Democracy and participation, Migration



Who is behind this?

Alexander Martos

Science Communications Research e.V.


Who is joining forces?

Science Communications Research




Further collaborators from the field of film, exhibition architecture and political sciences will be approached.

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Neo-Nationalism is endangering Europe. The claim for retro-sovereignity will not prohibit an upcoming post-Westphalian 21st century. Political imagination should take the lead over Realpolitik. Acknowledging the continuities of colonialism we create a utopian model that lends a post-national European Citizenship to “worldless” refugees as pioniers. In a series of filmed expert conversations the idea will undergo public proof and finally be travelling through Europe in an artistic installation.

Where will your idea take place?

Based in Vienna, Austria. Website: Kick-off: "Wiener Festwochen" 2019

Why does Europe need your idea?

The idea deals with the failing endeavours of the European Union to implement a Common European Asylum policy. Furthermore it has severe impact on questions of European democracy, constitution and identity. It brings together high-level European stakeholders, civil society, arts and refugees.

What is your impact?

By a thought-provoking idea, elaborated and spread in expert conversations and public presentations, we want to broaden the way European future is discussed within civil society, politics, research and art. This contributes to a breeding of new ideas for European and democratic futures.

How do you get there?

The project design unfolds in three phases: (1) RESEARCH lays the foundations for the expert conversations (2) PUBLIC PROOF brings together experts from politics, civil society, research and art. It will refine the idea and develop strategies for implementation (3) AN ARTISTIC INSTALLATION shown in festivals and exhibitions spaces spreads the idea into a broader public. By a unique and speculative method we will trigger (and thereby spread) new ideas for democracy in the 21st century.

What is your story?

We strongly believe in Europe as a solution against spreading “sovereignty effects” in the 21st century. As second generation refugee and curator working with highly qualified Asylum Seekers the intersections of migration, democracy and globalization are of great personal and intellectual concern.

Who are you doing it for?

In a first phase we address and involve actors from politics (decisions makers, think tanks), civil society, science and arts. In a second step an artistic outcome is presented to a broad European audience.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

General feedback and exchange of ideas and contacts.



Idea created on Jan. 19, 2018
Last edit on May 22, 2018