Collective Learning Workshop with, Fluchthilfe & Du? and guests (tba)

Countering Criminalisation of Migration – Solidarity Practices and Resistance at borders and courts

Accompanying programme JUSTITIA! IL*LEGAL MONSTERS

brut nordwest – rehearsal space
Workshop Duration: 4 hours (incl. break) in German and English
{Collective exchange} {Solidarity practices} {Process observation}

In the run-up to the performance JUSTITIA! IL*LEGAL MONSTERS, which deals with borders, flight, asylum and courts, several workshops will take place. In the first workshop with the organization and Fluchthilfe & Du, a collective exchange about solidary practices with and among refugee communities will take place.

, © Christine Miess

Workshop Countering Criminalisation of Migration – Solidarity Practices and Resistance at borders and courts

“There is no LEGAL way to reach Europe. If you have no visa, you have to risk your life to go to Europe. The authorities are making it every time more difficult and more dangerous to cross the border. That’s why it is impossible to enter Europe without the help of people whom you call ‘smugglers’. Even the ways with the smugglers are risky. But it is necessary that someone helps you.” (Refugee Protest Camp Vienna, 2014)
It's been 10 years since the surveillance, accusations and imprisonments around the so-called Fluchthilfeprozess in Wiener Neustadt against eight refugees – most of them being activists in the Refugee Protest Camp Vienna. Throughout Austria and mostly outside of public perception, proceedings against persons charged with “Schlepperei” (human smuggling) under §114 FPG take place almost daily.
Across Europe, the number of people supporting migrant mobility and being monitored, criminalized, and convicted as so-called smugglers is also steadily increasing, as entry and transit options have become largely illegalized and increasingly difficult without support structures.
The workshop aims to create collective exchange on solidary practices with and among migrant and refugee communities in their struggles for freedom of movement. is an Austria-based association for trial observation. was founded in 2014 in solidarity with the defendants of the refugee aid trial and since then has been reporting critically on court proceedings in Austria. The collective works on the following topics, among others: Criminalization of migration and protests, racism and right-wing extremism in court, police violence.

Fluchthilfe & Du? is an activist plattform working on unmaking the official human smuggling narrative. Both were founded in solidarity with and support of criminalised refugee activists of the Refugee Protest Camp Vienna in 2013.

INFO: The Performance JUSTITIA! IL*LEGAL MONSTERS takes place on 7 / 8 / 10 / 11 & 12 October 



Dates & Tickets

Overview accompanying programme for the performance JUSTITIA! IL*LEGAL MONSTERS 

Fri, 6th October, 2:00–6:00 pm
Countering Criminalisation of Migration – Solidarity Practices and resistance at borders and courts
Collective Learning Workshop with, Fluchthilfe & Du? and guests (tba)

Sat, 7th October, 2:00–6:00 pm
Found in Interpretation
Workshop hosted by Queerbase

Performing flight stories
Workshop hosted by Mariama Nzinga Diallo, Hamdi Abdullahi Hassan and Vivian Crespo Zurita 

 DJ sets with DJ Noushin & JOIE DE F:LLE after the premiere of JUSTITIA! IL*LEGAL MONSTERS

 Sun, 8th October, 5:00–7:00 pm
Roundtable about borderpolitics, migrationpolicies and no border activism
with Petar Rosandić aka Kid Pex (SOS BALKANROUTE), Katarzyna Winiecka (Fluchthilfe & Du?), Mariama Nzinga Diallo (Aktivistin), Marty Huber (Queerbase), Laura Chalabi (Sea-Eye group Vienna), moderated by Djamila Grandits   

Tue, 10th October
Artist talk moderated by Katarzyna Winiecka follwing the performance of JUSTITIA! IL*LEGAL MONSTERS

Thu, 12th October 
DJ by Meshes to Meshes set following the performance

October 2023

Fri. 06.10.2023, 14:00 - 18:00
Pay as you can on site / Registration starting September 20

brut nordwest – rehearsal space
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna

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