he will give a science-fiction talk in English. “Throw your bodies into the machine!”   – this is his invitation to the audience as he takes us on a whirlwind tour of the possible pasts and futures of Europe.


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Srećko Horvat, born in Croatia in 1983, is a philosopher and political activist. Ten of his works have been published and translated into more than 15 languages, among them “What Does Europe Want?” with Slavoj Žižek (Columbia University Press, 2014). He also regularly writes pieces for the Guardian, the New York Times and Newsweek. Together with the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis he co-founded the Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25). He is co-curating the interdisciplinary series of events entitled EUROPAMASCHINE (EUROPE MACHINE) – Film, Theatre, Discussion about the Ruins and Future of Europe with director Oliver Frljić, which will take place between 17 January and 12 March 2020 at the Kasino at Schwarzenbergplatz.

In Cooperation with: Kunsthalle Wien, Brunnenpassage, Filmmuseum, WIENER WORTSTAETTEN.




Sponsored by: ERSTE Stiftung und RD Foundation (APROPOS GEGENWART, RE: THE PRESENT)


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