to speak to thrive and to live - Popfest Wien 2022

July 28-31, 2022

to speak and to thrive and to live is a multimedia installation at Club U featuring Viennese and Vienna-based artists and musicians who similarly make space for broad socio-cultural expression. The title, a reference and homage to the recently late bell hooks who proposes a concept of ‘queer’ not as an adjective but a verb, like many of her other works which aim to inspire to act rather than label:

“[but] queer as being about the self that is at odds with everything around it and has to invent and create and find a place to speak and to thrive and to live." bell hooks

Laurène Southe
Zion Flex
Ayo Aloba (Ayo the Artist)
Kareem Adetoro-Ipaye
Rumi von Baires
Mbatijua Hambira (STSK)
Miriam Adefris
Alexandra Stanić
Ina Aydogan
Sophie Köchert

installation curated by me as part of Popfest 2022 invited by curator Dalia Ahmed
In Coop w/ mica – music Austria
Supported by Wirtschaftsagentur Wien


is a researcher, curator & cultural producer based in Vienna, Austria.