Art, culture and history

Hostility and attacks from the right directed at creatives, disruptions of events that are critical of society, attempts to dominate and reinterpret historical data and locations:

 

The so-called right-wing cultural struggle is in full swing and is affecting more and more artists, scientists and cultural institutions. The increasing prevalence of right-wing populist and racist positions has simultaneously triggered a compounded response in the cultural sphere, including detailed analyses of cultural politics and politics of memory from the right as well as associated strategies and effects.

We receive not only requests for information but also for consultations on how to deal with extreme right-wing and right-wing populist attempts to strategically take over and dominate discussions or reinterpret historical facts.

 

For many years now, the MBR has been advising and supporting key players in the cultural domains of art, culture and history in their interactions with right-wing extremism, right-wing populism, racism and anti-Semitism.

MBR consultations in these fields may focus on:

 

  • Support of cultural institutions and advice on how to deal with hostility and attempted disruptions perpetrated by right-wing populists.
  • Qualification of staff related to strategies and manifestations of extreme right-wing and right-wing populist cultural politics and politics of memory.
  • Support in the development of democratic guiding principles.

relevant mbr
publications

Beratungs-
Beispiele

The right-wing cultural struggle in cultural institutions and memorial sites
Example consultation

The right-wing cultural struggle in cultural institutions and memorial sites

Museums, memorial sites as well as artists and creatives have been experiencing increased political pressure from the right in recent ...
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(Local) politician who has been threatened
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(Local) politician who has been threatened

Committed politicians are increasingly receiving threatening letters, emails or calls. Some have even found themselves on a so-called "list of ...
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Conspiracy ideologies in private life
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Conspiracy ideologies in private life

"QAnon" conspiracy group stickers appear in the common stairwell, links are shared in the WhatsApp family chat that connect 5G ...
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Anti-Semitism and conspiracy ideologies in schools
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Anti-Semitism and conspiracy ideologies in schools

School is an important societal institution and a place of socialisation for children and adolescents. But schools are not spared ...
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